I saw this video come up on my YouTube feed the other day. I subscribe to the Grand Ole Opry’s station like many people do. They usually have some well known stars on there, but they also put up a few surprises and new artists. I like that.
Then this one came across and I thought it was just so good. So I knew I had to write about the song and the artist.
But Rhiannon Giddens? I had no idea. Then I dug just a little bit and learned she was part of Carolina Chocolate Drops, which I wrote about in 2012. I loved that song and I love this one too.
She’s Got You – Rhiannon Giddens
Obviously it’s a cover of a classic Patsy Cline song. And you know that those songs aren’t easy to cover. LeAnn Rimes has probably been the closest thing in the last 20 years, but Rhiannon manages to do the song perfect justice and bring a little of her own flair to the song as well.
That is really amazing if you think about it. Country fans have heard this song so many times. They know what it “should” sound like and all that, but I think Rhiannon really nails it.
You’re captivated by her performance too. I love studio recordings. A lot of effort goes into making those sound pleasing, but I love live performances as well. This is one of the reasons. You get captivated.
Amazing cover and an amazing song. I’ll have to check out Rhiannon’s new album.
CML Points: 93/100