Discussion of Irish country in a thread below reminded me that Carrie Rodriguez's new beau and singing partner is the Irish country singer Ben Kyle. Above are two of their songs. I'm not so sure about that high and soft Irish voice singing the Van Zandt classic, perhaps he should smoke some more, but as everybody and their mother has covered that song I would say this version is fair to middling, relatively speaking. The best cover of If I Needed You ever done was, of course, that of Lyle Lovett.
I can get into Irish country, but thus far I think Rodriguez and Kyle don't show much promise of rising to the level that Rodriguez and Taylor did.