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Allie Colleen Continues the Family Legacy with Her Song “Work in Progress”

Allie Colleen + Work In Progress

In 2019, Allie Colleen, daughter of country legend Garth Brooks, continued the family legacy by releasing her debut song, “Work In Progress,” as part of her album of the same title.  Colleen is no stranger to the music industry. Her passion for singing started when she was young because of her country singer parents, Garth … Read more

Miranda Lambert Tags Along Fellow Badass Carrie Underwood In Her Badass Track “Somethin’ Bad”

Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert + Somethin’ Bad

In 2014, country queens and powerhouse vocal artists Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood teamed up as troublemakers for a long overdue collaboration, “Somethin’ Bad.” The song was the second single in Lambert’s fifth studio album, Platinum, which debuted at the Billboard Music Awards. If you’ve been a country music fan for a long time, you’d … Read more

Mahalia Jackson Sings a Soulful Cover of “I Surrender All”

Mahalia Jackson + I Surrender All

Leaving an exceptional legacy in the Christian community, the Queen of Gospel Song Mahalia Jackson made her own version of “I Surrender All” by Judson W. Van DeVenter. The song was part of her The Forgotten Recordings album in 2005, which was released thirty-three years after her death. The compilation album consists of 36 songs … Read more

Metallica Reimagines Loretta Lynn’s “You’re Lookin’ at Country” into a Rock Cover

Metallica Covers Loretta Lynn's You're Lookin' at Country

Rock music meets country; Metallica performs “You’re Lookin’ at Country” during their concert on January 24, 2019, at the Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee. With band members James Hetfield, Robert Trujillo, Kirk Hammett, and Lars Ulrich, the heavy metal icons have produced timeless rock songs such as “Ride the Lightning” (1984), “Master of Puppets” (1986), and … Read more

Reba McEntire features Carrie Underwood with Their Powerful Rendition of “Does He Love You”

Carrie Underwood & Reba McEntire - Does He Love You

Topping the Billboard charts with hit singles like “Can’t Even Get the Blues,” “I’m a Survivor,” and “I Don’t Wanna Be a One Night Stand,” Reba McEntire invites Carrie Underwood to the stage to sing her prominent song “Does He Love You” at the Grand Ole Opry on September 22, 2017. This is to celebrate … Read more

Did Dolly Parton intend to make “The Seeker” a Gospel Song? Here’s What We Know

Dolly Parton + The Seeker

In 1975, Dolly Parton released yet another encouraging gospel song, “The Seeker,” as part of her album Dolly.  Right after its release, the song immediately hit the charts landing at no. 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks, no. 2 on the US Hot Country Songs (Billboard), and no. 5 on the US Bubbling Under … Read more

Reba McEntire And Brooks & Dunn’s 1998 Duet Single “If You See Him/If You See Her” Is A Ballad Of Heartbreak

Reba McEntire + Brooks & Dunn + If You See Him If You See Her

Back in 1998, one of country’s biggest queens, Reba McEntire, and the popular country duo Brooks & Dunn collaborated for a single titled “If You See Him/If You See Her.” The track served as the titular music for their respective albums – If You See Him for Reba and If You See Her for Brooks … Read more

Diamond Rio Asks For “One More Day” With Their Loved One, And It’s A Sock In The Gut

Diamond Rio + One More Day

In October 2000, country music group Diamond Rio dropped a sock in the gut ballad titled “One More Day.” The track was the title track and second single off their same-titled album.  The song first gained buzz a month prior to its official release. In a story shared by Martin Roe, the group’s lead singer, … Read more

Keith Urban Graces Listeners with an Underrated Cover of “I’ll Fly Away” 

Keith Urban + I'll Fly Away

New Zealand country singer Keith Urban was among the various artists who released a song from the Christian country album Amazing Grace Volume III Salute to Gospel on June 15, 2004. His mellow rendition of “I’ll Fly Away” was distinguishable from numerous versions of recording artists from the past through its simple and homely musical … Read more

Listen To Waylon Jennings And The Kimberlys’ Grammy-Winning Cover Version of Jimmy Webb’s “MacArthur Park”

Waylon Jennings + MacArthur Park

In 1969, country legend Waylon Jennings released his rendition of the Jimmy Webb-penned track “MacArthur Park,” featuring the family quartet, the Kimberlys. The song, which he included in his album Country-Folk, earned a string of successes: charting at number 23 on Hot Country Songs, grabbing a spot on the Hot 100 (at 93), and gaining … Read more

Kelly Clarkson Blows Us Away with Her Rendition of Miranda Lambert’s “Tin Man”

Kelly Clarkson Blows Us Away with Her Rendition of Miranda Lambert’s “Tin Man”

Known for turning song covers into an original record, vocal prowess Kelly Clarkson just added Miranda Lambert’s “Tin Man” to her list of covers you should listen to. Clarkson shows off her timeless talent with the powerful cover during her 2019 Meaning of Life Tour at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.  The song was … Read more

Jason Aldean’s Controversial 2023 Track “Try That in a Small Town” Was Also His Biggest Hit In Nearly A Decade

Jason Aldean's 'Try That In A Small Town'

When Jason Aldean released the lead single off his eleventh studio album, Highway Desperado, titled “Try That in a Small Town,” in May 2023, it entered the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart at number 35. And then it declined and ultimately dropped from the Top 50. It didn’t even generate too many headlines. But eight … Read more

Cat Stevens Tries To Love Again After A Heartbreak In “The First Cut is the Deepest”

Cat Stevens + The First Cut is the Deepest

Singer P.P. Arnold’s 1967 track “The First Cut is the Deepest” was originally written by British singer-songwriter Cat Stevens. He wrote the track and recorded a demo of the track in ‘65 at the tender age of 17.  In an interview with Billboard, where he shared stories behind his beloved classics, he talked about how … Read more

Six-Year-Old Cowboy Cash Singleton rocks Kentucky Opry with “Your Cheatin’ Heart”

Your Cheatin' Heart cover by Cash Singleton

When it comes to talent, six-year-old Cash Singleton proved that age doesn’t matter. Walking out that stage in the 2016 Kentucky Opry in a true-blue gritty cowboy ensemble, complete with his boots, hat, and cowboy attitude, Cash stole the hearts of the audience in his rendition of “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” a song originally recorded by … Read more

The Story Behind the Song that Ruled Country Music for 9 Weeks: David Houston’s “Almost Persuaded”

David Houston Almost Persuaded

In 1966, Country music legend David Houston released his award-winning song “Almost Persuaded” as part of his album of the same title.  Born in Bossier City, Louisiana, David Houston grew up in a family of singers who eventually influenced him to start his music career. He made his debut in 1964 with his song “New … Read more