Country icon Dwight Yoakam will release Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars…, his forthcoming bluegrass record on September 23rd via Sugar Hill Records.
Earlier this week, the star premiered a cover of Prince’s hit “Purple Rain” with People Magazine. Of the track, he told People exclusively:
“It was the day that Prince died [and] the third day we were tracking the record. I had been watching the news coverage when it first broke and continued as I got ready to leave the hotel for the day’s sessions. I went to the studio, and everyone was kind of experiencing a bewildered sort of shock about it, and I felt deeply saddened. We were all lamenting it, and I said, ‘It just feels like we should record “Purple Rain.”‘ I had always loved the simplistic beauty of that melody and refrain.”
Snag a listen here: