Steven Tyler and Nuno Bettencourt Release Audio For Classic “Brown Sugar” Cover From The Rolling Stones

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They take this Stones classic to the next level

Steven Tyler and Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt cover The Rolling Stones’ classic 1971 song Brown Sugar for a new tribute album called Muscle Shoals… Small Town, Big Sound. The record is a tribute album to the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, where the Rolling Stones recorded the original song.

The tribute compilation album also features other big rockstar appearances such as Kid Rock, Grace Potter of Grace Potter And The Nocturnals, country stars Willie Nelson and Chris Stapleton and Alison Krauss and many more. Truly rockstar-studded!

The album has an official YouTube channel which features footage of Tyler recording “Brown Sugar,” and talking about what makes Muscle Shoals a special place to make music, saying

“To be here and record in the midst of the vibe and the music that was created here is what I came here for.”

The late founder of FAME Studios Rick Hall’s son Rodney Hall was responsible for making this tribute album a possibility.

Part of the money raised from sales of the album will benefit the Grammy Foundation and the Muscle Shoals Music Foundation.

Here’s the full track list of Muscle Shoals…Small Town, Big Sound:

“The Road of Love” — Keb’ Mo’
“I’d Rather Go Blind” — Grace Potter
“Brown Sugar” — Steven Tyler & Nuno Bettencourt
“Gotta Serve Somebody” — Jamey Johnson, Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton & Lee Ann Womack
“Steal Away” — Eli “Paperboy” Reed
“Snatching It Back” — Kid Rock
“I’ll Take You There” — Aloe Blacc
“Cry Like a Rainy Day” — Michael McDonald
“True Love” — Vince Gill & Wendy Moten
“Come and Go Blues” — Alison Krauss
“Respect Yourself” — Mike Farris with The Blind Boys of Alabama
“Wild Horses” — Alan Jackson
“Mustang Sally” — Brently Stephen Smith of Shinedown
“We’ve Got Tonight” — Chord Overstreet
“Giving It Up for Your Love” — Tom Johnston & Delbert McClinton
“I Ain’t Easy to Love” — Candi Staton with Jason Isbell & John Paul White