It’s one written by Jimmy Fortune of The Statler Brothers called He’s Getting Me Ready, which the Brothers recorded on their final project, Amen, in 2002. The original was taken at a brisk tempo, making it a perfect candidate for grassification.
The Aldridges give it a hard driving treatment with harmony vocals from the Oaks. Gospel fans will enjoy the harmony singing and the message, while grassers will pick up on the wicked instrumental solos from Darin Aldridge on mandolin, Stuart Duncan on fiddle, Matt Menefee on banjo, and Zeb Snyder on guitar.
Darin explained how he and Brooke became acquainted with the Oak Ridge Boys and got them into the studio for this latest record.
“We first met the Oaks while traveling and doing shows with Jimmy Fortune about four years ago We got to do many shows together, along with a few Opry performances with them, and became good friends.
Since Jimmy Fortune wrote He’s Getting Me Ready, we thought it would be special to have The Oak Ridge Boys join us on the song because of the connection we all three share together.”
Check out the music video which combines live footage of Darin & Brooke with their band, along with live performance shots of them with the Oaks on stage at the Mill Town Music Hall in Bremen, GA. The Aldridge’s and their band opened a show for The Oak Ridge Boys there, and the guys came out to sing this song with them on stage. The entire sold out concert was recorded on video, so they were able to grab this part for their music video.
He’s Getting Me Ready is included on Darin & Brooke Aldridge’s latest album, This Life We’re Livin’, and can be found on popular download or streaming sites online. CDs and LPs can be ordered directly from the artists.