Is “Country” the new avant garde? Walking art installation Lady Gaga has decided to broaden her horizons and go “country” with a new version of “Born This Way”. And by “Country” I mean acoustic with a harmonica and slide guitar.
Mother Monster also changed it up in the lyrics adding –
“If we want it make it country, baby, it’s okay
’cause I was born, I was born, I was born this way
from London, Paris, Japan, back to U.S.A
I was born on the road, I was born to be brave.”
Gaga isn’t the first pop act to put on her boots and do the two-step. It’s a long long pop tradition to go country. The Beatles did “Act Naturally” and The Rolling Stones covered “Sweet Virginia“. Both of U2’s albums The Joshua Tree and Rattle and Hum were inspired by their tours around America (listen to Heartland). And more recently Sheryl Crow, Darius Rucker, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Kid Rock and Nelly have all gone to Nashville in search of a wider audience.
As for Gaga’s “Country” version of “Born This Way”, I can’t tell if she’s either been listening to the Allman Brothers’ Band, or the youth group band down the street. Not so much country as it is faux southern fried or gospel-esqe.
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As the owner of busybeeblogger.com, Cari frequently writes on the classy and the sexy. She is a regular contributor here at Celebrity VIP.