In the south there are things that stick with you your whole life. Things that include loving sweet tea, saying yes ma’am and yes sir to everyone, and country music. Now I’ll tell you there are some folks from the south who don’t live that way, but in the sticks where I grew up that is just how it works. I know that country music isn’t just something that is just stuck in the south, but it seems like those who can relate to a type of music stick with it. And as a girl from the backwoods I can relate.
The cool thing about music is that genres can cross and when it does sometimes something magical can happen to a song. I have a few examples for you of when country artists take a song from a different genre and make it into something so amazing. Take a look for yourself.Sugarland takes on the Pearl Jam classic “Better Man” at a live show. Jennifer Nettles has such power in her voices that this wasn’t really a challenge for her. I’m not saying this is better than Eddie Vedder on lead, but she comes real close. I love it.Okay, so this cover by Buddy Brown is more for fun than it is a musical masterpiece. However, I still like it, and I think I like it better than R. Kelly’s version just because it’s so funny.I may catch a lot of flack for saying this, but Beyonce has got nothing on Reba. Reba McEntire is a true artist at its best, and she proves it with “If I Were a Boy.” Beautiful!