Friday, 25 October 2013

Sylvie Vartan: I like it, I love it

One of France's veteran stars steps out in a cowboy boot for her latest video, with Sylvie Vartan's country
flavoured I like it, I love it.

There's always something strange about hearing country and western sung in French, but once you get past that you realise that she's well aware of country musics' role in the creation of the rock 'n' roll that she was associated with in the 60s.

Vartan's been a star in France since the early 60s, as a yéyé pop star, and an actress, and though the following decades she has covered jazz and rock as well as 70s disco.

She was married to Johnny Hallyday from 1965 to 1980 and is the mother of David Hallyday.

It's not the first time she's recorded in Nashville , her 1964 collection Sylvie a Nashville giving her an international hit with the song La plus belle pour aller danser.

The 60s collection helped establish her as an artist that had more to offer than just being a pop star.

 It seemed that 50 years later Nashville has lost none of its charms for Sylvie.

The track featured on the album Sylvie in Nashville, released in France on October 18

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