Fifties Hank Williams hit ‘Jambalaya (On The Bayou)’ gets a contemporary re-interpretation courtesy of Little Big Town and Trombone Shorty.
Proceeds for the track, previously covered by The Carpenters in 1973, will benefit the Roots of Music, an organization that empowers the youth of New Orleans – many of whom have been particularly hit by the grim realities of the COVID pandemic on their profession.
Little Big Town noted on their official Twitter: “We had the privilege of working with the incomparable Trombone Shorty on the Hank Williams classic Jambalaya. Mixed up some New Orleans and Nashville. Hope you like it!” The track was a country number one for Williams in 1952, so Little Big Town will have high hopes that they can capture some of the original’s success on the charts.
Trombone Shorty is a New Orleans based musician who has featured on numerous standalone albums, as well as on some prior country collaborations including Dierks Bentley’s Mardi Gras. Little Big Town have previously released nine studio albums – most recently January 2020’s Nightfall.
Listen to ‘Jambalaya (On The Bayou)’ above.