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Country Covers of Classic Country Songs (Part 3)

Country Covers of Classic Country Songs (Part 3)

I've talked more than a bit about Hank Williams and there's certainly much more to say, here is another great song that's been covered over 120 times. "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You)" written by Hank Williams (1951). A great cover from Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez (2005). If you are wondering where the duet idea came from here is an old television clip Hank Williams & Anita Carter (1953).
There are many great versions of this song so I've put together a playlist which includes Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and a home recording from Elvis Presley.

"Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" written by the legendary Fred Rose, is one of my favorite country songs as there are so many fantastic versions. The original performance is by Roy Acuff and His Smoky Mountain Boys from a 1945 radio show, it was later released in 1947. Many will remember this was Willie Nelson's first #1 hit rec…