In celebration of The Rolling Stones’ 60th anniversary, country’s biggest stars came together for ‘Stoned Cold Country’, released earlier this year and a documentary of the album’s in-studio creation. The documentary, available now to rent or purchase, takes fans behind-the-scenes and into the creation of this love letter to The Rolling Stones from Nashville.
Filled with reimagined versions of the legendary rock band’s catalogue, enlisting the help of country stars Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Eric Church, Steve Earle, Elle King, Marcus King, Little Big Town, Ashley McBryde, Maren Morris, Elvie Shane, Koe Wetzel, The War and Treaty, Lainey Wilson and Zac Brown Band, to sit down with each to dive into the Stones influence on their individual careers.
All of these artists share the same spirit as The Rolling Stones – rule breakers and trailblazers. Music is in these artists’ make up, fame or no fame, each of them would be playing music even if they didn’t have a record deal. ‘Stoned Cold Country’ also illustrates the recording process of each of the songs with each artist.
Take a deep inside the studio and how all the tracks and vocals were recorded in the same room. The Stones created their music together and by doing so, you can feel the intimacy and connection when it’s done that way. Singers, musicians, engineers and producers are working fully together and feeding off their combined creative energy.
Long fascinated by the The Rolling Stones – and specifically their country roots – Deaton, long-standing executive producer of the CMA Awards, spent the past several years on a specific mission: namely to shine a light on the Stones’ influence not only on country music at large, but more specifically on some of its most convention-busting contemporary artists.
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