Barry Gibb announces new country album featuring duets with Dolly Parton and Olivia Newton-John

Publish Date
Monday, 9 November 2020, 1:36PM

Sir Barry Gibb is set to kick off 2021 with a bang!

The Bee Gee has just announced he's releasing a new country album, Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1, on January 8.

As a big fan of bluegrass and country music, the 74-year-old's new album will feature 12 country covers of some of the Bee Gees biggest hits, including duets with Dolly Parton, Olivia Newton-John, Sheryl Crow and Keith Urban.

Speaking about the new album Barry said: "From the first day we stepped into RCA Studios in Nashville (the very place where Elvis, Willie, Waylon, Roy, the Everly Brothers and so many other legends made their magic) the album took on a life of its own.

"I couldn't be more grateful for the opportunity to work with Dave and all the artists who stopped by. They were all incredibly generous with their time and talent. They inspired me more than words can express."

He added: "I feel deep down that Maurice and Robin would have loved this album for different reasons. I wish we could have all been together to do it … but I think we were."

Barry is the only surviving member of the Bee Gees, following the deaths of twins Maurice in 2003 and Robin in 2012.

The album will be Barry's third solo album and his first since 2016's In the Now.

The full tracklisting:

1. 'I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You' with Keith Urban
2. 'Words of a Fool' with Jason Isbell
3. 'Run to Me' with Brandi Carlile
4. 'Too Much Heaven' with Alison Krauss
5. 'Lonely Days' with Little Big Town
6. 'Words' with Dolly Parton
7. 'Jive Talkin’' with Miranda Lambert, Jay Buchanan
8. 'How Deep Is Your Love' with Tommy Emanuel, Little Big Town
9. 'How Can You Mend A Broken Heart' with Sheryl Crow
10. 'To Love Somebody' with Jay Buchanan
11. 'Rest Your Love On Me' with Olivia Newton-John
12. 'Butterfly' with Gillian Welch, David Rawlings