…and he absolutely nailed it!
Filmed as part of Capital Records’ #1MIC1TAKE video series, Charles Kelley put his talents to the 2013 smash hit “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus. One guitar, one microphone, one take = one fantastic cover! And Charles hopes that his version gets to Miley, as he told People in this article.
“I hope she hears it, man!” says Kelley. “I really do think she’s a great artist. She’s known for a lot of her antics, but underneath there, there’s definitely a true artist. I think that’s one of those songs that is going to be around for a long, long time and it would be cool if she hears it. I hope she digs it.”
So he’s a fan of Miley’s, he might be an even bigger fan of the song!
“I always thought it was an amazing song, no matter what genre it even lived in. Music like that – it just transcends genre. I thought it would catch people off-guard.”
Off guard? Maybe not – but it certainly caught my attention!
Kelley’s debut solo album, The Driver, is due for release this Friday(Feb 5th) but can be pre-ordered via iTunes here.
To compare the two versions, I’ve included the music video for Miley’s “Wrecking Ball” below – you’re welcome!