Sarah Darling continues her Campfire Sessions acoustic project with a version of Dixie Chicks ‘Cowboy Take Me Away’, available to stream now via DSPs HERE. The single comes hot on the heels of Sarah’s sell out December show at Union Chapel that bought together guests from the UK country scene including Ward Thomas, The Wandering Hearts and Jamie Lawson to perform solo and duet with Sarah in an evening of Christmas classics and country originals.
Originally released by Dixie Chicks on the cusp of the millennium, the track eventually climbed the US charts to reach the Billboard Country Charts No.1 spot in February 2000, as well as cracking the top 30 of the mainstream charts. Sarah re-imagines this US country favourite in her signature stripped back Campfire Sessions style, letting the serene guitar backing and her soft vocals effortlessly transport the listener to a cosy outdoor fire in the Iowa wilds.
All the tracks chosen to be covered for the Campfire Sessions have been hugely influential on Sarah’s own musical output, and in her own words, ‘Cowboy Take Me Away’ is no different, “The Dixie Chicks and Shania Twain were such big inspirations in my music. Growing up this song in particular was an absolute favourite because of the scene it set in my mind. In fact, I remember thinking of this song when I was getting ready to pen ‘Where Cowboys Ride’. It’s the kind of country I truly love, and I have covered this around many campfires.”