The cover of the Charlie Daniels’ Band classic features YelaWolf
Korn has released their cover of the Charlie Daniels’ Band classic, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” featuring lyricist Yelawolf. The tandem assume the roles of “The Devil” and “Johnny” in the timeless tune.
The rendition of the country classic will be available via Bandcamp and proceeds from the song will go to Awakening Youth, an organization devoted to young people faced with the loss of a parent due to divorce, addiction, death, being surrendered for adoption, or other reasons.
The song was recorded during the recording sessions for the band’s critically-acclaimed album, The Nothing. The release of the cover pays homage to Charlie Daniels who passed away on July 6th at the age of 83.
“I’ve always said it, but country music is some of the darkest ever,” said Korn frontman Jonathan Davis. “Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, and, of course, Charlie Daniels all turned pain into some 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.”