Watch the Dixie Chicks Cover Lana Del Rey at the 2015 Bridge School Benefit
The Dixie Chicks' pure harmonies translate well to many forms of music, and at the 2015 Bridge School Benefit, the country trio proved that their talent extends beyond the country music genre with a haunting rendition of Lana Del Rey's "Video Games."
"Video Games" became a worldwide hit for Del Rey in 2011 and 2012. The Dixie Chicks' cover of the song was positively received during an evening full of unexpected and fantastic covers; press play on the video above to watch the performance.
Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire and Emily Robison played for 35 minutes during the Saturday night (Oct. 24) benefit concert; their set included "The Long Way Around," "Sin Wagon" and "Not Ready to Make Nice," as well as another cover, of Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide," which became a cross-genre hit for the trio in 2002.
The 2015 Bridge School Benefit was held at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, Calif. Organized by Neil and Pegi Young, the event benefits the operations of the Bridge School, whose mission is "to ensure that individuals with severe speech and physical impairments achieve full participation in their communities through the use of augmentative and alternative means of communication and assistive technology applications and through the development, implementation and dissemination of innovative life-long educational strategies." The all-acoustic concert has taken place yearly since 1986, and with the exception of 1987, it has been an annual favorite event in the Bay Area. Also among this year's performers were Spoon, Gary Clark Jr., St. Vincent, Neil Young, Sheryl Crow, Ben Harper and others.
The Dixie Chicks will be hitting the road in Europe in the spring of 2016. No U.S. dates are currently on their calendar, but Maines hinted on Twitter over the summer that fans shouldn't rule out the possibility completely.
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