World Piano Day: 5 Country Piano Covers

Tuesday, March 29th is World Piano Day and is celebrated on the 88th day of the year because a piano has 88 keys. In honor of World Piano Day, we picked 5 country piano covers to share.


1. “H.O.L.Y” by Piano Tribute Players

Piano Tribute Players is a group of musicians that cover a variety of genres. Originally made

famous by Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y” was featured on their album 35 Piano Pop Hits of

2016. This gentle track makes the religious metaphors in the lyrics more meaningful.


2. “One Mississippi-Instrumental” by Piano Dreamers

The 2022 album Piano Dreamers Perform Kane Brown (Instrumental) includes eleven covers of Brown’s music. Their version maintains the energy of the original.


3. “Good Girl” by Sentry Sounds Country

Carrie Underwood released her hit “Good Girl” on her 2012 album Blown Away. Sentry Sounds Country’s 2019 album Your Country Side Piano Covers is a tribute to Underwood. Sentry Sounds Country takes a unique spin on this song by incorporating jazz chords that mimic Underwood’s vocal techniques.


4. “I Hope You Dance” by The O’Neill Brothers Group

The O’Neill Brothers are a duo that was inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in 2021. Their version of Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance” appears in the 2011 album Ice Castles Through the Eyes of Love: Moving Piano Songs. This cover is expressive and gentle while maintaining forward motion.


5. “Bless the Broken Road” by Stan Whitmire

Rascal Flatts’ “Bless the Broken Road” is one of thirteen songs on Whitmire’s 2006 album Seasons of Life: Solo Piano Reflections. Whitmire’s cover keeps the positive, bright ambience of the original.


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