No musical genre does cover songs better than country music. Country music artists know how to honor the integrity of a song while still adding a sprinkle of twang and a twist of grit that can only make it better. Check out these 10 amazing country covers we think you’ll love.
1. “Hit me With Your Best Shot”
The crowd goes wild for Martina McBride’s phenomenal cover of the classic Pat Benetar hit “Hit me With Your Best Shot” from her 1980 album Crimes of Passion.
2. “Life is a Highway”
Rascal Flatts did such an amazing job recreating Tom Cochran’s hit “Life is a Highway” that their version became a soundtrack hit to the Disney movie Cars.
3. “Stay With Me”
Travis Tritt revamped Faces’ 1971 megahit “Stay With Me” with some personalized country-rock touches in 2013.
4. “Fast Car”
The Wilkinsons put out this flawless rendition of Tracy Chapman’s hopeful 1988 classic “Fast Car” in 2007.
5. “Free Fallin’”
“Free Fallin’” is a Tom Petty fan favorite from his debut solo album Full Moon Fever released in 1989. Keith Urban does this cruising anthem justice with his 2004 take on the classic.
Blake Shelton released this beautiful Bublé cover as a bonus track on his 2007 album Pure BS.
7. “How to Save a Life”
Jess Moskauke preserves the emotional integrity of The Fray’s 2005 hit “How to Save a Life” with her no-frills interpretation.
8. “You and I”
Even pop fans might prefer Miranda Lambert’s country version of Lady Gaga’s 2011 hit “You and I.”
9. “Life in a Northern Town”
Many bands have covered Dream Academy’s 1985 hit “Life in a Northern Town,” but Sugarland featuring Little Big Town and Jake Olsen did it best!
10. “Night Moves”
Garth Brooks updates Bob Seger’s legendary 70s hit “Night Moves” with his personalized modern country sound.
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