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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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...

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/4/15) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following reports Monday, May 4. David… Read More

First United Bank Becomes Hopkins School System’s Primary Depository; Gant Chosen as Pupil Personnel Director

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/5/15) — Hopkins County Board of Education met at its regularly scheduled meeting on May 4. Hopkins… Read More

Most Read This Week

April 28, 2015 4244

Search for Stolen Vehicle Ends with Woman Charged…

by SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 3619

Online Petition Seeking Re­opening of Shanice…

by Samantha Carver, SurfKY News
April 28, 2015 3408

Man Charged with Stalking Smoke Shop Clerk

by MPD
April 27, 2015 2962

Hopkins County Drug War ― Are We Winning?

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 30, 2015 2881

Family Says 'Goodbye' to Dog After It Allegedly…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 15708

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 8538

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 05, 2015 2563

School Board Studies Further Spending Cuts

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1887

Alleged Littering Leads to Drug Arrest

by SurfKY News
May 05, 2015 1720

Meth Charge Follows MPD Investigation into…

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1658

Teen Injured During Collision with Police Cruiser

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1206

Women ‘Get the Message’ at River Ministry Banquet

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1200

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released - May…

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1075

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1035

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 05, 2015 921

First United Bank Becomes Hopkins School System’s…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 824

Dawson Springs Police Reports for Monday, May 4,…

by SurfKY News