12 Albums, more than 300 original songs, 15 Texas Music Festivals in historic Luckenbach Texas, and 7 European Tours, so far, Thomas Michael Riley is truly a legend in the making.
"He's in touch with common folks" says Billy Joe Shaver,"...as real and down to earth as the earth itself." It shows in his words, music, and inspiring performances that touch everyone and leave them feeling better about being alive.
"He's one of the few that can make you think, laugh, cry, and dance...all in the same song,"
says Don Pfrimmer... Pfrimmer should know, his Ten #1 Songs include Diamond Rio’s
Meet in the Middle, and Lee Roy Parnell's Love Without Mercy.
"I'm fortunate to write with some of the best," says Riley, whose co-writers also include Hal Ketchum, Davin James, Chris Wall, and Gregg Gorman.
Texas legend Gary P. Nunn recorded many of Riley's songs like Red-Neck Riviera, Cow-Pasture Pool,
and Perfectly Normalon 3 of of his albums, including Gary P. Nunn's Greatest Hits.
Since then, Riley's been off ‘n running, touring the lower 48, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, and Europe.
Texas Music Awards and Nominations include Album of the Year, "Tommy," Entertainer of the Year, and Song of the Year, "In the Garden".
"I'm here to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable;
to bring music and laughter to the people who need it the most.