The songs are known; The arrangements are new For his last album “Greenfields”, Barry Gibb brought the Bee Gees catalog to Music City. “I was bitten by Nashville,” he said, “because Nashville is about music It’s about real songs”

The last surviving Gibb brother reached out to producer Dave Cobb and said, “This is where I have to go This is the kind of music I love” and he’s partnered with some of Nashville’s biggest stars including Jason Isabel , Alison Krauss, Brandi Carlile and Keith Urban

Anthony Mason, co-host of CBS This Morning, asked, “How did you choose which songs to do?”

Little Big Town chose “Lonely Days”; Sheryl Crow chose “How Can You Heal a Broken Heart”; and Dolly Parton chose “words”:

The album was recorded at the historic RCA Studios in Nashville. “Incredible,” said Gibb, “Studio B where Elvis, Roy Orbison, the Everly Brothers, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson [recorded] A phenomenal experience Dolly said to me : “Where I stand”, she said, “I sang“ Now I will always love you ”and“ Jolene ”that same afternoon!“ Well, that’s something very special, to be something very special in this environment ”

The British born and Australian raised Gibb Brothers, and Barry in particular, were influenced by American country music. He would have several country hits with other artists

“Yeah, ‘Rest Your Love On Me,’ which we did in the original, was number 1 for Conway Twitty, and of course there’s ‘Islands in the Stream’ with Kenny and Dolly,” said Gibb

How did this song come about? “Kenny called me and said, would I write some songs? And I went to work on it with Maurice and Robin. We came up with the song” Islands in the Stream “, which was originally written for Diana Ross”

It is one of 16 songs No. 1, which Barry, now 74, wrote together with his late brothers Robin (who died of cancer in 2012) and Maurice (who died of complications in 2003 after surgery)

Your tremendous success will be seen in the new HBO Max documentary “The Bee Gees: How Can You Heal a Broken Heart?” documented “

“Yes, it’s breathtaking,” said Gibb, “I don’t understand, but then I never have! And I probably should never see it, I think I’ve seen parts of it”

“Because I can’t stand watching the rest of my family I just can’t handle it. It’s not – who would?” Gibb replied. “I think it’s perfectly normal not to want to see everyone Brother got lost, you know? And I don’t wanna bring it up I’m past it “

“Yeah unbelievable, unbelievably difficult Because we never, never were together, you know? It was really hard The first year after the death of the last brother, Robin, was the most difficult time for me and people said: ‘ He had a breakdown “You know, I actually didn’t have a breakdown I just didn’t know where to go I didn’t know what to do And I didn’t know how to be perceived. I didn’t know how to perceive other people’s opinions should

The documentary shows the Bee Gees’ early success in the 1960s and how the brothers, best known for their ballads, reinvented themselves in the 1970s with songs like “Jive Talkin””Gibb said,” When ‘Jive Talkin’ came out everyone was like, ‘Who?’ The Bee Gees? Heartbroken bee gees? Are you kidding? “

Your soundtrack for “Saturday Night Fever” would be # 1 for 24 weeks, led by the movie’s opening anthem, “Stayin ‘Alive” “

“I think it touches exactly where we are now, you know? Feel the city collapse, everyone is shaking, and we stay alive,” said Gibb

“New York,” Gibb replied, “New York was the basic requirement for ‘stayin’ alive.” It’s really John [Travolta] walking down the street in New York. It’s this climate and this atmosphere that’s so electrifying are “

The film also inspired one of The Bee Gees’ most enduring ballads: “How deep is your love?” “I remember we sat at dinner during the break, and I remember really hearing the key melody: ‘How deep is your love? How deep is your love?'”

Barry Gibb keeps The Bee Gees music alive with his new Nashville album He’s Alone Now And four years ago, the last Bee Gee went out alone for the first time

“Yeah, I guess if people want that,” he replied, “I want to be wanted. And if people want me to do it then my goodness I would be honored to do it

“It’s lonely up there when you don’t have your brothers But you still have fun It depends”

“It’s bittersweet,” Gibb replied. “But you know, one of the things we live with is loss and my goodness, I’ve learned so much from it”

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