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John Fogerty Re-Recording 'Proud Mary' With Jennifer Hudson

Track to appear on upcoming Fogerty collaborative album

Jennifer Hudson and John Fogerty
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June 11, 2012 12:15 PM ET

John Fogerty is re-recording Creedence Clearwater Revival's classic "Proud Mary" with Jennifer Hudson, reports Ultimate Classic Rock. The pair met up in New Orleans last week to work on the re-recording, which will appear on Fogerty's upcoming collaborative album Wrote a Song for Everyone. The former CCR frontman is also working with Kid Rock, the Foo Fighters, My Morning Jacket, Bob Seger and more on the record.

Wrote a Song for Everyone is set for an October 9th release.

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