Artists Who've Unexpectedly Gone Country

View Comments
ce Artists Who've Unexpectedly Gone Country

By: Jemal Countess Collection: Getty Images Entertainment People: Clint Eastwood

If you were as surprised as I was when [lastfm link_type=””]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] released a countryfied version of “[lastfm link_type=””]Born This Way[/lastfm]” you better sit down and let me fill you in on a few others who’ve wondered why the chicken crossed the road. Just this past year alone several artists have hedged their bets and went country.  Artists like [lastfm link_type=””]Aaron Lewis[/lastfm], actress [lastfm link_type=””]Gwyneth Paltrow[/lastfm] and more.  They join a long growing list of entertainers, who shall we say, “have seen the light.”  You can also add [lastfm link_type=””]Uncle Kracker[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=””]Kid Rock[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=””]Darius Rucker[/lastfm]. Over the years many artists have, to use the words of [lastfm link_type=””]Alan Jackson[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=””]Gone Country[/lastfm].

Below are just a few.

[lastfm link_type=””]Jerry Lee Lewis[/lastfm]
‘Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On’ (1957), ‘Great Balls of Fire’ (1957), ‘What’s Made Milwaukee Famous’
[lastfm link_type=””]Julio Iglesias[/lastfm]
‘To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before’ (1984), ‘Spanish Eyes’ (1988)
[lastfm link_type=””]Burl Ives[/lastfm]
‘A Little Bitty Tear’ (1962), ‘Funny Way of Laughin” (1962), ‘Call Me Mr. In-Between’ (1962)
[lastfm link_type=””]Ray Charles[/lastfm]
‘We Didn’t See a Thing’ (1983), ‘Seven Spanish Angels’ (1984)
[lastfm link_type=””]Bon Jovi[/lastfm]
‘Who Says You Can’t Go Home’ (2006), ‘(You Want To) Make A Memory’ (2007)
[lastfm link_type=””]Lionel Richie[/lastfm]
‘Stuck on You’ (1984), ‘Deep River Woman’ (1986)
[lastfm link_type=””]Clint Eastwood[/lastfm]
‘Bar Room Buddies’ (1980), ‘Every Which Way But Loose’ soundtrack (1978), ‘Any Which Way You Can’ soundtrack (1980)
View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 597 other followers