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Brothers Osborne - The War & The Treaty - It's Only Rock 'n' Roll ( But I Like It )

At first this seems like a schoolboy maths question involving Venn diagrams, find something in common bewteen The War & The Treaty, Brothers Osborne and The Rolling Stones. The first connection is completed by the former 2 groups both coming from Maryland while the Rolling Stones provide the song "It's Only Rock 'n; Roll" that completes the conundrum. It's all part of an album celebrating 60 years of The Rolling Stones - "Stone Cold Country" which sees various luminaries from the Country scene tackling a selection of Jagger/Richards songs from Ashley McBryde seeking "Satisfaction" through to the Zac Brown Band seeking to "Paint It Black".

With Country stars never averse to a bit of rock 'n' roll it provides a chance for the acts to let their hair down and have a bit of fun

Mick Jagger for all his qualities as a charismatic front man is by no means a great singer and so the first thing that leaps through the speakers is that the vocals are clearer and of course somewhat deeper with Brothers Osborne taking the opening lines. The arrival of The War and The Treaty's Tanya Trotter takes thing off in more rootsy soulful direction. There's room for a trademark Brothers Osborne guitar solo while The War and The Treaty show the power in their vocal talents. It all sounds good fun and will be performed live as part of The 56th Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, November 9 (airing on 18/11 on BBC Four.

Stoned Cold Country tracklist:

  1. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” – Ashley McBryde

  2. “Honky Tonk Women” – Brooks & Dunn

  3. “Dead Flowers” – Maren Morris

  4. “It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It)” – Brothers Osborne & The War And Treaty

  5. “Miss You” – Jimmie Allen

  6. “Tumbling Dice” – Elle King

  7. “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” – Marcus King

  8. “Wild Horses” – Little Big Town

  9. “Paint It Black” – Zac Brown Band

  10. “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” – Lainey Wilson

  11. “Sympathy for the Devil” – Elvie Shane

  12. “Angie” – Steve Earle

  13. “Gimme Shelter” – Eric Church

  14. “Shine A Light” – Koe Wetzel

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