(Left) Ed Rode via CMT/(Right) skynyrdfrynds.proboards.com
Trace Adkins is no stranger to covering Lynyrd Skynyrd‘s songs. When Skynyrd hosted their One More for the Fans! special in 2014, Adkins was on hand to put his spin on one of their old songs, “What’s Your Name.”
But that isn’t the only time Adkins sang a Skynyrd classic. As a recurring character on the animated series King of the Hill, in 1999 Adkins recorded his version of “I Know a Little” for the show.
“I Know a Little” was written by guitarist Steve Gaines and was introduced to Skynyrd Nation on the group’s 1977 album, Street Survivors. The zingy, upbeat tune has a jazzy feel to it that makes you want to get up and groove from the first note.
Rather than turn the song into a country piece, Adkins stayed true to its original style. He did an impressive job keeping up with the fast pace of the song, and poured the perfect amount of attitude into his performance.
It seems safe to say that Adkins has the art of covering Skynyrd songs down pat! Go ahead and listen to his recording in the clip below.
Like his version of “I Know a Little,” Adkins’ latest single, “Lit,” is full of plenty of attitude. In the song, he sings about all of the thrilling parts of life, but he reveals that nothing else makes him feel as “Lit” as a kiss from the woman he loves.
Check out Adkins’ new lyric video for “Lit” below, and if you love it, be sure to download it on iTunes by going here!