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Lana Del Rey Releases Cover of John Denver's ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’

December 1, 2023 12:41 pm GMT

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Lana Del Rey has dipped her toes into the waters of country music by releasing a new rendition of John Denver's iconic tribute to West Virginia, ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’.

Lana's cover comes a matter of weeks after she surprised fans by singing back-up vocals for Lukas Nelson at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium alongside Nikki Lane and Meg Mcree.

The New York native has spoken in the past about her appreciation for the genre, with Lana sharing with MOJO back in 2021, “I went back and listened to ‘Ride’ and ‘Video Games’ and thought, you know, they’re kind of country. I mean, they’re definitely not pop”.

In addition, in November, Lana Del Rey posed for a photo alongside one of the biggest stars in modern country, Lainey Wilson, and praised the ‘Watermelon Moonshine’ hitmaker for her momentous 2023 CMA Entertainer of the Year win.

Lana Del Rey's take on John Denver's ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’ introduces the singer-songwriters trademark hazy production and understated, enchanting delivery, showcasing the hugely popular 1971 track in a brand new light - which is no mean feat, given how frequently the Denver classic has been covered over the years.

Lana dropped her rendition of ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’ shortly after she appeared on the 2023 Graceland Christmas Special, during which she performed Elvis’ ‘Unchained Melody’.

If Lana Del Rey does decide to venture into country music, she'll have good company. Another global megastar, Post Malone, has confirmed he's hard at work on his debut country album, with the ‘Circles’ songsmith recently releasing a revamped version of Joe Diffie's ‘Pick-Up Man’ as part of HARDY's HIXTAPE Vol. 3 project.

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