Hardly anything can outshine the classics, such as Joe Nichols' hits “Sunny and 75″ and “Yeah." But there comes a special day when a country artist such as Nichols decides to cover a popular hit originally created by a rap star and somehow completely nails it. Nichols took on a country cover of one of the most memorable hip-hop songs of all time, “Baby Got Back." The country star added a healthy dose of country flair to Sir Mix A Lot's 90s smash hit and you've got to hear it.
The video for the country version includes Sir Mix A Lot himself seeking a variety of bands that could cover “Baby Got Back" for him. However, the other contestants didn't stand a chance. Nichols and his squad rocked the socks off of Sir Mix A Lot, evident by the many nods of approval coming from the rapper/producer while Nichols “auditioned."
Watch the music video below to see Nichols' surprising and wonderful cover. We promise, you won't be disappointed!
Nichols has been known to add Sir Mix A Lot's booty shaking anthem into his live sets, changing up the tempo to give it a swing feel. So it was just a matter of time before an official release of his take on “Baby Got Back" came alive. The entertaining music video comes just after Nichols' latest album, Never Gets Old, released in late July. “Baby Got Back" is on the album, and also has a cameo from comedian Darren Knight, who many call “The Southern Momma." We may be unsure how Sir Mix A Lot and Joe Nichols hooked up for this rambunctious remix, but we're sure glad they did.
While the record includes the rap cover, the album is still classic Joe Nichols. Nichols explains he “tried to round this album out with what my first album was like — traditional country, what got me started, what I love, what I'm passionate about. I think it finished out well. I'm really proud of how country the label allowed me to be." No wonder it's one of our MegaPicks for July.