Many country music stars cut their teeth by playing cover songs in dive bars, honkytonks, and during local chili cookoffs. Their names were not recognizable then, but they sure are now.
Here, we roundup 6 country artists that have covered follow musicians’ biggest tracks flawlessly. See below.
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In 2011, the queen of country, covered the queen of pop, Beyonce's famed tune and fans couldn't choose a favorite version.
Courtesy of Dwight's painted-on jeans, this Elvis Presley cover came paired with tasty guitar licks and well-placed hoots and hollers.
Martina's cover of "Rose Garden" originally performed by Lynn Anderson immediately had country fans seeing through pink heart-shaped glasses.
It's hard to beat Fleetwood Mac, but this trio took the chance and won by a "Landslide." The tune was written by Stevie Nicks and is a personal testimony after battling a number of personal and professional issues. The Chicks' version, is laden with tight harmonies and still packs an emotional wallop that is worthy of any natural disaster.
Allison Krauss left us speechless with her version of Keith Whitley's tune, "When You Say Nothing At All."
Johnny Cash easily found a sounding board within this rock hit written by industrial rocker Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. The Man in Black stung fans with this cover of disarming honesty.