John Riggins grew up competitive in his hometown of Westfield Indiana. From sports and volunteering his time to those in need to performing the traditional Outlaw Country Music he loves, John has always been one to excel at everything he does. He started out just him and his guitar, playing for tips at any venue that would have him in Indianapolis and surrounding counties. From there he formed a band and competed against over 30 bands at Indy's biggest country music venue, the 8-Second Saloon, which led to opening for national acts such as Darryl Worley, Jason Michael Carroll, and Mark Wills. So looking for a new challenge, in 2013, John decided to take on Music City!

   He has been performing regularly on the World Famous "Broadway Strip" in Nashville.   John CO-Produced his first album "Outlaw Rising".  His first single “Lonesome Old Guitar”  was released in the US and Canada on January 1, 2016.   Keeping with tradition of a striving musician, John continues to take his show to venues in other states, most every weekend. Over the last 4 years John has averaged Over 250+ shows a year. With around 70+ of those shows being weekends on the road in over 25 different states. John has Taken charge booking his own shows and managing his own career. Johns accomplishments have come from his own hard work.  In a short time John has also become a prolific songwriter having penned over half of his CD “Outlaw Rising” he is co-writing with songwriters Gary Gentry; “The Ride” (David Allen Coe, Tim McGraw), “We Didn’t See A Thing” (Ray Charles & George Jones), “1959,” (John Anderson), "Who Cares" (Ray Charles & Janie Frickie), "The Very Best Of Me" and “The One I Loved Back Then (The Corvette Song)” (George Jones), Wayd Battle, and SESAC Award Winner, Shawn Byrnes and others.

   John Riggins isn’t settling for the things he’s accomplished, he’s looking for more… growing his Outlaw Country Music bigger, writing and singing a number one hit and performing to thousands of traditional country music fans; he’s thinking. #realcountrymusic


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Outlaw Rising

by John Riggins