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"Radioactive" - Lady Antebellum (Imagine Dragons Cover) [Official YouTube Video]

Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published February 22, 2014

Lady Antebellum have done a fantastic unplugged bluegrass / country version of Imagine Dragons' hit song, "Radioactive." Watch video of the group performing the song above, via their official YouTube channel.

The mostly acoustic treatment is a very cool take on the song, which originally was recorded with more of an electronic rock vibe. Charles Kelley takes the lead on vocals, with Hillary Scott backing him up. The banjo plucking, acoustic guitar, mandolin, walking bass, and simple train snare beat along with shaker and tambourine work together beautifully. At only two-and-a-half minutes, it could easily be an old-school 45 rpm single. We'd love to see them do a proper studio recording of the song and maybe throw in a little instrumental section featuring Mr. Dave Haywood on mandolin or guitar.

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Published on Feb 22, 2014
Check out this countryfied, blue grass dressing room jam of RADIOACTIVE by Imagine Dragons. Filmed backstage on the "Take Me Downtown Tour"

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Source: Lady Antebellum YouTube Channel

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