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As one of Elvis Presley‘s most recognizable songs, “Heartbreak Hotel” has been covered by many artists in multiple genres. But one unexpected cover performance came from Grammy Award-winning country artist, Lynn Anderson.
When Anderson once appeared on a television show, the host played a clip that showed her singing “Heartbreak Hotel.” At the time of Lynn’s appearance, the performance clip was nine years old.
Presley released “Heartbreak Hotel,” in 1956. It soared up the charts, and held the top spot on the Billboard Top 100 for seven weeks.
Tthe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame later included the song in its list of 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
Many artists have covered “Heartbreak Hotel” over the years, including Merle Haggard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and of course, Anderson.
Though not many female singers have covered “Heartbreak Hotel. Anderson definitely set the bar high for anyone who wants to in the future.
Iy was clear that Anderson was engaged in the song from the start of the performance. She started clapping and stomping along to the beat.
Anderson delivered a distinctly country version of the song. The crowd absolutely loved it!
She fed off of the crowd’s energy, and couldn’t wipe the smile off her face as she sang. By the time she belted out the final, long note at the end, the crowd’s excitement was at an all-time high.
Tune in below to watch Anderson’s high-energy performance of “Heartbreak Hotel.” We would have loved to have been in the audience for that performance!
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