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Rolling Stone: 30 Best Things We Saw at CMA Music Fest 2015

Jun 15 | Posted by: Tim Montana

Best Eminem Makeover: Tim Montana and the Shrednecks
Eminem has yet to (and probably never will) dabble in a country-rap collaboration like Nelly or Ludacris, but Tim Montana and the Shrednecks were intent on bringing Twang Shady to life at CMA Music Fest, where they offered up a scorching southern-rock version of "Lose Yourself," that, by pumping out those Led Zeppelin-ripped licks, made it all feel like an unearthed Lynyrd Skynyrd track. The clever cover fit in perfectly with a fearless set that melded more tributes (Katy Perry!) and wild-child originals, like the band's anthem "Weed and Whiskey," that set their guitars ripping and beards a-flyin'. "Look for our debut on Cops tomorrow," they teased the crowd, while playing dangerously enough that it was quite possible they might not have been joking.

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