Putting a reggae twist on some of country music’s biggest hits, renowned Jamaican musicians – dubbed Positive Vibrations – have released Country Goes Reggae featuring Country Music Hall of Famers Dolly Parton and Alabama along with Jimmie Allen, Randy Houser, Rascal Flatts, Chase Rice, Toby Keith, Lainey Wilson, Uncle Kracker and more. PRESS HERE to stream now, and the full track listing can be found below!
The album is the latest creative mashup from producers Christian and Frank Berman (The Berman Brothers) and partner Ron Oehl, and the 11-tracks recreate the musical arrangements behind beloved country songs including Dolly Parton’s “Two Doors Down,” Alabama’s “Pass It On Down,” Rascal Flatts’ “I Like The Sound of That,” Toby Keith’s “Red Solo Cup,” Uncle Kracker’s “Smile,” Randy Houser’s “Boots On,” Jimmie Allen’s “Make Me Want To” and more; fusing together the top Reggae musicians in Jamaica with vocals from some of the biggest artists in country music today.
The esteemed Jamaican artists (assembled by The Berman Brothers) – Positive Vibrations – include Ian “Beezy” Coleman (Ziggy and Damian Marley, Wyclef, Fugees), Devon Bradshaw (Burning Spear), Guillaume “Stepper Sax” Briard, Henry Matic Tune (UB40, Aswad, Dennis Brown), and the next-gen class of players.
The idea for Country Goes Reggae came on a trip to Negril, Jamaica in 2019, when the brothers were sitting at a sunset, beach bar listening to Reggae classics as a car passed by blasting U.S. Country songs. They knew the two worlds and styles and cultures would blend perfectly together. Embodying the musical elements of Reggae such as the thumping bass and drums blended with staccato horn arrangements, the album’s Rock and Soul upbeat aesthetic flows throughout the record, making it the perfect summertime playlist.
Country Goes Reggae Track Listing
1.“Eyes on You (feat. Chase Rice)”
2.“Make Me Want To (feat. Jimmie Allen)”
3.“Red Solo Cup (feat. Toby Keith)”
4.“I Like the Sound of That (feat. Rascal Flatts)”
5.“Two Doors Down (feat. Dolly Parton)”
6. “Smile (feat. Uncle Kracker)”
7. “Things a Man Oughta Know (feat. Lainey Wilson)”
8.“Boots On (feat. Randy Houser)”
9. “Pass It On Down (feat. Alabama)”
10.“Ready to Run (feat. Alexandra Kay)”
11.“Save It For A Rainy Day (feat. Landon Parker)”