“Gone Country”… but make it bluegrass.
I never knew I needed to hear that song with a bluegrass production until today, but Hailey Whitters delivered an awesome, super twangy cover of Alan Jackson’s iconic tune as part of her new Apple Music Sessions feature.
Written by Bob McDill, “Gone Country” was released in November of 1994 as the third single from Alan’s fourth studio album Who I Am.
Of course, it became a huge hit for him and an all-time 90’s country classic, as it eventually peaked at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Hailey shared a little bit about the new Apple Music sessions tunes on Instagram, saying she was able to run wild with creativity in terms of how she wanted to reimagine some of her favorite songs:
“Made an @applemusic session. Made it bluegrass. Go check it out to hear some of my favorite songs reimagined with my bluegrass spin.
Thank you Apple for asking me to do this and insisting there be absolutely no box only pure fun & creativity.”
Do yourself a favor and check it out:
In addition to the Alan Jackson cover, she reimagined The SteelDrivers (Chris Stapleton’s former bluegrass band) song “Heaven Sent,” from their self-titled 2008 debut studio album.
You absolutely love to see her pulling out an old deep cut like this:
She also did a stripped-back rendition of her current single, the fan-favorite “Everything She Ain’t.”
“Everything She Ain’t”