September 3, 2008
In the 1950s and 60s, it was common practice for country artists to make their own versions of previously-recorded classics. Although these instances are few and far between in mainstream country music, a number of artists such as Martina McBride and Patty Loveless have recently revisited these old sounds and songs.
Imagine a feisty Miranda Lambert recording Loretta Lynn’s “You Ain’t Woman Enough” or Josh Turner putting his own stamp on Merle Haggard’s “That’s the Way Love Goes”, or Dierks Bentley getting right to the heart of the Harlan Howard-penned “Streets of Baltimore”. Those are three of my personal choices at least.
What classic song would you like a current country artist to record?