Trisha Yearwood has released a moving rendition of “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl,” originally released in 1960 by country legend Loretta Lynn.
Yearwood’s rendition swaps the original’s bluesy electric and steel guitars for a jaunty piano melody. “Ever since you left me, I’ve done nothing but wrong / Many nights I’ve laid awake and cried / We was so happy, my heart was in a whirl / But now I’m a honky-tonk girl,” she sings on the chorus.
The cover was recorded as part of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store’s Five Decades, One Voice initiative, which seeks to spotlight women in country music. The company previously enlisted Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman and rising singer Ingrid Andress on a rework of the Dixie Chicks’ “Wide Open Spaces.”
Yearwood recently released Every Girl, her first country album in over a decade. The record features the single “Every Girl in This Town,” plus contributions from Garth Brooks and Kelly Clarkson on cuts “What Gave Me Away” and “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know,” respectively.
Watch her cover of “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl” below: