Did Mike and the Moonpies really cover Fastball's breakout smash "The Way"? Yes, they indeed did. Man, we loved this song in 1998 and we are loving this new uptempo take in 2019. A magnificent effort, an outstanding song.

And the story gets even better when you learn Mike and the boys did the cover to honor The Hole in the Wall bar in Austin, TX, where both Fastball and The Moonpies cut their teeth.

“The Hole in the Wall gave us our start, as it did so many legendary artists over the last four decades,” Harmeier tells Rolling Stone Country. “From knowing ‘The Way’ as a huge hit when I was a teenager, to our Monday residency at the Hole, to now cut this song for the 45th anniversary feels very full circle. We’re honored to leave our little mark on a place that gave us a home in Austin when we were getting started, as it did and continues to do for countless others.”

Mike and the Moonpies’ take on “The Way” will be part of a limited edition 7″ 45 single that also includes PR Newman’s interpretation of Timbuk 3’s 1986 hit “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades.”