Dale Ann Bradley, ‘LA International Airport’
Dale Ann Bradley turned some of her earliest musical memories into a new performance of her own. His version of “LA International Airport” appears on his latest album, and his music video is featured exclusively on The Boot.
âIt’s such a classic country song,â Bradley thought to himself. Leanne Scott wrote the song, which David Frizzell first recorded in 1970. Its version peaked in the 1960s on the Billboard Country songs, but a year later, Susan Raye took it to the Top 10, and to No. 54 on the all-genre Hot 100. Overseas, during that time, it rose to No. 1 in New -Zeeland and # 2 in Australia, and reached the Top 30 on the Canadian Countries chart.
“This is the one I heard as a kid and watched on TV when we could, while Susan Raye sang it on Hee hawBradley recalls. Bradley, a protÃ©gÃ© of the country singer and Hee haw co-host Buck Owens, has spent nearly a decade on the longtime comedy program.
âI love being able to take a song from a different genre and give it that twist,â adds Bradley. “Hope this shows how much music intertwines and that a solid melody can really drive a song.”
“LA International Airport” is one of 10 songs from Bradley’s latest album, Things she couldn’t get over, released in February. The artist says the song “is a pretty broken recording, and it fits perfectly with the theme” of the record.
Hailing from the Appalachians – where she grew up in a primitive Baptist family, in a house with no running water or “safe” electricity until she was in high school – Bradley received her first guitar as a teenager. The principal of his high school orchestra and his wife helped the aspiring musician begin her career by inviting Bradley to perform with them at the weekly summer performances; it is through concerts with the couple, such as Back Porch Grass, that she meets several future collaborators.
Bradley is a five-time International Bluegrass Music Association Vocalist of the Year and IBMA Title Artist of the Year with Sister Sadie, the all-girl group she co-founded. She was inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in 2018 and is a two-time Grammy nominee.
Bradley left Sister Sadie in 2020, in order to focus on his solo work with MoonRunner, his new band. The group includes guitarist and background vocalist Kim Fox, dobro Matt Leadbetter on dobro, banjo Mike Sumner and bassist Ethan Burkhardt on bass.
Things she couldn’t get over is available to stream and buy now.