Jason Isbell's Election Promise
If Biden wins Georgia I’m gonna make a charity covers album of my favorite Georgia songs- REM, Gladys Knight, Vic Chesnutt, Allmans, Cat Power, Precious Bryant, Now It’s Overhead, etc... And damn is that gonna be fun— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) November 6, 2020
Isbell is an outspoken supporter of the left and recently went to Twitter to say he would make a cover album consisting of his “favorite Georgia songs” if Joe Biden carries Georgia in the 2020 presidential election. All proceeds of this album would go towards a charitable organization.
With 99% reporting, Joe Biden is projected to win the state of Georgia as he squeaks out nearly 6,000 more votes than President Donald Trump.
Politics aside, this is good news for Jason Isbell fans. Serious listeners can’t deny Isbell’s prominence as one of the best songwriters alive (compared to, if not rivaling, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Neil Young). And unlike other artists and celebrities, he is putting his money where his mouth is by donating the album’s profit to a worthy cause.
The state of Georgia has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to artists who hail from the Peach State. Artists such as Ray Charles, James Brown, Ottis Redding, and the Allman Brothers. Hearing Isbell cover these legends would be riveting.
Let’s debate. Here’s the ideal Isbell-Georgia album:
- Melissa by The Allman Brothers
- You Don’t Miss Your Water by Otis Redding
- Georgia on My Mind by Ray Charles
- Midnight Train to Georgia by Gladys Knight
- Losing My Religion by R.E.M.
- Here in the Real World by Alan Jackson
- Revolution Earth by the B-52’s
- Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag- James Brown
- Int’l Players Anthem by UGK featuring OutKast (This is a stretch, but would be awesome)
Isbell’s top 15 songs: Agree to disagree.
- Songs That She Sang in the Shower
- Cover Me Up
- Alabama Pines
- Traveling Alone
- It Takes a Lifetime
- If We Were Vampires
- Speed Trap Town
- Last of My Kind
- Dress Blues
- Something More Than Free
- 24 Frames