ev brothers1 300MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (11/27/13) — Just in time for Thanksgiving, a new generation is paying tribute to the music of Muhlenberg County rock legends — The Everly Brothers.

Billie Jo Armstrong, of the super group Green Day, and singer Norah Jones, have teamed up to celebrate the music of Don and Phil Everly, on an album entitled "Foreverly". The original album from 1958 was called, "Songs Our Daddy Taught Us", and now it's been recreated, song by song, for a new generation to discover. Many critics seem pleasantly surprised that an unlikely male/female duo would spontaneously team up to take on the music of Don and Phil.

Much of the original album of traditional songs were written by Tex Ritter, Gene Autry and others. There's even a song called "Kentucky".

The new album is enjoying brisk sales and rave reviews across the nation. And although the album may not have any stand out "top 40 hits" many Everly fans are finding a true blue sound in the new versions of old songs that bring back memories.

Diana Sue Taylor is related to the Everly family, and said she loves the new album.

"It sounds very much like the original songs, and I'm sure Don and Phil are honored with this tribute." she said. "I was 9 years old when we went to the Hammond, Ind. Civic Center to hear them perform. They were set to take a job in Indiana and stop touring. But then "Bye Bye Love" became a huge hit, and the rest is history."

Angie Smith hosts a Facebook page dedicated entirely to all things Everly called The Everly Heavenly Music Group. She told Surfky News she is really excited about the new album.

"Even those of us who were never really Green Day fans are really amazed at what a great job Billie Jo Armstrong and Norah Jones did,” said Smith. “I'm so glad there are artists out there who want to pay tribute to the Everly Brothers.”

You'll find several samples of "Foreverly" all over YouTube.com and the album is in stores nationwide.

Paul McRee
Surfky News

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Madisonville Lions ‘Flip’ to Raise Funds for Community

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/17/15) — The Madisonville Lions Club held its annual spring Pancake Day Friday, April 17 at the… Read More

Public Invited to First WKCTC All Army College Open House April 22

PADUCAH, KY (4/18/15) – West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s first All Army College Open House will be held… Read More
1 DOW 17,826.30
-279.47 (-1.54%)    
2 S&P 2,081.18
-23.81 (-1.13%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,931.81
-75.98 (-1.52%)    

Most Read This Week

April 13, 2015 6194

Three Juveniles, Adult Accused of Vandalizing…

by Deputy Will Coursey
April 17, 2015 5373

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 14, 2015 4992

Several Juveniles Charged in Connection with Fight

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 3904

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 16, 2015 3379

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 16,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers

Most Read This Month

March 18, 2015 10073

UPDATE: Hanson Man Located in Henderson, Taken to…

by Trooper Stu Recke
April 02, 2015 8460

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 17, 2015 5373

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 18, 2015 3904

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 17, 2015 1268

Madisonville Police Reports Released

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 17, 2015 1227

Two Charged in Connection with Powderly Firearms…

by SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 1103

Police Officers Building Up Community by Helping…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 1013

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 933

MPD Offers Advice On Prom, Underage Drinking

by Lt. Billy Poe
April 17, 2015 888

'The Bidding is On' at Annual Library Auction

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 714

Free Seedling Plantings Available While Supplies…

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 634

Brown Pitches Baseball to Series Opener over…

by UK Athletics