Me First and the Gimme Gimmes “Love Their Country”
Published in Blog Archive, Culture Bully. Tags: Music.
How many times can a cover band reinvent itself? In the case of Me First and the Gimme Gimmes the answer would be infinity, duh. The band pulls me in because the Gimmes always, always play music that is genuinely fun to listen to. I saw them play a brief set in 2001 and, without knowing what to expect, was blown away by luau chic…tiki torches and Hawaiian shirts, baby! The band’s forthcoming album, Love Their Country will feature a great selection of tracks from country music stars, past and present, including Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash & Kris Kristofferson and the Dixie Chicks. Remember, back before they were exiled from country’s inner circle due to the questioning the president’s actions, to a time when some guy Earl really had it coming to him? I don’t either, but whatever, here’s a Dixie Chicks song by my favorite cover band, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes: