There are few who can cover George Strait and really pull it off. A smokiness all his own, Parker McCollum straps into Strait’s leather boots and does his best turn on “Carrying Your Love with Me,” finding his voice slipping over the melody with an amber quality. “You’re right there in everything I do,” he swings, hang-gliding right into the chorus. “‘Cause I’m carryin’ your love with me – West Virginia down to Tennessee. I’ll be movin’ with the good Lord’s speed.” Syrupy sweet, not flashy, but it gets the job done.
Listen to McCollum’s “Carrying Your Love with Me” below.