Blake Shelton vs. Jo Dee Messina — Country Shootout Remakes
This week we are going to focus on the best remakes of songs in country music. We see artists bring back older songs all the time and make them their own. More times than not, the remake is usually better than the original. But sometimes the original is better than any remake could ever be. This week we will feature artist like Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Jo Dee Messina, The Oak Ridge Boys and Garth Brooks. Today Jo Dee Messina goes up against Blake Shelton.
Blake Shelton made a #1 hit singing George Jones original song 'Ol' Red'. George Jones originally produced this song in 1990 on his album You Oughta Be Here With Me. Blake Shelton released it as his third single from his self titled debut album. Blake Shelton made this song a #1 hit when he released this single. Here is the original version from George Jones.
Jo Dee Messina remade 'Lesson in Leavin' originally sang by Dottie West. It was originally performed back in 1980 when Dottie West released it. West made this song a #1 hit on the Country Billboard Charts. When Jo Dee performed this song, it spent 7 weeks at the #2 spot on the Country Billboard Charts. We know which one did better on the charts, but which one do you think is better? Here is Dottie Wests' version.