By Scott T. Sterling
While this week’s big music releases were from Michael Jackson and the Black Keys, make room for a new country EP from Duck Dynasty star Uncle Si Robertson, with an assist from Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn. that also debuted this week.
Entitled Me and My Smokin Hot Honey, the six-song EP features Brooks teaming up with Robertson on the song, “Can’t Take the Swamp Outta the Man,” which was recorded as special gift to his wife Christina (a big Brooks fan) as part of the couple’s recent wedding vow renewal after 43 years of marriage.
The up-tempo country rocker follows a predictable trajectory lyrically: “you can take the boy out of the swamp,” he sings through a raspy voice, “but you can’t take the swamp outta the man.”
The finished product was played as they walked down the aisle.
The couple sent out a special thank-you to Brooks and everyone who attended the ceremony on a YouTube clip (seen above), which also boasts footage of Robertson laying down vocals for the duet.
The six-track album also features a collaboration with the Mauldin Brothers (“If You Can’t Dig That”) and multiple songs from other singers, including family matriarch Marsha Robertson’s “Would You Marry Me Again” with Jay Nelson.
This is far from the family’s first foray into the world of music. Last holiday season, the whole clan got together to release the full-length Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and No. 4 on the Billboard 200