Without question, Elvis Presley has one of the most easily identifiable voices in the history of music. So you might think it would be daunting for another artist to cover one of his hits. While we aren’t saying that Randy Houser wasn’t intimidated, we can safely say that when he decided to croon an Elvis tune, he freakin’ nailed it.
Randy and his beautiful wife, Tatiana, have started filming the country star’s at-home serenades to his bride and are sharing them on Instagram. And on the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s passing, Randy chose to honor a fellow Mississippi boy with his cover of The King’s Top 10 hit, “Love Me,” for his “Songs On a Couch” series.
It’s pretty magical, y’all.
Now, Elvis was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and Randy was born and raised about 150 miles south of Tupelo in Lake, Mississippi, but you can definitely hear that bluesy influence in both of their voices, as well as in the voice of Faith Hill, who was born in Star, Mississippi.
And they aren’t the only country stars to come from the Magnolia State. Charley Pride, Kix Brooks, Steve Azar, Jeff Bates, Chris LeDoux, Mickey Gilley, Marty Stuart, Conway Twitty and Tammy Wynette are just a few of the talented stars to shine in the Mississippi sky.
Be sure to check out Randy’s “Songs On a Couch” series on his Instagram page.