You know, Country & Western!
This ain't your Dad's country music. It's your Granddad's! None of that new Nashville bullshit either. This is where you'll find what I consider the best in Country (Classic and Alt), Folk, and Americana.
Johnny Cash w/Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy - I See a Darkness
For some reason I finally listened to this song today. The lyrics are masterful - like he was in my head.
Thanks for this, it’s fantastic.
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy covering R. Kelly’s “The World’s Greatest,” off Ask Forgiveness (2007)
Probably my favorite cover of all time (other than Bonnie Billy’s cover of Phil Ochs “My Life”), BPB gets into the soul of this song, deeply and intensely, he turns this into Johnny Cash. Amazing.
Will Oldham interviewed R. Kelly for Interview.
OLDHAM: I love that song “The World’s Greatest.” We perform that song onstage sometimes. We do sort of like a country version of it.
KELLY: Yeah? I would love to hear that.
oh okay. there we go.
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy - One With The Birds