The Doobie Brothers Drop Lyric Video for ‘China Grove’ With Chris Young
The Doobie Brothers have dropped the lyric video for 'China Grove,' one of the songs they re-recorded for their new 'Southbound' album. The new version of the tune, originally released in 1973 on 'The Captain and Me,' includes Chris Young.
Pictures of the band members, including Michael McDonald, flash on the screen while lines like, "Well, the preacher and the teacher / Lord, they're a caution / They are the talk of the town / When the gossip gets to flyin' / And they ain't lyin' / When the sun goes fallin' down ... We're talkin' 'bout the China Grove / Woah, China Grove," are displayed.
The legendary group admits they are thrilled with how the country tribute album turned out.
“I think the point that was one of the things that got us into this in the first place was to get a different direction off the songs by having somebody do their own interpretation,” bandmate Tom Johnston tells The Boot.
“Country has changed since the days of Hank Williams,” he adds. “It’s taken on a rock tinge. Truthfully, the traditional style of rock and roll has kind of gone away. No one is representing it the way it used to be represented. Country music has sort of picked up the slack. That’s why those artists are huge right now.”