Kane Brown Covers Blake Shelton’s ‘Ol’ Red’
Kane Brown was one of several country artists to play the Country USA Festival in Wisconsin last week, and during his set on Wednesday (June 15), the crooner covered Blake Shelton's 2002 hit "Ol' Red."
"Ol' Red" was originally recorded by George Jones in 1990 and later by Kenny Rogers in 1993. Neither artist released the song as a single, and it became Shelton's first No. 1 when he released it in 2002.
Brown's slower version to Shelton's No. 1 showcases his deep vocals and had the crowd screaming in approval once he finished the song. While it's normal for a newer artist to cover a hit by someone more established, Brown was shocked to learn that Sam Hunt covered his song "Used to Love You Sober" earlier this year.
Hunt played Brown’s debut single during his set at Tortuga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale in April. While he only played a snippet, it was enough to make Brown excited.
“About to go on at my show and get a text of Sam Hunt doing my song used to love you sober at a music festival!! This is crazy,” Brown wrote on his Facebook page when he received the news. During the same set, Hunt also covered Dierks Bentley's “Somewhere on a Beach” and Thomas Rhett's “T-Shirt.”
“Used to Love You Sober” is Brown’s debut single off his EP Chapter 1. He is currently on the road with Florida Georgia Line as an opener for their Dig Your Roots Tour, which kicked off in May.
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