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10 Stunning Gregg Allman Covers by Country Artists

From Chris Stapleton’s “Whipping Post” to Eric Church’s “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More”

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Country artists from Eric Church to Hank Williams Jr. have covered the songs of Gregg Allman both onstage and in the studio.

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Fans of country music and Southern rock can create an entire playlist of country singers just covering the Allman Brothers Band’s “Midnight Rider.” The road anthem – written by Gregg Allman, who died Saturday at 69 – has been recorded or performed by everyone from Willie and Waylon to the Zac Brown Band, with Allman himself sitting in. But much of Allman’s catalog has been ripe for country interpretations, with a slew of Nashville stars putting their spin on the Southern rock pioneer’s songs at a 2014 tribute in Atlanta. Here’s 10 of the best country Gregg Allman covers.

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Martina McBride with Pat Monahan, “Can You Fool”

Country chanteuse Martina McBride and Train frontman Pat Monahan covering Gregg Allman may not make sense on paper, but the two blended their voices perfectly on “Can You Fool” at the 2014 all-star salute to Allman in Atlanta. Originally released with then-wife Cher in 1977 on the singers’ joint Two the Hard Way album – under the moniker “Allman and Woman” – the ballad and the album itself waxed poppier than much of Allman’s traditional work. Here, Monahan and McBride bring the song back to earth, presenting a soulful take that is more robust and dynamic than the original. 

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