Carrie Underwood is turning heads with her cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Mama, I’m Coming Home.”
The eight-time GRAMMY winner recorded a performance of the song as part of Apple Music Sessions, debuting today, Friday, July 15, from Apple Music.
“I have always been an Ozzy Osbourne fan and ‘Mama, I’m Coming Home’ is one of my all-time favorite songs,” Underwood shared via Apple Music. “I’ve always thought it felt a lot like a country song, and I’ve wanted to cover it for a long time. This was a really fun opportunity for me to be able to finally make that happen. I hope we’ve done Ozzy proud and I hope he likes it.”
The superstar’s session also included a performance of her current single, “Ghost Story” and a stripped-down version of “Blown Away.”
“Being in the studio with Apple Music was such an incredible experience, and I’m excited to share these unique, stripped-down versions of three songs I love with my fans,” Underwood said. “We had a lot of fun reimagining these big, visual songs and presenting them in a different way.”
Debuting alongside Underwood’s Apple Music Sessions performance was a session from rising star Tenille Townes, who performed her hits “Same Road Home,” and “Somebody’s Daughter,” as well as a gritty, soulful cover of Etta James’s “At Last.”
“It was so cool capturing the spirit of how it feels to play my songs live with my band during the Apple Music Sessions performance,” Townes said. “The new space feels like it’s going to become an anchor for our music community in Nashville and it was an honor to be a part of breaking it in.”
The sessions were recorded in Spatial Audio at Apple Music’s new, state-of-the-art Nashville studio.