Wade Bowen and Randy Rogers Put a New Spin on Guy Clark’s “Rita Ballou” [Watch]

Wade Bowen and Randy Rogers Put a New Spin on Guy Clark’s “Rita Ballou” [Watch]

Texas country BFFs Wade Bowen and Randy Rogers teamed up to record a cover of Guy Clark’s “Rita Ballou” as part of Bruce Robison’s The Next Waltz web series. Recorded at Bruce’s Country Bunker studio in Lockhart, Texas, the web series has featured a number of prominent singer/songwriters since launching in June 2016, including Jerry Jeff Walker, Lee Ann Womack, Evan Felker, Rodney Crowell and Sam Outlaw.

Wade and Randy joined forces to perform Guy’s “Rita Ballou,” a tune that Guy penned and featured on his 1975 album, Old No. 1.

“When I think about Guy’s lyrics, I think about my favorite songwriter . . . a guy that painted the best portrait with words that we may have ever had,” says Wade in an accompanying interview. “There’s very few people that I look at and go, ‘Man, I will never ever attain that. I will never ever be that good.’ He was the kind of person who when he walked into a room, he took it over without trying. He just had this presence about him that just was amazing and intense and unlike anybody else’s I’ve ever been around. He took that intensity into his lyrics and into his songs.”

Watch Wade and Randy tackle the tune below.

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