Throughout the history of country music there have been a few times when bands have released a cover song or a song that is kind of outside their main plans. This song doesn’t come off a regular studio album. It’s something a little special, but it’s already pretty high up on the charts and I think it has the opportunity to get even higher depending on how fans react.
Gentle On My Mind – Glen Campbell
Wow. This is an amazing song. If you’ve been a fan of country music for a while you probably have heard Glen’s version at some point. It’s been a hit for decades and remains one of the best country songs of all time.
And The Band Perry is one of the most talented acts out there today. And they did an amazing job on this song. The song feels fresh and new. I think that’s why it’s doing so well on country radio. But you still have the ode to Glen in the way they did it. I think it’s an amazing example of taking a song that was a hit so long ago and turning it into a hit in modern times. That’s not easy to do.
Glen is one of the treasures in country music history. He certainly wasn’t a perfect man, but none of us are. And he’s left an amazing collection of music that people will continue to discover for generations. And that’s especially true if folks like The Band Perry do covers like this.
I love it.
Chart Estimate: #10
CML Points: 90/100