Dwight Yoakam is still one of my favorite artist. He’s been releasing music for well over 20 years in the country world. He’s one of the biggest country stars of all time and he’s always been on the edge of the mainstream while still appealing to tons of country fans.
As you probably know, Dwight is also an accomplished actor. He’s been playing a role on Under The Dome, which I haven’t seen, but the news recently was that Dwight covered a CCR song on the show and it’s become a little bit of a hit.
Check it out.
Who’ll Stop The Rain – Dwight Yoakam
Dwight definitely made this song his own. There are elements of the CCR original there, but this is all Dwight. You have the wailing vocals and all the classic Dwight songs that his fans love.
And while I haven’t see the show I can imagine this would be a perfect song for the screen. I can imagine a scene that would work out really well. I like when artists and actors cover classic songs. They do it on Sons Of Anarchy all the time. It adds some familiarity with the music, but with a new twist and I think this song is a great example of that.
Dwight fans are treated to new treats every once in a while. This was another treat from Dwight and I hope it surprises a few out there over the next few weeks and months.
What do you think?
CML Points: 90/100