The Beau Weevils - Charlie Daniels, James Stroud, Billy Crain and Charlie Hayward - created a virtual quarantine jam session of their song "Geechi Geechi Ya Ya Blues." The tune, which was originally released on the group's 2018 project, "Beau Weevils - Songs in the Key of E," premiered this morning.
Asking their friends to record themselves singing the bluesy track, the Beau Weevils came up with a cameo-filled music video with Alabama's Randy Owen, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ray Stevens, Larry Gatlin, Crystal Gayle, Rhonda Vincent, Lorrie Morgan, Collin Raye, TG Sheppard and T. Graham Brown.
"I still marvel at my son, Charlie Jr., for being able to take all these people, who were in totally different places, record them remotely and put the whole thing together for such a fun video," said Daniels. "I'm just an analog guy living in a digital world. Thanks to all my friends for helping out."
If anyone has any idea why it took Charlie Daniels so long to get mainstream respect from the country establishment, please speak now. By the time he was invited as a member of the Grand Old Opry, in 2007, he had been in the business nearly 50 years. 2016 - the year in which he turns 80 - saw Daniels finally inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Yet few country artists have managed the crossover success of a "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" (way back in 1979). ...