And that includes country musicians as well. One of the better-known examples of this is David Allan Coe's "Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile," which he released in 1984. With its haunting, emotional lyrics about a lost love ("The masterpiece that we had planned /Is laying shattered on the ground"), the tune would prove to be Coe's highest-charting single.
Of course, there's also Nat King Cole's classic "Mona Lisa," which was covered by Moon Mullican, Jimmy Wakely, Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley, and Conway Twitty at various times over the years.
Who knew that a beauty from the Italian renaissance could have so much of an effect on country history? In Nashvillian tribute to Da Vinci, let's all raise a paintbrush in his honor!
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