Brothers Osborne, The War And Treaty release Rolling Stones cover

Track is first from Stones country tribute album

Brothers Osborne & The War And Treaty reveal the first taste of Stoned Cold Country, a forthcoming 60th anniversary tribute album to The Rolling Stones from some of country’s biggest names, with their rendition of “It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It).”

Intertwining old school rock guitar parts with powerhouse vocals, the track takes a country spin on The Rolling Stones’ hit song, which was originally released in July 1974 as the lead single of their October 1974 album It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll. A music video will be released at a later date.

Brothers Osborne & The War And Treaty will hit the stage live at The 56th Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, November 9th at 8 pm ET/delayed PT on ABC for a not-to-be-missed debut broadcast performance of the collaboration. Brothers Osborne are the reigning CMA Vocal Duo of the Year and nominated again in that category this year, while the performance of “It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It)” will mark The War And Treaty’s first time on the show.

“We couldn’t be more honored to take part in such a unique tribute to, not only one of music’s most influential trailblazers, but one of our favorite bands of all time,” John and TJ Osborne share. “And to top it off, we get to enjoy the spoils with two of our favorite people and fellow Marylanders, The War And Treaty. We adore them both.”

“It is such an honor to be part of a tribute to one of our favorite bands of all time and to share this moment with Brothers Osborne makes it that much more special,” adds Michael Trotter Jr. of The War And Treaty. “We cannot wait to share the stage with them next week at the CMA Awards, and we are looking forward to hearing what fans think of our take on the song.”

Stoned Cold Country will be released in 2023 on BMG, filled to the brim with reimagined versions of the legendary rock band’s catalogue. Throughout the record, which was produced by Robert Deaton, the participating artists – Jimmie Allen, Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Eric Church, Steve Earle, Elle King, Marcus King, Little Big Town, Ashley McBryde, Maren Morris, Elvie Shane, Koe Wetzel, The War And Treaty, Lainey Wilson & Zac Brown Band – all inject their own trademark style into the revered music of The Stones across Stoned Cold Country, creating a powerful homage to one of the most enduring, trailblazing and influential bands in the world.

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