Along with sharing the video, the article gives fans a more in-depth look behind the history of the song, which was just re-recorded, bluegrass style. (Watch the New Version Below)
The The Rolling Stone piece centers around the new version of the popular No. 1 hit, which also features original singer and Grand Ole Opry star John Conlee singing lead.
The combination of Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road with Conlee brings new life to the tune, more than 30 years after the release with Rolling Stone noting:
"the group adds pristine multi-part vocal harmonies."
|The popular music magazine also noted that in the current version, Conlee's voice appears to have retained the soul and brawn that helped him claim six Number One hits in the late Seventies and early Eighties. They stated the original version had a more bouncy rhythm and sunny pop sheen that was the standard at the time, whereas this new version strips the song back to its elements and glides on a double-time rhythm from the players. Carolina Road dobro player Brad Hudson jumps in for a verse, and the group adds pristine multi-part vocal harmonies.||Lorraine Jordan and the band kicked off the year winning "Female Vocalist of the Year" and the prestigious "Song of the Year" at the 2015 SPBGMA Awards. |
Their summer release of COUNTRY GRASS kept the momentum rolling. In addition to country star John Conlee, the star-studded project also features collaborations with some of Country music's top legends including Crystal Gayle, Lee Greenwood, The Kentucky Headhunters, T.G. Sheppard, Eddy Raven, and Marty Raybon in addition to the late Jim Ed Brown and the late Lynn Anderson.