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Powerful Johnny Paycheck Tribute Graces The Opry Stage Thanks To Lee Brice

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Known for hits throughout the 60s, 70s, and 80s, Johnny Paycheck was a talented singer and songwriter that charted a career spanning more than five decades and earned a spot among other legendary country music artists. 

Paycheck was most known for his recording of "Take This Job and Shove It" which was penned by fellow country singer, David Allan Coe. He also earned recognition for other hits like, "She's All I Got" and "Old Violin".  He also achieved success through his work as a songwriter in Tammy Wynette's "Apartment No. 9"

Now, nearly two decades following his death, a country star brings his hit back to the famed Opry stage at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. 

Lee Brice has seen his career take flight over the last few years and has been known for many hits of his own since his debut in 2007. 

In a recent performance at the Opry, Brice gives a performance-to-remember with a cover of Paycheck's "Old Violin"

Watch this beautiful tribute in the video below!


Well, I can't recall, one time in my life,

I've felt as lonely as I do tonight.
I feel like I could lay down, and get up no more,
It's the damndest feelin'; I never felt it before.

Tonight I feel like an old violin,
Soon to be put away and never played again.
Don't ask me why I feel like this, hell, I can't say.
I only wish this feelin' would just go away.

I guess it's 'cos the truth,
Is the hardest thing I ever faced.
'Cos you can't change the truth,
In the slightest way. I tried.

So I asked myself,
I said: 'John, where do you go from here?'
Then like a damned fool,
I turned around and looked in the mirror.

And there I saw, an old violin.
Soon to be put away and never played again.

So one more time, just to be sure,
I said: 'John, where in the hell do you go from here?'
You know there wasn't a nickel's worth of difference,
When I looked in the mirror, that's when I knew.

That there I was seein', an old violin.
Soon to be put away, and never played again.

And just like that, it hit me,
That old violin and I were just alike.
We'd give our all to music,
And soon, we'd give our life.

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