A Music Story
Pop-Country Singer/Songwriter and Recording Artist Riley Roth is a local State College, Pennsylvania resident but her recognition goes far beyond the small town of State College. She was named 2012 North American Country Music Association’s Songwriter of the Year and Rising Star Vocalist for her age category. Riley was invited to tour with The Country Pop Rock Tour in the summer of 2012 with former Disney Artists, namely Tyler Layne, whom she performed with on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at CPI’s annual Christmas concert.
During The Country Pop Rock Tour the teens shared an influential message to, “Be a friend, not a bully” to many schools, theaters and other venues throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Riley and Tyler instantly hit it off on tour and they agree that performing with each other is a lot of fun and they really compliment each other’s talent.
Tyler has toured with Radio Disney opening for A-list Artists such as The Jonas Brothers, Hannah Montana, and Kelly Clarkson but his very first big performance opening for Raven Symone particularly sparked his confidence in knowing that music was his calling.
“We got on stage, saw thousands of screaming fans and we saw nothing but lights and at that moment I was like this is what I want to do for the rest of my life; this is just so cool.”
Both Riley and Tyler can harmonize that music is their entire life and they are thrilled to be given the opportunity to share their music with the world.
~by Ashley Zucker