Watch Denny Strickland Channel George Strait in ‘Run’ Cover

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Nashville newcomer Denny Strickland pays tribute to one of his heroes, George Strait, with a stripped-down cover of Strait’s 2001 hit song, “Run”.

The new video is a part of “The Dive Sessions”, a three-part video series showcasing Strickland covering country classics inside of the Nashville dive bar Springwater Supper Club. The rising star has noted Strait as his “first major influence” within music; so the choice to cover “Run” was a simple one.

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“Even though Denny’s hits have been up-tempos in a contemporary country vein,” Brian Harstine, video producer and director, said, “he wanted to pay tribute to some of the genre’s legends. George had a big influence on Denny’s career, and I think this song was a perfect choice for him.”

Although Strickland’s current single, “How Far You Wanna Go”, features a distinctly modern country sound, his stripped-down cover shows just how big of an artistic impact Strait has made on the Arkansas-native. Strickland will also release covers of classic tracks by Conway Twitty and Waylon Jennings for his video series, which he plans to release online in the coming weeks.

Watch Denny Strickland’s impressive cover of “Run” below.

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Watch Denny Strickland Channel George Strait in ‘Run’ Cover