The Mavericks announce covers album, release Waylon Jennings cover

Album features a wide range of re-imagined covers

The Mavericks are set to release The Mavericks Play The Hits, an album of covers that have inspired them throughout their 30 year career. The project is set to be released on November 1st on CD and LP via their own Mono Mundo Recordings. It features re-imagined tracks originally made famous by John Anderson, Bruce Springsteen, Patty Loveless, Marvin Gaye, Willie Nelson and more.

The group has released a cover of Anderson’s “Swingin’” and Freddy Fender’s “Before the Next Tear Drop Falls” from the project. Their latest release is Jennings’ “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?” which impacts radio on October 21st.

“As musicians, you are always listening to other songs and you find inspiration and you talk about, ‘Oh man, one day we’re going to record this.’ But other things get in the way. You hear every reason in the world as to why not do a covers record, but now we’re in charge, so if we’re not going to do it now, when the hell are we going to?” frontman Raul Malo tells Rolling Stone.

The Miami-born band is on its 30th Anniversary Tour where it performs a unique version of their renowned live show that has won over crowds internationally, including appearances at some of the finest venues in Europe, Canada, the U.S., and the U.K.

With special staging and a unique narrative, this anniversary show will re-imagine the group’s catalog, from their early days in Miami’s punk and alternative scene through their chart-topping years in the 90’s and 2000’s and right up to their reunion and creative rebirth. As well as telling story of the Mavericks, the shows will chart the many ways in which they have intertwined traditional Tex-Mex, Latino, Norteño and Tejano music with country, rock ’n’ roll and the great American songbook — a true American story of cross-cultural inspiration.

The Mavericks are masters of country-Latino-rock’n’roll. They rode high in the country and rock charts of the 90’s with culture-crossing hits like “What A Crying Shame” and “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down.” In 2004, they went on hiatus to explore new musical avenues, but reunited in 2012 where its re-established itself as one of the most exciting and joyfully entertaining acts on the touring circuit.


1. “Swingin’” – John Anderson
2. “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?” – Waylon Jennings
3. “Blame It on Your Heart” – Patty Loveless
4. “Don’t You Ever Get Tired (Of Hurting Me)” – Ray Price
5. “Before the Next Teardrop Falls” – Freddy Fender
6. “Hungry Heart ” – Bruce Springsteen
7. “Why Can’t She Be You” – Patsy Cline
8. “Once Upon a Time” (feat. Martina McBride) – Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells
9. “Don’t Be Cruel ” – Elvis Presley
10. “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” – Willie Nelson
11. “I’m Leaving It Up to You” – Dale & Grace

Author: Buddy Iahn

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