When it comes to real rock bands, there isn’t too many that are left.
The Kings of Leon however, are one of them.
Back in 2019, they made their Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo debut in front of over 60,000 fans at NRG Stadium.
In addition to fan-favorites like “Use Somebody,” the Nashville natives performed “Back Down South,” mashing it up with George Strait’s “Amarillo By Morning,” a much-appreciated nod to the King of Country.
Naturally, the crowd went wild for the tribute to a Texas legend.
Chris Stapleton and Kings Of Leon Cover “Simple Man”
Lots of “Simple Man” news going around lately, and why shouldn’t it? It’s an absolute iconic song from Lynyrd Skynyrd’s debut album.
We saw a throwback video from way back in Luke Combs’ college days, him blowing the roof off of his local bar. And then more recently, Morgan Wallen gave an impromptu performance on Instagram, with a big ol’ dip in. Fans were loving that one as well.
But that reminded me of another performance. One from the great Chris Stapleton. But this time, Chris had some help.
It’s New Year’s Eve 2016 and Kings Of Leon are headlining their hometown of Nashville’s New Year’s Eve celebration. The night featured performances from Chris Stapleton, Kelsea Ballerini and others, but when Chris returned to the stage to join Kings of Leon, the crowd of 150,000 erupted.
The fantastic vocalists, one incredible song… “Simple Man” has been done a million times and will be done a million more, but you might not see a cover as good as this one. At least not anytime soon.