Eight-Year Old Riley from Tea, South Dakota Let Everyone Know at Luke Bryan Concert That ‘This Is How We Roll’
It was a sold-out concert at the Denny Sanford Premier Center when Luke Bryan took the stage on Saturday, May 9, 2015. But there was room for one more on the big stage. And that 'one more' was eight-year old Riley Svanda from Tea, South Dakota.
After making a sign that said, "Can I sing with you?" Riley's mom Deb Svanda, said that she told Riley not to get his hopes up, but his dreams soon came true. After catching the eye of Luke Bryan's team, Riley was brought to the stage to sing with his idol--in front of over 10,000 people.
Riley has always been a super-fan of Luke Bryan, so there was no question that he would know the lyrics to any song that Luke would ask him to sing.
Riley's mom said that after the concert, the Entertainer of the Year told her that he was surprised how well Riley did, despite the fact that he was shaking. Deb said,
Luke told me, 'I told Riley to be calm, drop your arms and you will be fine'. "
After the concert, Luke gave Riley his hat, several autographs and took some extra time to take some great pictures.
So now that 'Real-Deal-Riley' has the taste of super-stardom, what's next for the eight-year old? According to his mom,
He still has to finish school before heading out on tour!