Monday, May 19, 2014
– Motley Crue is getting the tribute treatment - country style.
Big Machine Records, Motley Records and Eleven Seven Music announced today that "Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue," dropping July 8.
The project will feature fresh takes on 15 of the band's biggest hits covered by acts including Florida Georgia Line, Justin Moore, Big & Rich, LeAnn Rimes, Gretchen Wilson, Darius Rucker and Rascal Flatts.
"We did not make this record for Motley Crue fans, but for country fans who are also rock fans. I believe that there's going to be a lot of synergy and excitement for Motley Crue fans hearing different artists covering their favorite songs. People will be surprised how these artists made these songs their own and we couldn't be happier with how the album turned out. It's been an amazing, positive experience and, as a lot of things we've done, a first in our career," said Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx.
"It has been a blast becoming friends with the Motley guys and learning how much they appreciate the history of country music. They are truly one of the most disruptive bands of their generation, and I am honored to be able to cover one of my favorite Crue songs of all time, 'Home Sweet Home.' It has been pretty unreal singing with Vince Neil," said Justin Moore.
Big Machine Label Group President and CEO, Scott Borchetta said, "I have been a not-so-secret Crue fan from the beginning. When manager Chris Nilsson called with the idea for a tribute album on Big Machine Records, it was an immediate 'yes' from me. Our album will highlight just how great the Motley Crue song catalog is. At the end of the day, that's what will stand the test of time."
Rascal Flatts - "Kickstart My Heart"
Florida Georgia Line - "If I Die Tomorrow"
LeAnn Rimes - "Smokin' In The Boys Room"
Justin Moore - "Home Sweet Home"
Cassadee Pope with Robin Zander - "The Animal In Me"
Aaron Lewis - "Afraid"
Big & Rich - "SOS"
Sam Palladio and Claire Bowen - "Without You"
Eli Young Band - "Don't Go Away Mad"
Lauren Jenkins - "Looks That Kill"
The Cadillac Three - "Live Wire"
The Mavericks - "Dr. Feelgood"
Brantley Gilbert - "Girls Girls Girls"
Gretchen Wilson - "Wild Side"
Darius Rucker - "Time For Change"