Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road (Feat. John Conlee), ‘Common Man’ Music Video [Exclusive Premiere]
Grand Ole Opry member John Conlee and bluegrass singer Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road teamed up to re-record Conlee's "Common Man," and The Boot has the exclusive premiere of the collaboration's music video.
Jordan and Conlee's new recording of "Common Man" is on Jordan's newest record, Country Grass, which was released in June. The well-loved song was originally released by Conlee in February of 1983 and was the fourth single from his Busted album. It became his third No. 1 on the country charts. Now, "Common Man" gets a new spin with the addition of Jordan -- also known as the "Lady of Tradition" -- and her band, Carolina Road, which she has fronted for 15 years.
"It was nice to be able to do a bluegrass version of one of my songs, and I really enjoyed working with Lorraine on the project," Conlee tells The Boot. "I understand it has gotten a lot of positive feedback since it has been out, and that is really encouraging to me.”
In the new music video, Jordan & Carolina Road back Conlee nicely. The uptempo, bluegrass feel is refreshing, and the addition of the mandolin, banjo, fiddle and more brings a full sound to the classic song. Jordan's bandmates are some of the top musicians in country and bluegrass, and you can tell by listening to their top-notch performance.
Country Grass also features collaborations with country legends such as Eddy Raven ("I Got Mexico"), Crystal Gayle, Lee Greenwood, the Kentucky Headhunters ("Runnin' Water"), TG Sheppard and several more. It is available for download on iTunes.