Zach Bryan And J.R. Carroll Team Up For Cover Of Jason Isbell’s “King Of Oklahoma”

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Two Okie boys paying their dues.

It’s pretty incredible what J.R. Carroll has been able to do in his short music career.

Starting as a friend and member of Zach Bryan’s band, the Oklahoma native has become a damn good artist in his own right, having released a few EP’s, the latest being an OurVinyl session, which created a loyal base of fans who fell in love with his raw songwriting and endearing vocals.

We’ve seen these two team up to cover Tyler Childers’ “Feathered Indians” a little bit ago, but now the boys are back, this time tipping the cap to Jason Isbell.

“King Of Oklahoma” is the second track from Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit’s latest album Weathervaneswhich for my money is one of the best projects Isbell has released.

It’s a heartbreaking tale of a man who tried to pull off a copper piping robbery to escape poverty but was injured and ended up hooked on pills. His life continued to fall apart from there and now finds himself looking back at everything, especially his wife who’s going to leave him and take the kids with her.

“She used to wake me up with coffee ever morningAnd I’d hear her homemade house shoes slide across the floorShe used to make me feel like the king of OklahomaBut nothing makes me feel like much of nothing anymore…”

Good stuff, fellas.

And the original:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock