Ryan upchurch takes his hat off to “Country Music GOATS” with a Alan jackson blanket.
The Holler Boy Records The owner and Tennessee native surprised fans with an epic rock-infused cover of Jackson’s âMidnight In Montgomeryâ on Friday (September 17) alongside a music video. Guitarist Derek Dodd joined UpChurch in the clip, lending his guitar skills for the cover.
The cover clip was shot at the burial sites of Hank Williams Sr., his wife, mother and sister in the Oakwood Cemetery Annex, run by the Hank Williams Museum, in Montgomery, Alabama.
âLONG LIVE HANK,â UpChurch shared on Instagram. “And thank you Alan Jackson for your song ‘Where Have You Gone’ on your last album … it really meant something to me even though you’ll probably never see it.”
Listen to the cover art and watch Graveside’s music video for the track below.
UpChurch’s music video for the cover was his own take on Jackson’s iconic music video for the track.
Jackson’s music video directed by Jim Shea was shot in 1992 in black and white under a full moon amid the headstones of an empty cemetery. The country icon’s music video for the tribute to Hank Williams Sr. won a CMA award for Music Video of the Year in 1992.
Ahead of the cover release, UpChurch shared a video on Instagram allowing fans to participate in the surprise outing.
âTonight I take my hat off to some of the GOATS in country musicâ¦â UpChurch captioned a teaser clip on Instagram. âAnd I’m going to do it with a little Southern Twang & Some Rock & Roll. Back up, light a bleezy, crack a coors and check that shit â
Co-written by Jackson and Don Sampson, “Midnight In Montgomery” is the fourth single from Alan Jackson’s second studio album, Don’t Rock The Jukebox.
Additionally, UpChurch recently released their album, Same old same old, in June 2021. Same old same old followed the UpChurch rap project, From mud to gold.