Green River Ordinance is an American rock band from Fort Worth, Texas. Their name refers to Green River Ordinances, laws which prohibit door-to-door sales unless the house’s owner gives permission to do so.
Bassist Geoff Ice and guitarist Jamey Ice are brothers. Early in their career (circa 2003), the band regularly did opening gigs with Flickerstick in Texas, and by 2005 had toured with Collective Soul and played with Eisley and Mutemath, among others. The band’s initial releases, a 2005 full-length and a 2007 EP, were both released on the small independent label For Mona. Their debut release for Virgin Records, Out of My Hands, was released in February 2009, and garnered comparisons to 1990s mainstream rock acts such as Sister Hazel, Third Eye Blind and Matchbox 20, as well as contemporaries like Augustana and The Fray. Out of My Hands peaked at #10 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. The single „Come On“ reached #17 on the Billboard Adult Top 40 late in 2009; the single „On Your Own“ reached #37 on the same chart in 2010.
This fall season marks the 10th anniversary of Green River Ordinance as a band. In 2009 and 2010, GRO saw two Top 40 radio singles, songs on over 20 television shows („So You Think You Can Dance“, „The Hills“, „The Young and the Restless“), two music videos on MTV and VH1, as well as tours with several nationally touring artists, such as Goo Goo Dolls, Collective Soul, Switchfoot, Train, Lifehouse, and American Idol winners David Cook & Kris Allen. Billboard Magazine even stated, „Green River Ordinance has established itself as a pop-rock act to keep an eye on in 2010.“GRO’s original song „Rise Up“ was featured on the AT&T Team USA Soundtrack (2010) alongside Mariah Carey, 3 Doors Down, Train, and Rascal Flatts. Their Capitol/Virgin Records debut album Out of My Hands and various singles were featured on Zune, Walmart.com, AmazonMP3, iTunes, Rhapsody, and Napster as Staff Picks, Song of the Day, What’s Hot, Track of the Week, and other promotions.

GRO left EMI on August 6, 2010 and 14 days later proceeded to go on tour with Goo Goo Dolls and Switchfoot. Also, they were featured on every episode of MTV’s show „If You Really Knew Me“ and also had their video „On Your Own“ featured after shows during credits on MTV, all of this while being independent of any label ties. On September 6, 2010, GRO released „The Morning Passengers - Acoustic Sessions EP“ to iTunes only, and it reached #3 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, as well as the #39 Billboard Independent Release.

After leaving EMI, GRO turned to Kickstarter to raise over $40,000 from their fans in order to produce a new album. While recording the new album, amidst touring, they released two additional EPs: Songs We Like From Before We Were Born and Waterhope.

The band released their new studio album Under Fire on February 28, 2012 and began a national tour in March in support of it. GRO took Graham Colton out as their opener for „Under Fire - The North American Tour“ tour dates. The album was fully funded by their fans, through the launch of a Kickstarter campaign over a year earlier. This record features the hit Texas Country song, „Dancing Shoes,“ as well as their current radio single, „Heart of Me.“

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