And during last night’s show at Sweetwater Pavilion in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, fellow Texas rockers Whiskey Myers took the opportunity to pay homage to the music legend.
Performing the ZZ Top hit “La Grange,” Whiskey Myers frontman Cody Cannon passed the lead vocal duties to guitar player Cody Tate. It’s not the first time they’ve covered ZZ Top, but you have to imagine it hit a little harder after the news about Dusty.
Released in 1973 as the lead single from their album Tres Hombres, “La Grange” is probably the most iconic song in the entire ZZ Top catalog.
The track itself is about a brothel called the Chicken Ranch in La Grange, Texas, which also happens to be the inspiration behind the play/film The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas. The film adaptation, released in 1982, stars Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds.
Here’s to the late, great Dusty Hill… this one’s for you.