Following in musical footsteps of pop and rock megastars Lionel Richie, Elton John, The Eagles, and Motley Crue, Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees has joined the list of esteemed musicians who’ve re-imagined their classics in country music style.
Released on January 8th via Capitol Records, Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook Vol. 1, features the last surviving band member, Barry Gibb teaming up with country music greats Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert and Dolly Parton. Revamped selections such as “How Deep Is Your Love,” “Jive Talkin'” and “To Love Somebody” provide a country tinge to some of the most memorable songs Barry recorded with his late brothers, Maurice and Robin.
Produced by Dave Cobb, the full length was recorded at the legendary RCA Studios in Nashville, where Elvis Presley performed many of his biggest hits after signing with the label.
“From the first day we stepped into RCA Studios in Nashville (the very place where Elvis, Willie, Waylon, Roy, the Everly Brothers and so many other legends made their magic) the album took on a life of its own,” Gibb said in a statement. “I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to work with Dave and all the artists who stopped by. They were all incredibly generous with their time and talent. They inspired me more than words can express. I feel deep down that Maurice and Robin would have loved this album for different reasons. I wish we could have all been together to do it…but I think we were.”
Listen to Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook Vol. 1 below.