Chad Gray (Mudvayne, HELLYEAH) has released a cover of “Always On My Mind.“ That track was made famous by Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson and a video for Gray’s version can be found below:
Gray said the following about the track, which was recorded for his wedding to SiriusXM’s Shannon Gunz:
“Planning a wedding is grueling — from flowers to location to picking the music. We initially chose ‘Dream On‘ for our first dance song. Now I’m not sure how or why I landed on ‘Always On My Mind.’ I’m assuming I heard it in passing and it stuck. I just remember, late one night, thinking about it and going online to search the lyrics and listen to the track. As it was playing, the lyrics were so emotional and compelling that it actually moved me.
So I reached out to my producer and very good friend Kevin Churko and asked if he would do a cover with me. He responded, ‘What song?’ I told him and he was like, ‘WHOA! Okay.’ So he reached out to the keyboard player for Ozzy [Alan Wakeman], who is obviously not doing anything in this shit time we’re living in, and sent us three different takes and flavors of the song.
We landed on one and started tracking it vocally. It was super cool when I started it, because I realized that this was such a different way of singing. No one has ever heard me doing anything like this. This was done for my wedding, but I thought, ‘Should I release this song to the public?’ 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.”
Chad Gray (Mudvayne, HELLYEAH) has shared a teaser for his new solo song “Always On My Mind.“ The full track will debut on Friday (March 12).
Chad Gray (HELLYEAH, Mudvayne) has launched a new solo website called Chadness.com. The site currently features merch, virtual meet and greets, and more. The singer also teased that new music and video content will be arriving soon.
“Hello Metal Kids,
So I got together with my boy/bestie @Wombatfire and we put together a place that is ALL things Mad Man Chad man.
Merch, virtual M&G’s etc. and I’m stoked! Just want to take a second and say thank you to all my Metal kids that have booked meet n greets. I was able to make a donation to music cares and to make sure my guys got some loot! I surprised them all with a little green and they were all super stoked and it helped them so much! So from all them and myself thank you, thank you, thank you! I’d still like to give them more so keep on booking! It’s so nice to be able to catch up with everyone and see how your doing through these very difficult times.
I miss my Metal family so this has helped me very much. I’ve decided to change the charity to something that I believe in as much as music cares and that is @nokidhungry Every month for years I’ve been making a donation to them and @stjude children’s cancer research Because FUCK CANCER!!! and FUCK CHILDREN BEING HUNGRY!!! No kid hungry is very close to my heart because there was a time in my life when I was that hungry kid. The one meal that I could count on was was my school lunch. And now with kids being out of school they may be missing that meal and that bothers me.
So I want to make a donation to them in the name of all the metal kids in my life. This organization is pretty amazing. $1 can feed 10 KIDS! So awesome. So if you wanna do a meet n greet with me some of that money will go to them. And even if you don’t want to do a meet n greet please go to their website and make a donation. No matter how small. Every little bit helps. Also I’ve been working on some new stuff that’s just me (no band) a cover that no one is gonna see coming (that I actually did for my wedding) the song and video are coming very soon so stay tuned to me, my website and my YouTube page.
Chadnesss.com – if you wanna go poke around feel free. I miss you all and I CANNOT WAIT! To be back in front of you all again. I miss my Metal family very much. So buy some shit if ya want or…don’t. Either way it’s all good…just wanted to let you know this is up so check it out.”
This news comes as unconfirmed rumors of a Mudvayne reunion have continued to circulate.