Opry Star Gives Haunting Acoustic Twist To Judds’ Hit “Grandpa”

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Few songs have stood the test of time like the Judds’ iconic hit “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Old Days).” After it’s release in 1986, the tune became the mother/daughter duo’s sixth number one hit and the song that would tug the heartstrings of generations of country fans.

Many of us remember the first time we heard “Grandpa,” and so does Naomi Judd. In a 2017 interview, Judd recalls the moment she first heard the now infamous melody.

“The minute I heard it, I thought this song just gets me. Gets me in the heart. Gets me in the gut. Gets me in the head,” Naomi said. “I knew it was going to be a monster hit. I just knew it. I felt it, every which way – the past, the present, and the future.”

As time goes by, the song seems to resonate more and it’s profound lyrics have become even more profound. “Grandpa” has found a new generation of fans as fan covers are a YouTube staple and artists such as ‘Voice’ alum Danielle Bradbury and bluegrass band The Isaacs have introduced the tune to their audiences. But, one cover we recently discovered tugged at our heartstrings like no other had.

Jamie Dailey, one half of the award-winning bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent, put his own twist on the country classic, and we can’t stop listening. If you’ve never heard Dailey’s voice before, you’re in for a treat as his pure, crystal clear vocals give “Grandpa” an almost haunting quality that makes it feel as if you’re hearing the song for the first time.

Hear Grand Ole Opry member Jamie Dailey sing “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Old Days)” below, then scroll down to hear the Judds’ original performance. If you’d like to hear more from Dailey & Vincent, click here to follow them on Facebook.