Idol’ Winner Iam Tongi Covers Morgan Wallen’s “Sand In My Boots”

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Iam Tongi’s Tribute To Morgan Wallen’s “Sand In My Boots”

Country music fans, brace yourselves for a great performance as American Idol winner Iam Tongi takes center stage with his acoustic rendition of Morgan Wallen’s, “Sand In My Boots.” Tongi’s homage to this country hit was posted on YouTube on October 20, 2023, to his official channel.

Photo of Iam Tongi singing "Sand In My Boots."
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Iam Tongi’s Official Acoustic Cover Video “Sand In My Boots”

In the video, Tongi sits in front of a microphone with his guitar in his hand ready to begin the performance. With Christmas lights in the background and another gifted musician beside him playing the keyboard, he starts to sing the first part of the song.

“She asked me where I was from / I said “Somewhere you never been to” / Little town outside of Knoxville / Hidden by some dogwood trees,” Iam sang.

What truly makes the American Idol winner’s version stand out is his ability to combine the song with his distinctive style and heartfelt emotion. As he sings, his rendition carries a deep feeling that is impossible to ignore. With every note, he adds his own unique flair, making the song both a tribute to Wallen and Tongi’s own musical identity.

In a press release accompanying the cover, Tongi expressed his respect for Morgan Wallen, stating, “I have immense respect for Morgan Wallen, and ‘Sand in My Boots’ is a song that truly touches my heart. The raw emotion in the lyrics and the soulful melody resonate with me on a profound level.”

About The Song “Sand in My Boots”

“Sand in My Boots,” originally featured on Wallen’s album Dangerous: The Double Album reached No. 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent an impressive 41 weeks on the all-genre chart, solidifying Wallen’s position as a powerhouse in the country music scene.

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For fans eagerly awaiting to hear more of Tongi’s cover and new songs, good news is on the horizon. The artist is set to go on a small North American tour beginning on October 25th at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City. This tour will take him through Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, D.C., and North Carolina before concluding on December 13th at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului, Hawaii.

In the meantime, we invite you to watch Iam Tongi’s rendition of Morgan Wallen’s “Sand In My Boots” in the video below. It’s a beautiful song and Tongi’s heartfelt tribute is sure to leave you with “sand in your boots” and a renewed appreciation for the artistry of both these talented musicians.