This week's DP&S post. Another Wednesday night finds me bored, and works been slow this week, and will be until our next house gets framed, so no work tomorrow, and that means I've got a small buzz workin here, and I wnna share some songs with you.
I've covered a lot of topics in my pevious posts, but I don't think I've done this one yet.
This week's topic is Covers in Country Music
Normally, I'm not a fan of covers, but there are a select few that I like, and those ae the one's I'll post.
A fair amount of the songs I post will be remakes of Waylon Jennings' songs.
Remember- Feedback would be appreciate, please leave a comment and let me know what you think.
Let's get started
Chris Young and Willie Nelson- Rose in Paradise
Original artist- Waylon Jennings. One of my favorite Waylon songs, and I think Chris Young does it justice.
Kentucky Headhunters- Lonesome Me
Original artist- Don Gibson. One of the few occurances that I like the cover better than the original. The Headhunters make this song upbat with a fast pace. I left them off of my Country bands blog for reasons unknown to me. One of my favorite bands of all time.
Brooks and Dunn- Husbands and Wives
Original artist- Roger Miller. Roger Miller wasn't known for his serious songs, whch might be why he didn't have much success with this song. Brooks and Dunn had a top 10 hit with it.
Blake Shelton- Goodbye Time
Origial Artist- Conway Twitty. This was before Blake Shelton was the big star he is today(thanks to Rhet Akins' song writing), he does a good job covering a song by a man people once thought was Elvis going by another name.
Travis Tritt- Where Corn Don't Grow
Original artist- Waylon Jennings. Love the theme of this song. Travis had moresuccess with it than Waylon did, I won't say it's better than Waylon's version, becaus no one is better than Waylon, but Travis does a good job.
Charley Pride- Mountain of Love
Original artist- Johnny Rivers. It's fairly upbeat for what should be a sad song. Charley broke barriers in Country Music. He's the greatst minority Country Artist of all time, a living legend.
I saved the best for last
The Door is Always Open- Jamey Johnson
Original artist- Waylon Jennings. This is as close to Waylon as you can get without listening to Waylon. Doing Waylon justice wouldn't do enough service for Jamey's version.
Thanks for listening