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Country music’s newest upcoming star, Karen Waldrup reminds us to brush off the haters. Her cover of Jeannie C. Riley’s “Harper Valley P.T.A.” will have you singing along all day long.
The singer, songwriter, and guitarist has taken the world by storm with her talent. The blonde triple-threat has performed in several countries including Spain, Belize, Ireland, Honduras, Guatemala, and Switerzland. Waldrup’s album JUSTIFIED was released in July 2018. With quick success, the album made the top #50 on three different Billboard charts.
Waldrup’s fiery cover of “Harper Valley PTA” starts off with the singer rocking a velvet red top with lips to match. She starts by dedicating the “story song” to people who have experienced judgment and hate from others. Her advice? “Tell ’em to go jump in a lake.”
It isn’t long into the tune before the singer’s golden vocals and attitude will have you hooked.
The song tells the story of the unfortunate cattiness that comes along with PTA moms; with no exemption from Harper Valley Junior High. One particular afternoon, a note was sent home with widowed Mrs. Johnson’s daughter. The note being from non-other than the Harper Valley PTA.
Later that afternoon, the PTA got the response they never saw coming. Ready for war, Mrs. Johnson waltzed past the committee with her mini skirt on and ready “to address this meeting of the PTA.” With no hesitation, Mrs. Johnson begins revealing the secrets that her community was trying to keep hidden. From scandalous affairs to abusive alcoholics, the PTA gets a quick teaspoon of their own medicine.
Watch Karen Waldrup’s incredible cover below.