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Just heard another Artist sing Amie

PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:54 pm
by davelefeber
I was in a restaurant today and I heard a very popular contemporary artist sing Amie. I recognize his voice but I can't put a name on it ----Does anybody know? . It had a bluegrass feel to it with an accordian, banjo etc... Thanks

Re: Just heard another Artist sing Amie

PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:24 pm
by steve205
Was it Travis Tritt? He did it on randy scruggs' album a few years back.

Re: Just heard another Artist sing Amie

PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:43 am
by davelefeber
NO it was not Travis , it was one of those artists you hear on the coffeehouse rock stations on Sirrius etc.... I'm sure Fuller is aware of it.

Re: Just heard another Artist sing Amie

PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:00 pm
by Dan Williams III
Some other artists who have covered Craig Fuller's "Amie" are:
Apple Kirby & Rounds, Hickory Hill, Lonestar, The Villains, Brian McComas, Randy Scruggs, Rusty Wier, and Wesley Willis.

The Wesley Willis version must be a joke...it's atrocious.
Image
The Villains' isn't bad.

Samples...
http://allmusic.com/search/track/Amie/order:default-asc

Imagine this guy trying to sing "Amie."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2uRv8ZE_Tc

Re: Just heard another Artist sing Amie

PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:29 pm
by prairiedog
Might've been Counting Crows

Re: Just heard another Artist sing Amie

PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 11:03 am
by davelefeber
Thanks--it was the Counting Crows.

Re: Just heard another Artist sing Amie

PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:07 pm
by Tom
Hey prairiedogs,

I'll bet not many ever thought Counting Crows would cover a PPL tune. It just shows how immortal and far reaching Amie and PPL's music extends. I have a copy of that version live, CC performed it nigtly in their set on tour several years ago in addition to recording it. This tune has been called the epitome of country rock and as I mentioned awhile back, Keith Urban did a karaoke version in a Ca. bar the night before performing at Stagecoach Festival last year. I still hear it frequently on radio, stores, it's immortal, it's a story in itself. The largest Rock station in NY still lists the song on their most popular songs each year in a listener poll. The demo version had a yodel at the end, courtesy of George Ed Powell, really cool. The first part of the song was written in a park in Syracuse NY then finished in Waverly OH.

Vince Gill has said one of the coolest things he got to do in his career was sing Amie during his PPL years. He's done it in his solo shows as fans yell for it, but always acknowledges Craig Fuller and PPL.

All the best,Tom