October 7 2010
A few months back after the Band of Horses show at the Rave, I was talking to Ben Bridwell, the founder of Band Of Horses, about Cee-Lo and his track Georgia. I remember him talking about wanting to cover Cee-Lo's track "Georgia". We also talked about Cee-Lo's cover of Band of Horse's track "No One's Gonna Love You".
Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses recalls the genesis of the "Georgia" single: "This began as a very random idea I had on my dad's patio after we watched our beloved Georgia Bulldog football team get robbed of a win at the hands of the referees and LSU last year. I knew I wanted to pay homage to my favorite team in song but didn't have any idea how to begin. Once I heard Cee Lo's 'Georgia,' I was immediately smitten and figured that's as good as any tribute to any state I've ever heard. It wasn't until I heard his cover of our song though that it occurred to me: Duh, we should return the favor. Incorporating the Redcoat marching band was just the icing on the cake! This song is so nostalgic to me as my parents grew up in Atlanta and have so many family members in the great state of Georgia. It's always been a second home of sorts. We've played some great shows there as well, including our run of annual New Year's Eve shows in Atlanta from 2007-2009."
So today on Twitter, I saw that WMSE tweeted that Band Of Horses released their cover of Cee-Lo's instant classic on their website. Take a listen here and then if you dig it, you can purchase it on vinyl or digitally from their site.
Band Of Horses - "Georgia"(purchase the track)