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10 Country Artists Who Dominated Their Pop Song Covers

1. “Versace On The Floor” Covered by Kane Brown

Kane Brown put his sensuous spin on Bruno Mars’ “Versace On The Floor,” recorded at Spotify Studios NYC for Spotify’s Spotify Singles. The flirtatious track invites Brown to guise a softer, more risquè version of himself—a side that the ladies absolutely love.

2. “Happier” Covered by Keith Urban

Keith Urban debuts a number of pop covers on his Instagram account, the most recent being from Katy Perry and Taylor Swift. Urban also participated in Spotify Singles and released a cover of Marshmellow’s “Happier.”

“The first time I heard “Happier,” it spoke to me lyrically,” Keith told Nash Country Daily. Underneath that badass track, there’s an incredible story of emotional conflict being told. I could really relate to it and so I set about trying to frame that it my own way.”

3. “Complicated” Covered by James Barker Band

James Barker Band sure knows how to satisfy lovers of the early 2000 pop scene. The band has also covered Camila Cabello’s “Never Be The Same.”

4. “Lost in Japan” Covered by Kelsea Ballerini

Kelsea Ballerini added her dreamlike, organic flare to Shawn Mendes’ “Lost In Japan” for Spotify Singles. The honeyed ambiance is drifted throughout the duration of the song allowing Ballerini to showcase her range and ability to cover anything.

5. “If I Were A Boy” Covered by Reba

Reba’s countrified version of Beyoncé’s “If I Were A Boy” is featured on the singer’s All The Women I Am. The country singer debuted this cover on Unplugged on CMT in 2010 and later released it on her record.

6. “Thinking Out Loud” Covered by Dylan Scott

Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” is seen in a whole new light with Dylan Scott’s rendition. Scott released an acoustic, piano, black-and-white video of him covering the song, which went viral.

7. “Million Reasons” Covered by Dan + Shay

Dan + Shay is every reason why you should listen to their cover of Lady Gaga’s “Million Reasons.” The country duo takes you to church with their powerful delivery.

8. “Not Over You” Covered by Brett Young

Brett Young has included Gavin DeGraw’s “Not Over You” in his setlist the last few years, and recently, has developed a budding friendship with the singer. The pair has since written and released a song together titled “Chapters.”

9. “Bad At Love” Covered by Old Dominion

Old Dominion is also “Bad At Love,” just like Halsey. Straying far from the original, Old Dominion’s version is almost a completely different song. “The thing about a great song is it’s great in any style that you perform it,” lead singer Matthew Ramsey said in a behind-the-scenes video the band shared on Twitter. “It can hold its own in any form. And ‘Bad at Love’ is such a great song. We all loved it.”

10. “I Feel It Coming” Covered by Jillian Jacqueline

“I Feel It Coming” by The Weeknd got a country makeover by Jillian Jacqueline. Jacqueline strips down the song but is definite in including the original nature of the track.

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