Trisha Yearwood Beautifully Covers ‘When Will I Be Loved’ During CMT’s Campfire Sessions

by Clayton Edwards
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CMT’s Campfire Sessions is a great way to see some of your favorite country artists in a whole new way. You won’t find any glitz or glamor here. The artists aren’t recording in a studio or rocking a massive stage. Instead, as the name implies, they sit around a campfire and perform acoustic versions of songs. Sometimes, they will perform their own songs. However, in the fifth episode, which aired last week, a selection of artists came together to do covers around the campfire. Trisha Yearwood was among those artists.

If you’ve never watched Campfire Sessions before, this is a great introduction. The set and setting are really cool. It’s always nice to see artists being comfortable. Furthermore, it’s hard to beat an intimate setting like this one. On top of all of that, Trisha Yearwood’s voice is incredible. She has been in the country music world for three decades. Today, her voice is as strong as it ever was. At the same time, she shows the world that she doesn’t need any bells and whistles to sing like an angel. Check out the clip below. You don’t want to miss it.

Where else are you going to hear Trisha Yearwood accompanied by nothing but a pair of acoustic guitars and a handful of people adding harmony? That is one killer performance.

Trisha Yearwood Covers ‘When Will I Be Loved’

Trisha Yearwood doesn’t just have a great voice. She also knows how to pick really good songs. This one fit her voice like a glove. She sounded natural throughout the performance. At the same time, the happily married country star was able to inject the right amount of longing and angst into the song to make it believable.

Before Trisha Yearwood covered the song and probably introduced it to a whole new audience, it was a hit. Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers penned the song back in 1960. The Everly Brothers took the song to number eight on the Billboard Hot 100. Fifteen years later, Linda Rondstadt cut the song for her 1974 record Heart Like a Wheel. She released “When Will I Be Loved,” as the second single from that album. Her version was a smash hit. It went to number 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number 3 on the publication’s Adult Contemporary chart.

Trisha Yearwood did a pretty straightforward country version of the song. However, the nature of the performance as well as Yearwood’s impressive country pedigree pretty much dictate that she would. On the other hand, Rondstatd’s version is a little more rocking. The electric guitars in the song make it feel more like a cross between pop-rock and rockabilly.

No matter which version of the song you prefer, it is hard to deny that Trisha Yearwood absolutely killed it on Campfire Sessions.

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