In Honor Of The Late Dusty Hill, A Look Back At Country Music’s 2002 Tribute Album To ZZ Top
When you think about classic blues rock bands from back in the day, there’s one band that always is one of the first to come to mind:
And that’s ZZ Top.
The iconic beards, the sunglasses, and their legendary Texas blues rock sound that separated themselves from everybody else back in the ’70s and ’80s. Signature sound, a signature look… they’re truly one of a kind.
As we remember the passing of legendary ZZ Top bass player Dusty Hill, we decided to take a deep dive into the archives and figure out the best way to pay our respects to Hill, as well as the band itself.
With that being said, we decided to take a look back at the ultimate ZZ Top tribute album, which included every country star in the game back in the late ’90s, early 2000s:
Sharp Dressed Men: A Tribute To ZZ Top.
The 2002 album was absolutely epic, including the likes of Brad Paisley covering “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Gimme All Your Lovin'” by Lonestar, “La Grange” by Tracy Byrd, with even more covers from Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, and several others.
So to ol’ Dusty up there in rock and roll heaven, here’s to you.
Brad Paisley – “Sharp Dressed Man”
Tracy Byrd – “La Grange”
Alan Jackson – “Sure Got Cold After The Rain Fell”
Dwight Yoakam – “I’m Bad, Nationwide”
Brooks & Dunn featuring ZZ Top – “Rough Boy (Live)”