The History Behind The Old Crow Medicine Show Hit, “Wagon Wheel”
“Wagon Wheel” has an extensive history. Bob Dylan recorded the chorus of the song back in 1973. Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show added verses to it 25 years later.
Old Crow Medicine Show released their rendition of “Wagon Wheel” in 2004. Their recording was certified Platinum by the RIAA in 2013.
Many artists stepped up to cover “Wagon Wheel” in the years that followed. Darius Rucker is responsible for recording one of the most recognizable versions.
Rucker’s rendition of “Wagon Wheel” dropped in 2013. Lady A performs backing vocals on the track. The recording reached the #1 spot on both the Hot Country Songs chart and the Country Airplay chart.
This new version of “Wagon Wheel” became a massive hit. It went on to be certified 9x Platinum by the RIAA. It also led Rucker to a Grammy win in the Best Country Solo Performance category.
Watch Sara Evans Sing With Old Crow Medicine Show For CMT’s Campfire Sessions
Years later, “Wagon Wheel” remains as popular as ever.
Old Crow Medicine Show revisited the tune during their 2022 appearance on CMT’s Campfire Sessions program.
They weren’t alone either…Sara Evans sat down to join their performance.
CMT shared a video of Old Crow Medicine Show and Evans’ “Wagon Wheel” collaboration on social media. They captioned the clip, “Hey, Old Crow Medicine Show and Sara Evans, rock me.” This line of course, references one of the lyrics in the song’s chorus.
You can enjoy the video of their collaboration below.