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HELLYEAH's Chad Gray releases cover of "Always on My Mind" for debut solo song

Chad Gray

HELLYEAH frontman Chad Gray has put his spin on the oft-covered song “Always on My Mind,” which was famously recorded by artists including Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson.

The cover marks Gray’s first release as a solo artist. You can download it now via digital outlets, and watch its accompanying video streaming now on YouTube.

“No one has ever heard me doing anything like this,” Gray says of his version of “Always on My Mind,” which swaps his growling vocals over heavy guitars for soft singing over piano and string instruments.

“This was done for my wedding, but I thought, ‘Should I release this song to the public?'” he adds. “I always talk about how I look at my fans as more than fans. They’re family, and I wanted to share this moment with them.”

A press release promises that more solo music from Gray is “coming soon.”

HELLYEAH released their most recent album, Welcome Home, in 2019. It includes the final recordings from drummer Vinnie Paul, who died in 2018.

By Josh Johnson
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