Ryan Upchurch shared an epic cover of a popular Elvis Presley tune!
The country superstar shared a cover of Elvis Presley’s “If I Can Dream” on Wednesday (Sept. 29) and fans are in shock of how impressive it truly is.
Accompanied by an old-fashioned style music video, filmed in black and white, Upchurch is seen singing a cover of the popular Presley hit on an old school Admiral television, intertwined with footage from Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special, which aired in December 1968.
Upchurch paid tribute to the late ‘King of Rock and Roll,’ while also calling for a better world, as the track begs for unity.
The Tennessee native is keeping Presley’s legacy alive through his own rendition of the Presley’s popular song.
“The goal isn’t to BE Elvis. It’s to pass down the icon & legacy of the man they called Elvis,” Upchurch captioned a recent Instagram post of the song. “Because he’s important to music… And I hope to be important enough to be passed down one day. The goal is not to be rich, but to be timeless. Time can’t be bought & money can’t buy time.”
Watch the rendition music video by Upchurch below.
“If I Can Dream” is a track written by Walter Earl Brown, made famous by Presley.
Notably, the song directly quotes Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 “I Have A Dream” speech. The track was recorded in June 1968, just two months after the assassination of King. The song was first released to the public during the finale of Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special.
Additionally, the Presley cover comes just about 2-weeks after Upchurch shared an epic rock-infused cover of Alan Jackson’s “Midnight In Montgomery.”
The Holler Boy Records owner shared the Jackson cover alongside a music video that was a reimagined version of the original, iconic music video for the track. The music video for the cover was filmed at the grave sites of Hank Williams Sr., his wife, mother and sister in the Oakwood Cemetery Annex, managed by the Hank Williams’ Museum, in Montgomery, Alabama.
You can watch Upchurch’s cover of Jackson’s “Midnight In Montgomery” HERE.
UpChurch recently released his album, Same Ol Same Ol, in June 2021. Same Ol Same Ol followed UpChurch’s rap project, Mud To Gold.