Korn has paid off his teasing word of the weekend, releasing a remake of Charlie Daniels Band’s “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” with Yelawolf joining in on the fun.
“I’ve always said that, but country music is one of the darkest,” says singer Jonathan Davis. “Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, and of course Charlie Daniels turned grief into really powerful music that sounded alive. ‘The Devil Went Down To Georgia’ is a classic story, and we wanted to release it now to help others in need.”
The group’s cover is certainly high-energy, with Davis welcoming Yelawolf to exchange a few voices. You can check the ampoule cover below.
The band has linked the song’s release to the Awakening Youth Foundation, the organization they featured in Brian “Head” Welch’s documentary. Strong crazy love. The organization fulfills a mission to raise young men and women at risk from the loss of a father by offering one-on-one support.
“We are very excited to present our version of the famous Charlie Daniels song,” The Devil Came to Georgia, “said Korn.” Charlie left a musical legacy that goes beyond a single genre, and we want to honor his talent and influence with our own version of their song. It is available exclusively through Bandcamp, where 100 percent of all proceeds are donated to the profit organization, Awakening Youth. A special thanks to our boy Yelawolf for jumping on the track with us. “
Learn more about Awakening Youth here and purchase the Korn X Awakening Youth Woven Patches at the band’s web store. The group will also launch live on their Instagram with Live Nation at 6PM ET / 3PM PT later today (July 28) to talk more about their love for Charlie Daniels, Awakening Youth and answer a few questions from fans.
If you like Korn’s version of “The Devil Came to Georgia,” pick it up now at Bandcamp.
Korn with Yelawolf, “The devil came down to Georgia”
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