Thanks to GSC Reporter, Dan Reifsnyder
Dan Reifsnyder: What first got you into music?
Riley Roth: My parents tell me that I have been singing since before I could talk, but it really became a bigger interest when I started musical theater at eight years old. I fell in love with singing, picked up the guitar, and started writing songs at 10 years old. By the age of 12, I was playing local shows, then doing shows out of state. My love for performing just kept growing.
DR: How did you meet Sheree and get involved with GSC?
RR: I made trips to Nashville every month for two years, before I moved here last March. During that time, I had the opportunity to meet a lot of great writers and connections. Someone whom I met, here in Nashville, reached out and suggested that I join Global Songwriters Connection. I met Sheree after I joined. I absolutely love her! She is a blessing and inspires and encourages me to grow as both a writer and an artist.
DR: She definitely is! Who are some of your musical influences?
RR: I listen to a lot of different genres of music, so I’m definitely influenced by so many people across the board. However, some of my biggest influences are: Sam Hunt, Meghan Trainor, Walker Hayes, and Colbie Caillat.
DR: What are some songs you wish you’d written?
RR: There’s a long list of songs that I wish I had written, but a few are: “Tin Man” – I love how this song really makes you feel something, “Rich” – I love the sassiness behind this song; Maren kills it, and “You Broke Up With Me” – love these fun lyrics and the vibe of the song overall.
DR: I’ve got to say, “Tin Man” is one of my new favorites, too. Killer song! Do you have any projects in the works?
RR: I have been spending almost every day writing for my next project and hope to be putting it together soon.
DR: Great! Well, I’m looking forward to hearing it. Thanks for taking the time to talk!