Toby Keith covered a classic on his latest album.
Have you heard his version of the Gordon Lightfoot classic Sundown? If now you’re really missing out on a great cover from the country powerhouse singer.
Gord took the track to the top of the #1 on the US charts back in 1974. The Canadian singer had a string of big hits, but this was perhaps his biggest hit of all in the US and his home country.
Sundown was about Gord’s girlfriend at the time. Those women always inspire the best songs – folk, country, and every genre in between.
I love Toby’s version. His deep voice is perfect on the track. There is a cool mysterious vibe to the track. Gord’s music was always slow and melodic and kind of enchanting in a way.
Toby captures that on his version of Sundown, but I think he also succeeds in making the song his own. Toby could probably sing the announcements in the morning at a high school and make it interesting so it’s no surprise he wins with a great song as the material.
This version is a great update and worth checking out if you’re a fan of Toby’s or a fan of Gordon’s.
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Sundown – Toby Keith