This is the cover we need.
We know and love Billy Strings for his unique spin on bluegrass, taking the genre and making it more appealing to broader audiences of any genre of music.
From his tricked out shows, out of this world picking abilities, and deep cutting lyrics, the guy knows how to get the crowd going.
Not to mention, his unique story of growing up in a life of drugs and poverty is intriguing in itself.
He can also cover the hell out of a song… or 12… hundred.
From covering Johnny Cash’s “Cocaine Blues” alongside Post Malone, to the Stanley Brothers’ “Stone Walls and Steel Bars,” Jimi Hendrix’s “Hey Joe,” and even Turnpike Troubadours’ “Long Hot Summer Day,” the list goes on and on.
With that being said, the man is back at it with the covers, and this time he covered yet another country music legend…
And it’s no other than Willie Nelson.
Strings recently covered Shotgun Willie’s song “On The Road Again” at Marymoor Park in Redmond, Washington.
Off of Nelson’s soundtrack for the 1980 movie Honeysuckle Rose, the song instantly became one of the famed country singer’s greatest hits.
It truly feels like everything Strings touches turns to gold, as he truly does this cover justice.
Check it out:
And the original: