The controversy continues.
Bud Light recently collaborated with transgender activist, Dylan Mulvaney, and put her face on 12 oz. cans across the Country. In doing so, Bud Light sparked controversy with many artists, such as Travis Tritt, who have since pulled Anheuser-Busch products from their tours and/or bars.
During his set, Riley played his most popular song to date, “I Wish Grandpa’s Never Died,” and during the chorus where he originally sings “I wish coolers never ran out of cold Bud Light,” Riley changed the lyrics to “Coors Light,” and the fans attending loved it.
It’s subtle, it’s playing to his fan-base, and it appears to have been in good fun because Riley cracked a smile after singing the line. Still, Bud Light’s sales are down and Coors Light’s stock has risen 8.3% amid the controversy.
Country Music Artist Riley Green Cancels Bud Light at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium Friday Night— Chief Nerd (@TheChiefNerd) April 16, 2023
Riley changed the lyrics from his hit song ‘I Wish Grandpas Never Died’ from Bud Light to Coors Light…and the crowd went wild!@RileyGreenMusic pic.twitter.com/VYUZySG0Zh
Brendan Whitworth, the chief executive of Anheuser-Busch, recently issued a statement saying:
We never intended to be part of a discussion that divides people. We are in the business of bringing people together over a beer.