Once Again – Del McCoury covers Jerry Lee Lewis

The Del McCoury Band has released a second single from their upcoming Almost Proud album, expected to release in February of 2022.

It’s a song that honors one of Del’s favorite artists, Jerry Lee Lewis, on a new number arranged to be reminiscent of The Killer’s style. Written Josh Shilling and Bill Whyte, this one also includes Josh on piano along with the regular members of The Del McCoury Band. With Del on guitar and lead vocal, Ronnie McCoury plays mandolin, Rob McCoury is on banjo, with Jason Carter on fiddle and Alan Bartram on bass.

Once Again will be included on this next record, which his label, McCoury Music, describes thusly.

Almost Proud, out on February 18, 2022, is comprised of four songs about love lost, one love song that sounds like many others he’s cut as a tribute to his wife of 57 years, Jean, two cheatin’ songs, 2 drinkin’ songs, one extolling the virtues of hard work, and one about a working-class hero standing up to big coal in the West Virginia of the early nineteen hundreds.

Have a listen to Once Again in this graphic video. McCoury really lets loose here.

Once Again is available now as a single from popular download and streaming sites online. Pre-orders for the full Almost Proud album are enabled online as well.

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