An album that will go on to remember some of music’s biggest names. Muscle Shoals recording studio dropped their anticipated cover album Small Town, Big Sound with classic features such as Willie Nelson and Alan Jackson.
Muscle Shoals… Small Town, Big Sound was released Friday (Sept. 28). Fans all over the country have long-awaited this arrival as music legends come together for a tribute album. The famous Alabama sound studio produced world-renowned records such as “Mustang Sally” and “Sweet Home Alabama.” The inspiration behind the album came about from former FAME studio owner Rick Hall’s son Rodney and partner Keith Stegall after Hall’s unfortunate passing. The pair decided to reach out to artists who would re-record some of Fame Studio’s greatest successes.
Out of the incredible tracklist, one recording has fans swooning. Alan Jackson covered the Rolling Stones classic “Wild Horses”. The sweet melody will take you back to child-like memories with Jackson’s soft vocals. The heartfelt meaning behind the song tells the story of a relationship that simply can’t be broken no matter the circumstances.
“Wild horses couldn’t drag me away. Wild, wild horses we’ll ride them some day.”
There is a lot of controversy around what story the Stones were trying to tell with “Wild Horses”. Many fans defend that the dedication of the song revolves around Keith Richards’ guilt for leaving his son while on tour. While others have suspicion that Mick Jagger’s relationship with former girlfriend Marianne Faithfull played a large role in writing the famous tune.
Jackson’s rendition brings this powerful ballad back to life with his newest release. From the delicate guitar solo to the soulful vocals, it’s one song you won’t want to miss.
Listen to Alan Jackson singing “Wild Horses” Below.