The original is a classic, but this version is very cool too.
“Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)” is a song originally recorded by Waylon Jennings in 1977. Kenny Chesney and Kid Rock teamed up for an expanded version of the song for Chesney’s album “Lucky Old Sun” in 2008.
Chesney and Kid Rock’s take on the song is a lively, upbeat rendition that pays tribute to the spirit of the original while adding their own unique flair. The song celebrates the simple pleasures of life and the importance of reconnecting with one’s roots.
Here are some of the lyrics from the chorus:
“Let’s go to Luckenbach, Texas With Waylon and Willie and the boys This successful life we’re livin’ Got us feuding like the Hatfields and McCoys”
Chesney’s smooth vocals and Kid Rock’s signature rasp blend together seamlessly on this track, creating a fun and energetic performance that captures the joy and camaraderie of old friends getting together to enjoy good music and good times. The addition of a rock edge gives the song a modern feel while still paying homage to its classic country roots.