Multi-talented artist and one of People Magazine’s Emerging Artists Riley Clemmons has released her long-awaited third studio album, Church Pew via Capitol CMG. From the introspective and hopeful opening piano chords of “Church Pew” to the heartbreaking loss and grief reflected in “This Side of Heaven,” Riley’s heart is on full display throughout the songs on Church Pew. This past Spring, Riley debuted the first single from the album, “Loved By You,” to critical acclaim and has since surpassed 4.4 million streams worldwide. The follow up single, “Miracle,” has garnered over two million streams and has been used in videos across social media celebrating everything from new babies and weddings to overcoming battles with disease and addiction.
“Creating this album allowed me to rediscover what truly inspires me and resonates with me as a songwriter and a 23 year-old woman who loves Jesus” shares Riley. “I’m overjoyed and excited to finally share this collection of songs and stories. My hope is that listeners will be able to find their own stories of faith, joy, and healing intertwined within these lyrics and melodies.”
Tomorrow night, Riley will celebrate the release of Church Pew by debuting a few of the new songs live at the iconic Grand Ole Opry. This marks her second time performing at the legendary venue, having made her debut in 2022.
Later this month, Riley will join Zach Williams on his “A Hundred Highways” tour followed by the “I Don’t Want Christmas To End Tour” through the end of the year.
Riley Clemmons is a rising artist from Nashville, TN who has accumulated over half a billion global streams and 85 million YouTube video views since the beginning of her career. After spending years refining her craft in writers’ rooms, Riley sky-rocketed onto the scene with her 2017 Capitol CMG debut single “Broken Prayers,” which has generated over 56 million global streams since its release. Her 2018 self-titled album debut quickly entered the Billboard Heatseekers chart, debuting at No. 13 and resulting in a New Artist Of the Year nomination and coveted performance spot at the 50th GMA Dove Awards. Riley released her much-anticipated sophomore, Godsend, in 2021 which cemented her place as an artist to watch with accolades from Rolling Stone and People Magazine as well as performances the TODAY Show, FOX & Friends, and debut at the Grand Ole Opry.