George Jones recorded the theme song for the upcoming episode of Squidbillies premiering, Sunday, October 2nd at 11:45 p.m. (ET, PT) on Adult Swim. Watch behind-the-scenes footage of George Jones singing the track with a live band in the Blackbird studio in Nashville, Tenn. George Jones is joined by Hargus “Pig” Robbins who plays the piano on the track who notably played piano on Jones’ first number 1 hit from 1957, White Lightning.
Squidbillies creators, Dave Willis (Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1) and Jim Fortier (The Brak Show) wrote the track and are thrilled to have George Jones record the theme for Squidbillies.
Willis has been a fan of Jones for a long time stating, “I grew up with his music playing in my parents’ car. I’ve been trying to get him to do the show for five years. This was my dream.” Willis said George Jones was a pleasure to work with and after the session Willis, “…bought snakeskin boots and a plate of barbecue to celebrate.”
The theme has two parts. Part one is inspired by Jones’ early music, specifically the track White Lightning. The second part breaks down into a slower song more reminiscent of Jones’ hits from the late seventies and early eighties with a lyrical nod to He Stopped Loving Her Today.
Squidbillies, the hilarious original animated series takes viewers into the surreal world of backwoods Appalachian squids. Season five promises more of what fans have come to love: big trucks, shotguns, hot ladies, funny hats and lots of good-old down-home all-American pride in the U.S. of A. Squidbillies premieres Sunday nights at 11:45 p.m. (ET, PT) on Adult Swim.
Got some country music gossip and don’t wanna be a tattle tale? Email me, Tawny Tucker, Tawny@countrymusictattletale.com