Sugarland et Little Big Town reprennent "Like A Prayer" de Madonna.
Sugarland-Little Big Town sing Madonna
By Tanner Stransky
Cover from concert makes Tanner Stransky wonder if hit maybe should have been a country song all along
Entertainment Weekly - Mar 22 07:22pm.
Sugarland and Little Big Town cover Madonna's 'Like a Prayer': Should it have been a country song from the get-go?
by Tanner Stransky
Mar 22 2011 10:09 PM ET
Should Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” maybe have been a country song this whole time? Don’t worry: I realize what I’ve opened myself up to by asking that question. Madonna freaks — i.e. most of the world — will fry me. (I welcome the hate commentary below!) But seriously, that’s what I asked myself as I watched this cover of the classic Madonna song by Sugarland and Little Big Town, which was recorded live at a concert in Bloomington, IL, on Friday night. It’s real good.
I think my affection for “Like a Prayer” as a country song is a three-parter:
1) I’m so familiar with the song. Like, what cover of “Like a Prayer” wouldn’t be good?
2) The semi-religious undertones (overtones?) in the song — well, at least the use of the word “prayer” — very much seems at home in any country song. Right? Seems like it to me, at least, and the Sugarland/LBT folks give it a pureness. And, lastly,
3) Jennifer Nettles just rules — her voice gives me chills. And throw in Little Big Town — who Sugarland is pretty regularly collaborating with at this point — and it’s just all that much better. This six-some did Madonna justice. Watch the video below.
A country style suits “Like a Prayer,” right? What do you think Madonna would say about this? Do you agree with me that Sugarland and Little Big Town did Madonna proud? Sound off below!
Source: The Music Mix - EW.
Sugarland and Little Big Town cover Madonna's "Like a Prayer"
"Like a Prayer" recorded live in Bloomington, IL, 3/18/11.
Video directed by Valarie Allyn Bienas.