They just don’t make ’em like they did in the ’90s anymore, do they? I mean Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, Reba, Ronnie Dunn, Travis Tritt, we’re talking about some of the premiere voices in country music.
This morning, I saw a clip of Travis Tritt performing the iconic Johnny Cash hit “I Walk The Line” during a recent livestream from his house, but it immediately brought me back to some of those old Opry performances from back in the day. Back when this cover was a regular part of Travis’ set.
Travis beautifully reworked Johnny’s “I Walk The Line” into almost a hymn-like arrangement with deep, sweeping vocals and a much slower tempo. It’s absolutely stunning.
He even recorded it for the 2020 compilation album, Kindred Spirits: A Tribute to the Songs of Johnny Cash, an album that featured covers from Tritt, Dwight Yoakam, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Hank Jr. and more.
If you’ve never heard this, you might want to take a seat… Travis is about to knock you on your ass.
And in case you want to rewatch that livestream performance, here ya go.
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