Stephen Wesley Freestyles Marshall Tucker Band, Eric Church in Fun Medley [Song Premiere]
Indiana native and country singer-songwriter, Stephen Wesley may spend a lot of time writing tunes for himself, but he also pulls off a killer cover. Wesley is exclusively premiering his Eric Church and Marshall Tucker Band medley on Taste of Country.
The blend of tunes is a stripped-down version that really lets this singer's vocal ability take the spotlight. He sings 'Can't You See' and 'Homeboy' with only a guitar. Wesley chose both songs for his freestyle medley carefully -- there's strong meaning behind each one.
"'Can't You See' is my brother's favorite song," Wesley explains to ToC, adding, "and 'Homeboy' was the song that made me think that there's still a huge untapped frontier in country music."
The singer calls the medley "honest," saying it is all him -- no effects, no production. He begins by covering the Marshall Tucker Band before subtly switching to Church's song. "I recorded this only for Taste of Country," he says. "No overproduction. No effects. Just myself and the guitar. About as honest as you can get."
Wesley's own song, 'Cowgirl,' has made it on to Sirius XM's the Highway, and he recently dropped the video for the super fun song. It may remind you of a Colt Ford of sorts. Check out the video here.
Although the singer calls Cali home now, Wesley is undoubtedly country. He mixes that with other genres to create a completely unique sound. 'Cowgirl' is now available on iTunes.
Listen to Stephen Wesley's Medley
Best of Country Music in 2014