We’re not sure who Justin Moore is, but that’s why we’re not Country Insider. Regardless, his take on Motley Crue’s “Home Sweet Home” is the first single from the band’s country tribute, Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue. The album, originally scheduled for July 8th, will now be out on August 14th. It certainly is countrified, but given that the band’s ballad from Theater of Pain is nearly 30 years old, there’s generations of younger fans, not to mention older country fans, that probably are unfamiliar with the original. And in case you’re just a Crue fan that’s hoping to have the band come in and salvage the song, they do make a cameo in the video, with Vince Neil getting onstage and singing with him. Here’s what Moore told Rolling Stone, who premiered the video, about working with the band:
“It has been a blast becoming friends with the Motley guys and learning how much they appreciate the history of country music,” says Moore. “They are truly one of the most disruptive bands of their generation and I am honored to be able to cover one of my favorite Crüe songs of all time. It has been pretty unreal singing with Vince Neil.”
Other acts on the tribute album include Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts, Cassadee Pope, Gretchen Wilson, Big & Rich and LeAnn Rimes.