I absolutely love the acoustic performances Parker McCollum has been releasing.
I’m a big fan of the “strip it down and see if it stands” test to see if a song has something to it, and so far, all have passed with flying colors. Plus, you can’t really hide when you play acoustic. You either got it, or you don’t…
It started with “Young Man’s Blues,” then Parker released acoustic performances of “Like A Cowboy”, “Hell Of A Year”and now, one of my favorites, “To Be Loved By You”.
With just two acoustic guitars and a piano (another example of why we need more keys in country music, just listen to that little solo in the middle and try to tell me it doesn’t get you), this stripped down version matches the lyrics better than the studio cut and gets you more in line with what its really about, a man longing for a woman to let go and love him.
There’s just something special about the Limestone Kid.