Country Stars Show 70s Hit Some Love
Out of all songs, few are as universally recognizable as “Lean on Me.” Originally released by soul singer Bill Withers in 1972, “Lean on Me” became his first and only number one hit.
“Lean on Me” topped both Billboard‘s Soul Singles chart and the all-genre Hot 100, making it one of the hottest hits of the year. By the time the year-end chart data was in, “Lean on Me” was shown to be the seventh best-performing song of 1972.
Years later in 2004, Rolling Stone gathered 500 songs from all genres in a ranking they dubbed as The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. As proof of just how timeless and influential “Lean on Me” was, the publication ranked it at the 208th spot on the list.
Due to its popularity, “Lean on Me” has been covered more times than one could ever begin to count. Country artists have gladly offered up their voices to the tune, with two of the most recent being Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town.
Joining Forces On The “Bandwagon”
After months of anticipation, Lambert and Little Big Town finally kicked off their co-headling Bandwagon Tour on Thursday night (July 12). As promised, both artists performed their own solo sets and then came together for several collaborations.
Little Big Town gave their harmonies to two of Lambert’s singles, the feisty “Little Red Wagon” and the heartbreaking “Tin Man.” As for Lambert, she joined the group on their fun-filled song “Boondocks” and the tender “Girl Crush.”
In addition to all of that, the two artists performed “Lean on Me” along with Tenille Townes and Natalie Hemby. It was a top-notch collaboration you’re sure to enjoy.
One Rockin’ Team
If you’ve ever been to one of Lambert’s shows before, you know that she likes to bring a big crew out on stage to sing a a cover song and have a fun time. That same sort of vibe was captured in her “Lean on Me” collaboration with Little Big Town, making it quite entertaining to watch.
While almost everyone sang together at the same time, they took turns leading the charge. This resulted in a performance that gave each person equal opportunity to shine.
Overall, everything about their “Lean on Me” cover was delightful. If you weren’t able to enjoy their performance in person, be sure to check out the video of it below.
Watching this will show you why Lambert and the members of Little Big Town make the perfect team!