His “Country Road Version” of the titular track will appear on the Born This Way The Tenth Anniversary special edition album, which will be released on June 18 via Interscope. The anniversary edition of the album will feature all 14 songs from the original plus six tracks from different Gaga-approved artists who are “representing and advocating for the LGBTQIA+ community” to reimagine the songs of Born This Way. Peck’s addition is only the second to be announced so far. Gaga previously enlisted New Orleans icon Big Freedia to put her own bounce spin on fan-favorite “Judas.”
“I am so honored and excited to be a part of the iconic legacy of this song and album. Thank you @ladygaga for askin me and Happy Pride y’all !!” the Canadian masked country musician tweeted.
My official country road cover of ‘Born This Way’ for the 10th anniversary edition of Born This Way Reimagined is out now! I am so honoured and excited to be a part of the iconic legacy of this song and album. Thank you @ladygaga for askin me and Happy Pride y’all !! 💘✨😭 pic.twitter.com/OP7XeWuRI5
— Orville Peck (@orvillepeck) June 4, 2021
“If I wanna make it country, baby, it’s OK/ I was born, I was born, I was born this way/ From London, Paris, Japan, back to USA/ I was born on the road, I was born to be brave,” he croons the breakdown and bridge from Gaga’s “Country Road Version” of the song with conviction while plucking his guitar. “No matter gay, straight, or bi/ Lesbian, transgender life/ I’m on the right track, baby/ I was born to survive/ No matter black, white, or beige/ Asian or Latinx made/ I’m on the right track, baby/ I was born to be brave!”
Listen to Peck’s “Country Road Version” of “Born This Way” below.