Dolly Parton is among the most accomplished singers to walk this Earth. She’s sold over 100 million albums, has had 23 number-one singles, and has been nominated for 47 Grammy Awards, as well as two Academy Awards for Best Original Song. Covering her is a daunting challenge, but it’s one Austin natives and ’90s darlings Fastball took head-on when they chose to cover the Oscar-nominated “9 To 5,” the title track to the 1980 comedy of the same name. The band approached the cover as fans, producing a version that should please Parton and Fastball alike.
In the interview below, the band goes in depth on what it was like to cover the track.
Fastball’s new album Step Into Light is available now on Fastball Partnership.