A great cover of a great song is one of the best things in the world for music lovers. That is exactly what “Yellowstone” star Ryan Bingham gave us this week.
Taking to social media, the 40-year-old crooner gave fans a rendition of The Eagles’ classic hit, “Desperado.” And, it will give you chills. Bingham performs the song beautifully as he sits in front of a fireplace and plays the guitar. It’s a simple and straightforward cover that Don Henley and Glenn Frey would enjoy.
Speaking of those former The Eagles bandmates, the “Yellowstone” star references both of them in the caption he shared along with his video performance. The caption also gave his followers some information about his personal history with the beloved song.
‘Yellowstone’ Actor Ryan Bingham Said He ‘Spent Many a Night’ Listening to the Classic Hit from The Eagles
“‘Desperado’ written by Glenn Frey and Don Henley. I’ve spent many a night, driving the backroads with my uncle and old man listening to this song. Hope you digs,” Ryan Bingham also shared.
Bingham’s voice is a perfect match for the lyrics of this classic song. You can tell he has a connection to the song. And he fills the famous lyrics with meaning. Just wait until you hear him sing: “Desperado / Oh, you ain’t getting no younger / Your pain and your hunger / They’re driving you home / And freedom, oh, freedom / Well that’s just some people talking / Your prison is walking through this world all alone.”
You can watch “Yellowstone” star Ryan Bingham sing The Eagles’ classic “Desperado” above. And, the song will most likely be stuck in your head the rest of the day – which isn’t a bad thing at all.
Many Others Have Also Covered ‘Desperado’
The cover of “Desperado” by Ryan Bingham is just one of the most recent covers of The Eagles’ hit “Desperado.”
According to Song Facts, after the track was completed by Glenn Frey and Don Henley, it was recorded by The Eagles for their second album. Soon after, Linda Ronstadt also recorded the song. Her version appeared on her “Don’t Cry Now” album that came out in 1973.
Interestingly, Henley and Frey had a history with Ronstadt. They were part of her band in 1971 and in 1972 when she released her self-titled album. Henley and Frey joined forces to form The Eagles around this time. They did so with support from Ronstadt. Joining The Eagles were also Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner.
There have many other covers of “Desperado” over the years. The song has been covered by such famous artists as Ringo Starr, Kenny Rogers, Bonnie Raitt, The Carpenters, and now “Yellowstone” star Ryan Bingham.