The immediate success of Godsend, the sophomore album from multi-talented artist Riley Clemmons, has earned Riley the distinction of being named one of People Magazine’s “Emerging Artists of the Summer.” The bi-yearly list includes an array of recording artists on the rise, and marks Riley’s first appearance on the list. In addition to the People Magazine feature, Riley spoke to American Songwriter and the Tennessean about the album and the message of hope she hopes to convey within it.
Riley Clemmons is a 21-year-old artist from Nashville, TN who has accumulated over 210 million global streams and 50 million YouTube video views since the beginning of her career.
In 2017, her debut single “Broken Prayers,” skyrocketed Riley onto the Christian Music scene. Her 2018 self-titled album debut quickly entered the Billboard 'Heatseekers' chart, entering at No. 13. An accomplished composer, performer, producer, and recording artist, Riley draws inspiration from life experiences, blending musical influences ranging from pop to classic rock to create music that is as catchy as it is relatable.
This fall, Riley will join Tauren Wells’ Citizen of Heaven tour.