Finally the day has come…
We have 13 incredible John Anderson Covers by some of the biggest contemporary country music, folk and bluegrass artists in the game.
Well, I’ve seen a number of country tribute albums over the years, but this is the first time I’ve seen one with a wide variety of artists like this Something Borrowed, Something New: A Tribute to John Anderson.
The long list of featured artists includes John Prine, Sierra Ferrell, Brent Cobb, Nathaniel Rateliff, Eric Church, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Tyler Childers, Luke Combs, Sturgill Simpson, Brothers Osborne, Del McCoury & Sierra Hull, Ashley McBryde and James Johnson.
With that in mind, I’m here to shed some light Luke Combs’ Fantastic rendition of Anderson’s arguably iconic hit “Seminole Wind,” the title track of his 1992 album.
I’ll admit I was wondering when I first saw the news on this album how anyone could put together a good John Anderson cover song given the distinct and unique voice that gets him into the 80’s differed from the rest of the pack and 90’s.
However, we also know that Combs could sing his graduation page in his high school yearbook and still make it a number one hit, so I knew if there was anyone who could do it, it would be the North Carolina kid himself with his grin singing.
In fact, Combs has put together a hard-hitting rendition of one of the sickest country songs of the ’90s.
Although I wish Combs’ cover had that iconic violin intro to the song like the original, they went for a piano intro anyway and it works. An incredible tribute to a country music icon.
John Anderson’s original:
https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2022/08/05/luke-combs-delivers-badss-rendition-of-seminole-wind-for-john-anderson-tribute-album/ Luke Combs Delivers Bad*ss Rendition Of “Seminole Wind” For John Anderson Tribute Album