While stuck in quarantine like the rest of us, Nobody's Girl's BettySoo turned to music. She chose songs that reminded her of the before times, and one of those songs was Rodney Crowell's 1978 song "Ain't Living Long Like This." BettySoo's version of the song is very faithful to Crowell's original. The only real difference is a 2021 version is going to have slicker production than a song from 1978, and hers is just a little more pop than Crowell's. Covers of classic 70's country are always welcome here at If It's Too Loud..., particularly if they're as great as this one.
In a press release, BettySoo talks about her connection to the original song from Rodney Crowell: “I can't remember when I actually first heard Rodney Crowell's songs as Rodney Crowell's songs, but I also can’t remember a time songs like ‘Ashes by Now’ and ‘Shame on the Moon’ didn’t exist.”
You can listen to BettySoo's version of "Ain't Living Long Like This" below. For more information on BettySoo, check out the artist's website.