Nashville singer-songwriter Robert Ellis has been on the road almost constantly since the release of his 2011 album Photographs. From traveling Australia sharing the stage with Justin Townes Earle to playing shows with Willie Nelson, Dawes and Drive-By Truckers, Ellis’ music is new and different while remaining true to the greats who have influence him.
One of those influences is undoubtably George Jones, who Ellis has described in several interviews as a personal hero. To honor the late Jones, Ellis has just released a cover of “The Grand Tour,” one of Jones’ many classics.
Watch Ellis perform “The Grand Tour” below. Ellis plays in Austin, Texas on Friday, May 17 at Stateside at Paramount, and (of course) has a wealth of upcoming live dates you can scout out here.