Taking it back to 1973.
A few years back a stellar group of artists came together to honor John Lennon for what would’ve been his 75th birthday. The tribute concert featured performances from Chris Stapleton, Sheryl Crowe, John Fogerty, Peter Frampton, Kris Kristofferson, Tom Morello, Willie Nelson, The Roots, Steven Tyler and more.
And it also featured the great Eric Church, who performed a knockout cover of John’s “Mind Games.”
Lennon originally started writing “Mind Games” in 1969 as a song titled, “Make Love, Not War.” Lennon would go on to finish the song in the following years before eventually releasing it as a single titled “Mind Games” in 1973. It would eventually go on to be the title track to his Mind Games album later that year.
“John Lennon wrote and made music that mattered. It said something, it meant something. And I think in this day and time, we should do more of that. This is one of those that mattered, this is ‘Mind Games.'”
You hear that country music? Write and make music that matters.
And speaking of Eric and The Beatles, how about a little “Come Together,” a bonus track from The Outsiders record.