During their tour stop at Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA, over the weekend, The Chicks paid tribute to the late Olivia Newton-John with a special cover. The band performed “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” Newton-John’s character Sandy’s trademark song from the 1978 film Grease.
“We lost a worldwide sweetheart last week, Olivia Newton-John,” lead singer Natalie Maines said to the audience ahead of the song. “I thought I was Olivia Newton-John from, like, [age] four until 12.”
Newton-John passed away a week ago at age 73. The news was originally shared by her husband of 14 years, John Easterling. A GRAMMY Award-winning singer famous for her role in Grease, Newton-John had had a decades-long battle with cancer and established the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund in 2020 to help sponsor global research into plant medicine for cancer.
The Chicks Channel is currently available through the end of August on the SXM App, where listeners can explore The Chicks’ entire catalog — including hits like “Wide Open Spaces” and “Cowboy Take Me Away” — as well as deep cuts and live performances. The channel also highlights their latest album, Gaslighter, which charted No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Charts.
Check out The Chicks’ cover of “Hopelessly Devoted to You” below, and stream The Chicks Channel on the SXM App now.
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