Southern rock legend and Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman, John Fogerty, teamed up with several country superstars for his upcoming album, Wrote A Song For Everyone. The record features some of our favorite artists collaborating with Fogerty on his classic hits.
One of his special guests is country’s beloved female, Miranda Lambert. She joined the project after Fogerty slipped her a note at an event and asked Lambert to lend her voice for the title track.
Lambert grew up listening to CCR and was honored to work with Fogerty, whom she calls “rock royalty.” Because of her high regard for him, Lambert was nervous walking into the studio but she says Fogerty is so nice and normal (besides the fact that he is a rock star, of course). She went on to say that “cool is the word for him.”
Lambert dubbs Fogerty and CCR’s music “timeless” spanning and bridging generations. I would definitely have to agree with her!
Check out the video below to see what Miranda had to say about the whole experience and also view behind the scenes with Lambert and Fogerty. You can also hear snippets of the song in the background.
Looks like Taylor Swift isn’t the only country music star surprising her fans by bringing out superstars. The Pistol Annies had their second-ever headlining show last night at the House Of Blues, and the legendary John Fogerty came out to sing “Bad Moon Rising” with the trio. Just by looking at Miranda Lambert‘s face throughout the performance, you can see the girls were just as excited as the fans. Watch the video below and tell us who you’d love to sing with the trio:
John Fogerty is currently working on his upcoming album Wrote A Song For Everyone. This album features singers John loves singing his songs. One such song, “Almost Saturday Night,” is a meaningful and personal song to John, which prompted him to ask Keith Urban to join him on the track for the album.
“Almost Saturday Night” was written by John during what he calls “a really dark time.” Yet, the country star was able to craft this cheerful song during this period. Keith lends his instrumental talent to the track on both the guitar and the banjo. John noted that Keith “is an incredible monster musician, probably the greatest musician on this record.”
Keith was equally excited about the opportunity, having this to say about John:
“There’s nothing like being in the studio, you’ve got your headphones on, and suddenly there’s John’s voice. That was a real magical moment for me.”
The talent both artists have to offer is sure to make this song a hit. Be sure to watch the video below to gain a sneak peek into the creation of “Almost Saturday Night.”
Wrote A Song For Everyone is set to be released on May 28th. You can pre-order the album here, on iTunes or Amazon.
Next week is a big week for country music icon Tim McGraw. On Sunday, May 19th at 9 pm EST, CBS will air “ACM Presents: Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night.” The special was filmed right after the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas earlier this year.
It’s starting to sound like a superstar finish to American Idol’s 11th season tonight. Country music queen Reba McEntire will join country-rock contestant Skylar Laine in a duet on tonight’s big show. Also slated to appear is legend John Fogerty, Aerosmith, Rihanna, Nelly Furtado, and Jordin Sparks among others. The female contestants from the season will pay tribute to the late Donna Summers, and the boys will perform a group number in memory of Bee Gee’s Robin Gibb. The line-up is starting to look like an award show, isn’t it?
Catch the performances tonight on the Idol finale when it starts at 8 pm EST on FOX.