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Gabby Barrett’s Performance of Prince’s “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore” Was Shockingly Good

When Ryan Seacrest announced that the Top 7 on “American Idol” would each be performing a Prince song before revealing the Top 5, I squirmed in my chair a little. There are very few people in the world that I want to hear cover Prince. Maybe it’s because we all had low expectations or maybe … Read more

Keith Urban Let This Guy (Dylan Brekke) Sing All 487 Verses of “American Pie” on Stage With Him

Keith Urban is a generous man in many ways, but most notably when he has the opportunity to share the stage with somebody, A-lister or not, he gladly steps off to the side to share the mic. Most recently, during his album release party for Graffiti U in Hollywood and before headlining Stagecoach, Keith invited Dylan … Read more

Unreleased Version of Prince Performing “Nothing Compares 2 U” Has Been Released and Holy Crap, It’s Amazing

I’m not going to pretend I’m some Prince aficionado, but my mom did listen to him a lot when I was growing up and I rarely missed a showing of “Purple Rain” on TBS. But, you don’t need to be a Prince expert to be truly amazed at the original recording of “Nothing Compares 2 … Read more

Twitter Didn’t Like Little Big Town’s Outfits for Their Elton John Tribute, But I Did

I’ll be the first to admit that there was a period of time that I just didn’t get Little Big Town. Of course, once I really started paying attention to the foursome it didn’t take me long to see that they are the nicest, most talented and creative people to ever be in a singing … Read more

Taylor Swift Recorded a Country Version of Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September” and I Think It’s Great (You Probably Won’t Agree)

I have a feeling that this opinion won’t be widely respected, but Taylor Swift’s acoustic, banjo-infused cover of Earth, Wind & Fire‘s “September” is pretty good. You’ll recall that the original version of “September” from 1978 is about as funky as it gets. Swift‘s release is a part of Spotify’s Single series, which pairs a … Read more

Lady Gaga Dressed Like Elton John for Her Performance of “Your Song” and It Was Pretty Great

  As performers from every genre of music took the stage for the “Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A Grammy Salute,” few truly paid tribute to Elton John’s entire aesthetic like Lady Gaga. For her performance, Gaga opted to not just sing “Your Song,” she went for a total transformation by wearing a white suit … Read more

Little Big Town’s Reimagined Version of Elton John’s “Rocket Man” is Hypnotically Ethereal

If you’ve wondered why Little Big Town has been opening their Breakers Tour with a cover of Elton John’s “Rocket Man,” wonder no more. The country supergroup was tapped to reimagine and restore the legendary tune for the album, Restoration, which pairs a number of Elton John classics with current stars’ take on them. Little Big … Read more

10 Years Later: Taylor Swift’s Performance With Def Leppard is Still a Real Doozy

Taylor Swift isn’t even 30 and she’s already released six studio albums that have all gone multi-Platinum. Fearless, has even achieved the rare feat of Diamond status, with 1989 likely to follow. In just 10 years she’s already sold over 40 million albums worldwide and has had enough highlights in that timespan to last several careers. … Read more

You Have to Hear Little Big Town Cover Elton John’s “Rocket Man”

There’s a reason every awards show features Little Big Town singing one of their own songs or paying tribute to another artist— they can sing anything because their harmonies are that incredible. (During last year’s GRAMMYs they sang Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” and during this year’s CMT Artists of the Year ceremony they sang like, … Read more

Cam’s Cover of “Zombie” in Memory of the Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan Will Leave You Speechless

Just a few weeks ago, the music world lost a truly magical and legendary voice with the passing of the Cranberries’ Dolores O’RiordanCranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan. Her voice could linger for days after listening to a Cranberries song and often times, she would give so much of herself during a live show O’Riordan would be ordered … Read more

Blake Shelton and Chloe Kohanski Nailed Roy Orbison’s “You Got It” During “The Voice” Finale

Say what you want about Blake Shelton, but he’s really, really good at this whole “The Voice,” thing. Like, he’s super entertaining and he would likely be the world’s best karaoke singer, if he wasn’t a country music superstar. For Blake’s duet performance with Chloe Kohanski during the finale of “The Voice,” he chose the … Read more

Kelly Clarkson Covered Prince’s “Kiss” and We Need a Minute to Recover

Not since Julia Roberts sang “Kiss” in the bathtub during “Pretty Woman” has someone covered the Prince hit as well as Kelly Clarkson just did for Spotify. “Kiss” was the lead single from Prince’s eighth studio, Parade, in 1986 and was No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 for 2 weeks that year. It also won … Read more