It’s been a long time coming, but Joe Nichols has finally recorded a cover of Sir Mix-A-Lot‘s “Baby Got Back.” He’s cut a video, too, and folks are lovin’ it.
Joe has been doing the song live for years and tapped Sir Mix-A-Lot himself to appear in the new video. It debuted this week, garnering more than one million views in its first 24 hours.
“Honestly, I didn’t think he would ever release it…but bam…he did it,” Sir Mix-A-Lot says through Joe’s record label. “Then we received a call asking about us getting in the video, which was cool, but it was really Joe himself who won me over by not only respecting the artistic integrity of the song but, not trying to rap on the song. He truly made a whole new song of it and in my opinion, he never abandoned his Country roots.”
“Baby Got Back”
Joe started performing the song live just for fun, but crowd reaction was so strong he never stopped doing it.
“I pranked my band a few years ago by breaking into the song in one of my concerts and they just kicked right in there with me,” Joe says. “The crowd loved it and we were shocked that we pulled it off. It’s very Country with big ol’ steel guitar and it became a thing so we started making it part of our shows. Of course I had to cut it for [the new album] Never Gets Old and when Mix agreed to be in the music video I was freaking out.”
Teddy McDonald is a fun-lovin’ country music fan man living in Nashville, Tennessee.