Doug Gray – founding member of The Marshall Tucker Band – recently got a reminder of how much the band's music has touched generations of music fans. Their classic "Can't You See" was covered on both FOX's "American Idol" (by C.J. Harris) and NBC's "The Voice" (by Patrick Thompson).
"I watch what today's kids are doing – and what they are listening to," Gray tells Billboard. "Their theme night was bands that had endured over a period of time, and that really made me feel good. They mentioned us and Skynyrd and people like this, and to watch Patrick on ‘The Voice' was great. The boy has got some soul." Gray says that though the song is a classic now, none of the original members saw it coming some four decades ago. "When Toy Caldwell wrote that song, none of us knew that it was going to be as popular forty years later. We had no idea that any of us would make it past the weekend. So, to watch those guys do it, and all the emails and calls was amazing. I actually had to turn my phone off because people were calling about Patrick."