For the 2002 album When Pigs Fly: Songs You Never Thought You'd Hear
, country music star Roy Clark recorded this song. Cevin Soling, who was executive producer on the album, had The Oak Ridge Boys record "Carry On Wayward Son
" for the project, and their manager, Jim Halsey, suggested Clark. Soling told Songfacts
: "Johnny Cash was going to be on the record, and I was supposed to go to Jamaica to work with him. And that was one of the sad phone calls that I got... he had borrowed Elizabeth Barrett Browning's house there and was building a studio, so I was waiting for construction of the studio. He was going to do the Zombies' 'Time Of The Season
,' and then shortly before I was supposed to go out there I got a call that he was too sick. Then I talked to Jim Halsey about it, and he goes, 'Well, if you're looking for that I can get Roy Clark.' So that was how the Roy Clark track came together. It was just thrown at me."