The Grand Ole Opry is known for playing host for performances of country music by famed artist in the industry. However, Sara Evans has been known to cover non-country songs like Rod Stewart’s “My Heart Can’t Tell You No” and Edwin McCain’s “I Could Not Ask for More,” and the singer has added another rock cover to her list in an Opry performance of Gavin DeGraw’s bluesy “Not Over You.”
Evans maintains the melodic sound of the original while adding her own southern twang to make the song her own. Evans’ rendition of the song has an uplifting tone transitioning DeGraw’s melancholy breakup song to a song of triumph and closure.
“Not Over You” was released in 2011 by DeGraw as the lead single off his fourth studio album Sweeter. Evans recorded the song for her Slow Me Down album back in 2014 featuring DeGraw on harmony vocals. The song covers the emotional difficulties of falling out of love with someone and the denial that often comes with it.
The song speaks of the front people experiencing heartbreak often put on for the world with lines that cut deep like “I would say I’m doin’ just fine, I would lie and say that you’re not on my mind.”
You can watch Evans’ countrified rendition of “Not Over You” below and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments!