Over the past half-decade or so, Trixie Mattel has quickly become one of the world’s most prominent drag queens. All the while, he has also maintained a serious music career, releasing a trio of albums since 2017, mostly focused on country and folk music. Today marks the release of Mattel’s latest EP, Full Coverage, Vol. 1, which includes a guest appearance from Orville Peck, another country-lover who’s used to getting dressed up.
Together, the pair cover “Jackson,” most famously performed by Johnny Cash and June Carter. They also shared a video for the track, which shows the two and a band having fun performing the song in an empty theater.
Peck says of the song, “There’s never been a greater country duo than Johnny Cash and June Carter. I think ‘Jackson’ has remained iconic through the years because it perfectly captures the humor, storytelling, and relationship between performers that every good country song should.” Mattel adds, “Jackson! A stunning callback to the golden era of country music! A time of wigs and rhinestones (thank god) and iconic duets. Orville and I are thrilled to put our spin and flourish on this anthem of American music. Yes, I wore red and not pink, so brave.”
Watch Peck and Mattel’s video for their rendition of “Jackson” above.
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