August 9

This Cover of George Strait’s ‘Amarillo by Morning’ will Blow Your Mind

George Strait’s Amarillo by Morning is already great, but this guy is something else! This man is a proof that country music is not limited only in the U.S. but around the world.

Amarillo by Morning Cover

In the auditions of Mongolia’s Got Talent last year, an electrician named O.Enkh-Erdene wowed every one with his voice. He did a rendition of George Strait’s “Amarillo by Morning” and stunned the audience with his deep voice as he sang. The ladies were definitely in love by what they saw and heard as shown in the video. They were fanning themselves and swaying back and forth throughout the performance.

The song “Amarillo by Morning” was written by Terry Stanford back in 1970s after he spent an entire evening driving from rodeo to rodeo. The song is a classic and the song itself is an ode to the rodeo cowboy lifestyle. Although the song was written in 1970, it appeared in Strait’s 1982 record Strait From the Heart and hit No. 4 on the U.S. Hot Country Songs chart. The song also involves travelling from show to show with no possession but clothes.

Erdene might only be imitating George Strait, but his version is mind-blowingly good. Event though there were mispronounced words, he nailed the song, both audience’s and judges’ reactions was the testament to how brilliant his performance was. It seemed like its a strange song for someone living in Mongolia to sing, but Mongolian culture is heavily influenced by nomadic way of life and horses are an integral part of that. So they do have some affinities with the cowboys and troubadours of Texas. It’s a worldwide match made in heaven.

O.Enkh-Erdene amazingly sung his way to win Mongolia’s Got Talent 2016 after beating back the seven other contestants in the grand final on December 11 and took home the prize money of MNT 100 million (about $40,000).  Watch the video below to see how he stunned everyone by his voice. Also write a comment to let us know what you think.


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