In 1975 when Queen released “Bohemian Rhapsody” off of their “A Night At the Opera” album, nobody knew what “Fandango” meant, but the catchy song became a strategic musical masterpiece that inspired a new generation of rock artists.
That inspiration hasn’t dwindled. In fact, a bunch of artists have covered the classic since.
Now, you can add Jennifer Nettles to that list.
On March 5, at a concert in Grand Ronde, Ore., the “Stay” singer put on the twang and powered through the 6-minute number. Although the late lead singer of Queen, Freddie Mercury – who is credited for writing the song – often plunked away at piano keys with bunny-like fingers, Jennifer Nettles went a different route and rocked a pair of bright red pants.
She was still an infant when the operatic power-ballad was released. Freddie, who was seen as a flamboyant character, turned the stage into an electrifying theatrical production with “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which sounded like multiple songs fused together, peppered by many different flavors of rock.
This isn’t the first time “Bohemian Rhapsody” has been covered by a country act. In September 2014, Zac Brown Band did their rendition of the song at the iHeartRadio Music Festival.
Currently, Jennifer is headlining the CMT Next Women of Country Tour.