Warrant do cover of Merle Haggard’s “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink”
Billboard has announced that Warrant have done a cover of Merle Haggard‘s song “I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink” as part of a partnership with the Professional Bull Riders.
The following are excerpts from the Billboard article (with slight edit):
“Warrant, the L.A. glam metal band of “Cherry Pie” and “Heaven” fame, have formed a new partnership with the Professional Bull Riders that includes a remake of the classic Merle Haggard song, “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink” as the organization’s new “party anthem (below). The venture will include a new video, concerts and band appearances at various PRB events. The song will also appear on Warrant‘s next album Louder Harder Faster (Frontier Records) due out in April.
“During the 2016 PBR World Finals, we were fortunate to have Warrant headline Saturday night in Toshiba Plaza, and they put on an incredible show for our fans, said Sean Gleason, the CEO of PBR in a statement. “When we found out the band are PBR fans, we jumped at the chance to work together on a custom music project and to make them a featured act during the 2017 season.”
As part of the partnership, “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink” (a No. 1 hit in Oct. 1980 for Haggard) will be played every night at midnight in the seven (soon to be nine) PBR bars across the country. PBR has branded bars in Baltimore, Hampton, VA, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Louisville, Philadelphia, and St. Louis. Additional PBR Bars will open soon in Atlanta and Norfolk, VA.
Warrant has sold more than 10 million albums and had nine charting singles on the Billboard Hot 100, including the No. 2-peaking power ballad “Heaven” and will roll out the video for “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink” at an official kickoff party at PBR St Louis in Ballpark Village on Feb. 25, accompanied by a live performance. The video was shot on location in Anaheim, prior to the PBR Built Ford Tough Series at the Honda Center last week.”
You can read the rest of the article and hear Warrant‘s cover of Haggard‘s “I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink” at Billboard.