Whitney Houston’s impact on the music world spread far beyond pop and R&B. Country stars were also influenced by the Houston, who died this past Sunday.
A little proof of this was seen Monday night in Phoenix, AZ. That’s where Katie Armiger (along with Thompson Square) was taking part in the KMLE “Partners In Hope Concert” benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Armiger finished her set with her current single “Scream.” But she topped it off with a tip of the hat to Houston, by mashing-up the song with the always stirring “I Will Always Love You.” (Yes, it was originally Dolly Parton’s song but Whitney made it hers.)
The mash-up starts at about the 2:40 mark. Two things to watch for: 1) the crowd’s reaction at the end of the song and 2) the percussionist on the right who really seems to be enjoying the moment! (But then again, maybe he’s always that way…)