Adele’s “Someone Like You”: Chad’s YouTube Cover of the Week [Video]
Singer/songwriter Adele has become an international sensation. Her CD, 21, which was essentially a “break-up” album, has sold ridiculous amounts of copies because folks everywhere are connecting to and relating to her lyrics. Last week, video from Dierks Bentley’s CMT Unplugged show surfaced and included his version of Adele’s hit song “Set Fire to the Rain.” So, that inspired me to scope out YouTube for some more country takes on the Brit’s songbook. And I quickly found this! It’s Wyatt Turner’s version of Adele’s gut-wrenching ballad “Someone Like You.” This, without question and hesitation, is my “Country-Fried” YouTube Cover of the Week.
Wyatt Turner was born in 1989 . . . in Stony Bottom, West Virginia. While he was in high school he started posted videos of himself singing country music on YouTube and, in 2009, got invited to come to Nashville. Since then, he’s auditioned for American Idol, Nashville Star and the Colgate Country Showdown. He’s still in Nashville making his rounds in clubs and offices on Music Row trying to get his music and big, baritone voice heard. And, well, thanks to YouTube, we’ve had the chance to hear it. And, here at WBKR, we are loving his take on Adele’s instant classic, “Someone Like You.”
Wyatt is currently in the process of building his very own website. But, in the meantime, you can check him out at his official Facebook page. Wyatt credits Alan Jackson, Josh Turner and Brad Paisley as his musical influences and you’ll find traces of each in his performances.
Oh . . . and, by the way, I mentioned Dierks’ take on ‘Set Fire to the Rain.” If you missed it, here you go! Take a listen.