If you’re in need of a good ole romancing country classic, it doesn’t get much better than Shenandoah’s 1989 release, “Two Dozen Roses.”
And “You In A Honky Tonk” singer, Randall King has brought it back to the forefront for me.
This isn’t Randall’s first go at singing a great classic cover, but believe me when I say this one will go right up there with “You and Tequila” and “Little Rock.”
“Two Dozen Roses” is a pure country take on re-igniting a flame and features a man trying his best to get his lady back after he’s “done her wrong.”
And the narrator is really putting himself out there to make this final plea, knowing good and well that he’s not welcome at his ex lover’s front door, but unable to resist wondering what acts or gifts would change her mind – maybe two dozen roses?
The song was released as the fourth single from Shenandoah’s album The Road Not Taken and it peaked at number one on both the US and Canada Country Charts. And we all know, they just don’t make ‘em like this one anymore. But country relies on traditional-swaying guys like Randall King to revive them for us every now and again.
In the video, Randall and friend Clay Hollis collaborated to breathe life into the classic, and dare I say, its album worthy?
In the words of Randall himself, “long live 90s country!”
And for more from Randall King, make sure to check out our latest podcast with the rising Texas star.
Presented by our friends at Templeton Distillery, Randall joins the podcast for the second time to talk about growing up in small town West Texas and how that influences his music still today, the different regions of the Lone Star state and what makes each setting unique, transitioning to Nashville from the Texas country scene and making the music he’s passionate about in Music City, the wild high speed chase that ended at his show a couple weeks ago, and much more.
Download the podcast on Apple Podcasts by searching “Whiskey Riff Raff” or click here.
We’re also available on Spotify and wherever else you can listen to podcasts.