Review: Stoned Cold Country

In celebration of The Rolling Stones’ 60th anniversary, some of Country’s biggest stars have come together for Stoned Cold Country, a tribute album filled to the brim with reimagined versions of the legendary Rock band’s catalogue. Producer Robert Deaton does a brilliant job of this record, getting the balance just right of paying homage to the original and bringing out each artists own style and personality in the songs. Ashley McBryde kicks things off with a powerhouse version of (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction. Brooks & Dunn really put their own stamp on ‘Honky Tonk Women’ which could easily fit comfortably on one of their own albums. Maren Morris’ version of ‘Dead Flowers’ feels whiskey soaked, the emotion packed into her vocal. There are too many great interpretations to mention and they’ve all been perfectly paired with their specific track but the stand out favourites for me are Little Big Town’s stripped back rendition of ‘Wild Horses’; when the whole group sings in unison on that chorus, it gives me goose bumps. I applaud all involved in this record – a fine tribute to music legends. 

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