Cult country artist Orville Peck has unveiled his cover of Lady Gaga’s 2011 hit, “Born This Way”. The track was recorded for Gaga’s upcoming reimagined version of Born This Way in celebration of the 10th anniversary of her sophomore album.
Officially titled “Born This Way (The Country Road Version)”, the cover features Peck giving it his own twist while largely staying true to the original lyrics. However, he does add an extra flair to the breakdown while singing, “If I wanna make it country, baby, it’s okay/ I was born, I was born, I was born this way/ From London, Paris, Japan, back to USA/ I was born on the road, I was born to be brave.”
Born This Way The Tenth Anniversary is out on June 18th. Previously, we heard Big Freedia’s cover of “Judas”. Stream “Born This Way (The Country Road Version)” below.
Speaking of the road, Peck has also announced his 11-date “Summertime Tour.” It marks his first time performing in front of live crowds since COVID-19 shut down the world last year.
The US trek opens with Peck’s appearance at Under the Big Sky Festival in Whitefish, Montana before making stops in Denver, Colorado; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Madison, Wisconsin. He will also play a pair of dates in Davenport, Iowa, and make additional festival appearances at Lollapalooza and Hinterland Music Festival.
Peck’s most recent project was his EP, Show Pony, released in August 2020.
Orville Peck 2021 Tour Dates:
07/17-18 – Whitefish, MT @ Under the Big Sky Festival
07/20 – Casper, WY @ Beacon Club
07/22 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
07/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Sandy Amphitheatre
07/24 – Cheyenne, WY @ The Chinook at The Terry Bison Ranch
07/29 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
07/30 – Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall
07/31 – Davenport, IA @ Raccoon Motel
08/01 – Davenport, IA @ Raccoon Motel
08/06 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
08/08 – Saint Charles, IA @ Hinterland Music Festival
09/03 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
09/18-19 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Sea.Hear.Now Festival
09/24 – Queens, NY @ The Governor’s Ball
10/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees
10/30-31 – New York, NY @ Harryween