Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @TheChiefNerd (left); YouTube screenshot (right)
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Country musician Riley Green while recently on stage switched out the "Bud Light" reference in the lyrics of his song "I Wish Grandpas Never Died" — presumably a shot over the bow at the beer brand for its notorious partnership with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney — and the crowd absolutely loved it.
Check out the viral moment below:
\u201cCountry Music Artist Riley Green Cancels Bud Light at Nashville\u2019s Nissan Stadium Friday Night \n\nRiley changed the lyrics from his hit song \u2018I Wish Grandpas Never Died\u2019 from Bud Light to Coors Light\u2026and the crowd went wild!\n\n@RileyGreenMusic\u201d— Chief Nerd (@Chief Nerd) 1681649618
The original lyrics read, in part, "And I wish even cars had truck beds / And every road was named Copperhead / And coolers never run out of cold Bud Light..." Green simply replaced "Bud Light" with "Coors Light."
Definitely a crowd pleaser for those who attended Friday's show at Nashville's Nissan Stadium.
How did Twitter react?
As you no doubt expect, a number of Twitter commenters were just as pleased as the audience:
- "Looking forward even more to seeing him in a month," one commenter wrote. "Dude gets it."
- "He has my complete respect," another user said. "What an alpha."
- "I'm pinning this to my profile," another commenter declared. "Merica!"
\u201c@TheChiefNerd @RileyGreenMusic was at the show - Great moment. The only beer left for sale in the stadium last night\ud83d\udc47 #GetWokeGoBroke\u201d— Chief Nerd (@Chief Nerd) 1681649618
The latest salvo
After the Bud Light-Mulvaney team-up hit the news, Nashville-based musician Kid Rock posted a video of himself shooting at cases of Budweiser beer, a clip that quickly went viral with millions of views.
In addition, country music legend Travis Tritt announced he was dropping all Anheuser-Busch products from his tour.
What's more, country music singer John Rich scrapped Bud Light from his Nashville bar amid the Mulvaney controversy.
Soon it came out that prior to the Bud Light-Mulvaney partnership, the beer company's vice president Alissa Gordon Heinerscheid stressed the need to get away from Bud Light's "out-of-touch" frat boy image to one of "inclusivity."
Then last week Anheuser-Busch insiders reported that “no one at the senior level” was aware of or approved a partnership with Mulvaney amid the brand plummeting $5 billion in value.
Finally Anheuser-Busch's CEO released a damage-control statement that got called out for lack of substance, and the beer giant created a patriotic "Heart of America" advertisement presumably to fortify its face-saving campaign.
Here's a clip related to the country music reaction:
Country Stars Divided Over Bud Light Controversyyoutu.be
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Sr. Editor, News
Dave Urbanski is a senior editor for Blaze News.