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Katey Sagal covers Jackson Browne, Tom Petty on new album

The "Sons of Anarchy" star is currently promoting her new album, "Covered."
Posted By Kate Stanton   |   Nov. 11, 2013 at 8:56 PM   |   Comments

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(UPI) -- Katey Sagal has made herself a household name with television roles on Married With Children and Sons of Anarchy, but the 59-year-old actress also has an impressive music career, performing with Bob Dylan, Tanya Tucker, Bette Midler and Gene Simmons well before she hit the small screen.

With Sons of Anarchy in its sixth season, Sagal has debuted a 10-track collection of covers appropriately titled Covered. She told Billboard that "writers' block and a real busy schedule" kept her from releasing a new album in the nine years since her last effort Room.

"I've been trying to write, but I realized that I like the process of recording song and finding songs. It kind of came out of necessity of wanting to get to it. I couldn't wait on myself anymore," she said.

Sagal's album also includes a cover of Tom Petty classic "Free Fallin'" and Ryan Adams' "I Love You But I Don't Know What to Say."

"I really wanted to record a Tom Petty song," she said last month. "Growing up in the Valley and hearing 'Free Fallin'' all over the radio really resonated with me in so many ways."

Sagal's rendition of Jackson Browne's "For a Dancer" also made it to the Sons of Anarchy soundtrack.

"I love using Katey's songs on the show," showrunner Kurt Sutter told Rolling Stone. "We usually have her cover something, but this season, her cover of 'For a Dancer' was a perfect fit for the opening montage in Episode 610 -- sweet, sad and prophetic."

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