Lana Del Rey and Jelly Roll Duet on “Sweet Home Alabama” at Hangout Fest: Watch

Lana Del Rey closed out the first night of Hangout Music Festival on Friday night by bringing out Jelly Roll for a duet cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama.”

Taking the stage together, the two delivered a loose and lively rendition of the 1974 Southern anthem, with some ad lib interjections, like when Jelly Roll shouts “We love you Lanita!” For her part, Del Rey changed some lyrics, skipping over the “Southern Man” reference to remind the crowd that Neil Young “squashed that beef into the ground.”

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For the song’s more controversial verse, both Del Rey and Jelly Roll seem to have a gaff on the lyrics, awkwardly missing the timing for the George Wallace lines but sticking the landing to come together in unison for “Watergate does not bother me.” That aside, going into the repeating refrain of the chorus, it’s clear the artists were having a good time.

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As the band vamped on the outro, Jelly Roll bowed to Del Rey and exited stage. Del Rey then thanked the crowd, saying “This is truly where my fucking heart has been since I was 16.” It’s unclear exactly what she was referring to, but she did go viral last year for spending some time in an Alabama Waffle House. Watch a video of the performance below.


Elsewhere in her Hangout set, Del Rey brought out other special guests, like Tommy Genesis for “Peppers,” Benson Boone for a cover of his “Beautiful Things,” and Nessa Barrett for a cover of her “american jesus.”

Up next, Del Rey has a handful of live shows coming up in the US and Europe, including a stadium performance at Boston’s Fenway Park on June 20th (get tickets here).

As for Jelly Roll, his own 2024 tour will run through the end of October. Secure your seats for his shows here.

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