Capital Records Nashville recording artist, Adam Hambrick is known for creating unique, rhythmic, and contemporary country music jams like his singles “Forever Ain’t Long Enough” and “All You, All Night, All Summer.” On Friday, Hambrick switched the script, giving new life to Alan Jackson’s classic tune “Midnight in Montgomery.”
Recorded organically as part of an Amazon original series, the singer finally released the jam across all platforms. The track is one of Hambrick’s favorite Alan Jackson songs, so he clearly aspired to do the icon justice. The singer’s version is hard-hitting and vulnerable, both amplifying the country-rock elements and focusing on the story-telling aspect of the jam. Hambrick added a more enticing instrumental and steel-drums to the usually stripped-down song.
“Cause it’s midnight in Montgomery / Just hear that whip-poor-will / See the stars light up the purple sky / Feel that lonesome chill / ‘Cause when the wind is right / You’ll hear his song / Smell whiskey in the air / Midnight in Montgomery / He’s always singin’ there”
Overall, the rising artist paid homage to Jackson’s talent as a singer and a songwriter, while still remaining true to his own artistry. For fans that are hearing this song for the first time, it would be easy for them to believe that the song is a Hambrick original. It will be interesting to see how the new version resonates with fans who are fond of Jackson’s original.
Hambrick recently wrapped up his headlining tour and continues to play shows across the nation. Keep your eyes peeled for more from the talented rising artist. To find more information, head to adamhambrick.com.
“Midnight in Montgomery” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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