Well this has sky-rocketed to the top of my “favorite country songs” list.
In a new video that’s going viral, country music star Joe Nichols gives the ’90s rap classic a beautiful twang ― all while being watched by an appreciative Sir Mix-A-Lot.
In the clip, Sir Mix-A-Lot doesn’t have high hopes for Nichols as he walks on stage, but after hearing the new version, he is quite impressed.
Rather than rapping, Nichols casts “Baby Got Back” as pure honky tonk – a rowdy shuffle with a twanging Telecaster. He limits his audition to a portion of the first verse, transforming it into a sort of verse and chorus, omitting any reference to his anaconda or being “down to get the friction on.”
It’s a cool new take on a classic track, and interestingly enough, Nichols has been playing his version since 2012!
Check out the whole video below.