Riley Green 2023 MRB Artist Advocate
Country Music Artist Riley Green has been named Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville’s Music Row Build (MRB) 2023 Artist Advocate announced MRB Chair Penny Gattis. Riley will be performing at the Grand Ole Opry on Nov. 21 in a special performance to benefit Habitat’s Music Row Build. The Opry will be donating $5 a ticket that night to support MRB initiatives to advocate, educate and build affordable homes for hardworking families. Tickets to the Opry show can be purchased at Opry.com.
For more information about supporting the Music Row Build, contact Sherry Stinson at: email@example.com.
MRB Mission to advocate, educate, empower, and build homes for hardworking individuals and families who qualify for the Habitat homeownership program.
Music Row Build Supports
Future Habitat Homeowner Michelle
Before Riley pursued Country Music, he framed houses with his dad. He was at the Habitat build site recently, Village by the Creek in North Nashville, helping this year’s future Habitat homeowner Michelle build her Habitat home. Riley and Michelle installed siding and insulation at the Habitat build site and Riley’s parents and aunt and uncle drove up from Alabama to join the workday.
Future Habitat homeowner Michelle works as a solution center consultant at a local bank and has a 3-year-old daughter. She says she will be the first in her family to become a homeowner. Michelle is taking 100 hours of homeownership classes and working 70 hours on the build site to earn the opportunity for a Habitat 0% APR interest mortgage.
The Neal Agency, Red Light Management, and The Morrell Property Collective sponsored this year's MRB build in October.
Music industry veteran Renee Bell started the Music Row Build in 2003 and joined forces with Ree Guyer in 2005. Together they helped nine local families purchase affordable homes before it ended in 2012. In 2022, Guyer donated $100,000 to establish the Music Row Build fund with the goal of raising $500,000. To date the group has raised more than $230,000 and helped 12 families purchase affordable homes. Mark Brown reignited the build in 2020 and guided the initiative through 2022 when Gattis took over as chair.