New Music Friday: The Wheels of Laredo by Tanya Tucker

Today I’m talking about some new music by country legend Tanya Tucker. Her forthcoming new album, the first in 17 years, was produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings. The first single from the album, “The Wheels of Laredo” dropped earlier this week. I do still love me some classic country sounds. It’s always nice to have some new country music that still sounds like country music instead of pop/hip-hop music with some pedal steel and fiddle thrown in.

And as I bonus I’m going to throw in Japanese Breakfast’s cover of Tears for Fears’ “Head Over Heels”. If I hadn’t just posted about another Japanese Breakfast song last week, I probably would have gone with this song this week. I can add it to my arsenal of Tears for Fears covers that I love along with Gary Jules and Michael Andrews cover of “Mad World” and Joseph’s cover of “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”. I won’t even hold it against the song that it was apparently recorded to be background music for W hotels, which is just kind of sad. No matter how it got into the world, I’m glad it did.

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