Adult Swim's 'Squidbillies' Is Back: Hear Dwight Yoakam Sing the Theme Song

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Rusty, Granny and Early on the eighth season of "Squidbillies."

The show Squidbillies has returned for its eighth season, and several famous singers -- known for their work in different genres -- will cover the theme song. Check out a clip below where country-singer Dwight Yoakam tackles the track.

Yoakam, whose first three albums all hit the No. 1 spot on the country albums chart, brings his trademark nasal croon to the tune. The despairing lyrics -- "all my dreams are dead and buried/ sometimes I wish the sun would just explode" -- wouldn't sound out of place in a country song. Yoakam sings them over a swinging honky-tonk beat.

Squidbillies debuted in 2005. It follows the Cuyler family, a clan of Squids living in Georgia. The latest season premiered September 21st on Adult Swim. Squidbillies has a history of getting well-known artists to lend their voices to the show. Prevous seasons benefitted from contributions by George Jones, Jason Isbell, Lucinda Williams, and Billie Joe Shaver.

Yoakam isn't the only well-known singer taKing on the theme song. Both King Khan and the Shrines and Todd Rundgren will also record versions of the track.

Squidbillies airs Sundays at 11:45 pm on Adult Swim.


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