Nashville country band Teddy and The Rough Riders have been on the rise for the past few years, and their fans include Margo Price, who produced their upcoming self-titled album, and Orville Peck, who recently took them out on tour and called them "one of the best country acts making music today." The album comes out July 1 via Appalachia Record Co (pre-order), and we're now premiering second single "Hey Richard," following the recently-released "Livin in the Woods." The new song is an ode to the late Little Richard, and was actually written before his passing, and there's a lyrical tribute to Hank Williams in there too. Vocalist/bassist Ryan Jennings says:

Little Richard is an actual angel from heaven, and to be able to know his story is one of the great pleasures of my life. Wish I could have met him and worshiped with him. I just wanna thank him for creating rock and roll. I know he needed to move on to religion, and that his life view was so unique. And Equally a legend/hero, Hank Williams used to live in an old house across my street and personally I feel the ghosts like that in Nashville all the time.

It's a lovely, tender dose of country-folk and you can hear it below.

Teddy and the Rough Riders

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