Fancy Hagood and Accompanying Artists Unveil an Apple Music Sessions EP featuring an Array of Cover Songs
Fancy Hagood, along with fellow artists T.J. Osborne, The Kentucky Gentlemen, Jaime Wyatt, She Returns from War, and Brooke Eden, comes together to commemorate Pride Month. They have collaborated on an Apple Music Sessions EP, paying homage to the LGBTQ+ community.
Hagood expressed his excitement about the project, stating that it aims to showcase the inclusive nature of country music, allowing everyone to feel represented within the genre. By introducing country music to new fans, particularly queer individuals who may not have previously connected with the genre, they hope to foster a sense of belonging and inclusion.
The EP features various captivating cover songs, including Hagood and Eden’s rendition of the uplifting Eli Young Band track, “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.” Additionally, Hagood and Osborne team up for a heartfelt cover of Shania Twain’s iconic hit, “From This Moment On.” Wyatt and She Returns from War deliver a powerful rendition of Pistol Annies’ “Hell on Heels,” while The Kentucky Gentlemen join Hagood for a captivating interpretation of Little Big Town’s “Better Man.”
In light of their collaboration for the Apple Music Sessions EP, T.J. Osborne emphasized the significance of visibility, particularly for the LGBTQ+ community. He acknowledged that while progress has been made, challenges still exist, and it is crucial to continue promoting inclusivity.
The duet of Shania Twain’s song was a natural choice for Fancy Hagood and Osborne, who are close friends. They fondly recalled singing the song together while driving around Music City, with Osborne taking on the role of Bryan White and Hagood embodying Shania Twain, belting out the lyrics with gusto.
Hagood reflected on the journey from singing in a truck to recording in a renowned studio at Apple Music, highlighting the progress made and the significance of Pride in Tennessee and beyond.
Hagood first connected with Charleston-based singer Park when she shared her band’s music on Instagram. He was deeply impressed by her talent and passion.
Hunter Park, a transgender singer from She Returns From War, emphasized that queer country music is an authentic part of the genre. They expressed that true country music is rooted in honesty, and no bigoted individuals can deny that fact.
The Kentucky Gentleman, as Black Opry artists, celebrate the ability to embrace their true selves within the realm of country music. Derek Campbell emphasized the power of confidently walking through life as their authentic selves and carrying that choice every day.
Hagood exclaimed with enthusiasm that together, they can all accomplish great things.