Country star Miranda Lambert is teaming up with pop-punk rockers Green Day for a special duet. Lambert joined lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong for a reimagined duet version of their song “Ordinary World,” which was originally featured on the band’s 2016 record, Revolution Radio.
The cut will be featured on Green Day’s Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band, due out on Nov. 17. The pairing might initially seem like a strange choice. But this isn’t the first time Lambert and Armstrong have worked together. They previously performed the Everly Brothers’ classic hit “When Will I Be Loved” for a special tribute during the 2014 Grammy Awards.
In 2013, Armstrong channeled his own country side by releasing Foreverly, a cover version of the Everly Brothers’ 1958 album Songs Our Daddy Taught Us. That project also featured vocals from singer-songwriter Norah Jones.
Hopefully, this new version of “Ordinary World” will channel the magical retro sound of Foreverly. And hey, let’s be honest. Anything Miranda Lambert touches usually turns to gold, so we have high hopes for this rather unexpected collaboration.
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