Charlie Worsham recorded and released a one-man-band version of David Bowie’s classic 1977 song, “Heroes” to show respect to the nation’s health front-liners who are battling COVID-19.
The country singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist recorded a homemade video that shows him recording the song in the studio with a microphone and bongos in his backyard.
“One thing I think we can all agree on is that this global pandemic highlights the courage and selflessness required of frontline health care workers to do their jobs,” Worsham said in a statement. “We owe them a debt of gratitude always, but especially right now. I’ve always loved the song ‘Heroes’ by David Bowie, and I think it’s the perfect song to thank these people for their incredible sacrifices.”
While the clip showcases Worsham in the studio — arranging a beat, playing bass, and laying down a banjo bed — it also features photos and videos of doctors and nurses on duty.
Worsham, a member of Old Crow Medicine Show, is one of a small group of country musicians willing to use their platform to tackle social issues. Recently, he created a Twitter thread in response to the president’s tweet about the protests in Minnesota, writing, “any so-called leader who stokes the flames of hatred by threatening the very community that suffered this injustice with ‘shooting looters’ is a part of the problem, NOT a part of the solution.”
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