Pioneer of country rock richie furayfounding member of both Buffalo Springfield and pocoreleased its new cover of Marc Cohnthe 1991 hit “Walking in Memphis” as an advanced track from his next covers album, In the country.
The song is now available through digital formats, and Furay has also released a music video for the song on his official YouTube channel.
As stated earlier, In the country is due out on July 8 and consists primarily of Furay’s renditions of various well-known country songs.
Among the tracks featured on the 12-track collection are renditions of country chart-toppers such as Keith Urban“Someone like You” Garth Brooks‘ “River,” Alabama“I’m in a hurry and I don’t know why” and Lee Ann Womack“I Hope You Dance”, as well as notable crossover hits like “Walking in Memphis” and John Denver“Take me home, country roads”.
The album includes guest contributions from Vince Gill, John Berryex-Chicago singer/bassist Jason Scheffand for a long time Eagles bassist and former member of Poco Timothy B. Schmit.
The digital version of In the country includes two bonus tracks – new renditions of the Poco song written by Furay in 1969 “Pickin’ Up the Pieces” and George Strait“I Cross My Heart” in 1992 topped the charts. You can pre-order the album now.
Furay is in Nashville this week, and his schedule includes a Thursday concert at the City Winery; its first performance at the historic Grand Ole Opry on Friday; and a special in-store appearance Saturday at East Nashville’s Vinyl Tap record store, where he’ll sign vinyl copies of In the country in collaboration with Record Store Day.
Visit RichieFuray.com to view his full concert schedule.
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