.@TheRyanAdams Takes Us Back to the Summer of ’69 at @TheRyman #Yallternative


Alternative-country artist Ryan Adams gave The Ryman and its audience quite the treat recently when he covered Bryan Adams’ (talk about confusion on those names) “Summer of ’69” … acoustically.

Bryan Adams’ classic hit has never sounded so romantic as Ryan takes the uptempo, hard-hitting tune that is often belted in bars while intoxicated patrons hold drinks in the air and strips it down, turning party into pretty, and blowing away onlookers. Performing the rock anthem with just a guitar, mood lighting, and systematic fog, the former member of Whiskeytown and Willie Nelson producer crooned the lyrics of the song about music and love.

Sometimes words simply can’t do a performance justice and that holds true for Ryan Adams’ gritty and sultry rendition of “Summer of ’69.” Watch the video below and begin sending your tweets, begging for an album version of this cover.

Watch Ryan Adams perform “Summer of ’69”


Ryan Adams is a singer-songwriter, musician, and producer. He is best known for his solo career and as a former member of alternative country band Whiskeytown, which he left in 2000. He then released his first solo album, Heartbreaker, which was nominated for the Shortlist Music Prize. In 2001, Ryan released the UK certified-gold album, titled Gold, resulting in several Grammy nominations, including one for his cover of Hank Williams’ “Lovesick Blues.” Ryan also released five albums with the rock band The Cardinals before taking a break from music to focus on his personal life. His music career relaunched in October 2010 when he released his thirteenth studio album, Ashes & Fire. In September 2014, Ryan released his fourteenth album, Ryan Adams, on his PAX AM label. Ryan has also produced albums for Willie Nelson, Jesse Malin, Jenny Lewis, and Fall Out Boy, and he has collaborated with Counting Crows, Weezer, Norah Jones, America, Minnie Driver, Cowboy Junkies, Leona Naess, Toots and the Maytals, Beth Orton and Krista Polvere.

Author: Jen Swirsky


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