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Luke Bryan Performing Two of Lionel Richie’s Biggest Hits for Lionel Richie is Absolutely Priceless

For years, Luke Bryan has been covering Lionel Richie during his live shows and telling everyone how much he loves Richie and how much his music influenced him. And though Bryan has met and performed with Richie several times over the years, it was 2017 that brought the country superstar together with his hero on … Read more

Drag Queen/Worship Pastor Got the First 4-Chair Turn of Season 13 on “The Voice”

Chris Weaver sat down with Carson Daly in New York City prior to his blind audition on season 13’s premiere of “The Voice” and you knew a twist was coming. As a worship leader in his mom’s church, he gets to set the tone for worship and kind of do his own thing. As a … Read more

Jason Aldean and Brittany Are Already Treating Their Baby to Sweet Lullabies

Being a good ol’ Georgia boy, Jason Aldean knows about good music, so that’s why he’s playing Baby Boy Aldean some sweet tunes while he’s still on the inside. In a video posted to Instagram Stories, Brittany shared Jason playing Otis Redding’s “I’ve Got Dreams to Remember” for the baby. Baby Boy Aldean is due … Read more

James Corden Recreated Brandy and Monica’s “The Boy is Mine” Video and It’s a Real Treasure

In 1998 I really, really liked Brandy and Monica’s “The Boy is Mine.” I liked it so much that I bought the single CD and listened to it non-stop on a 6-hour road trip with my family once. After that trip I still kind of liked, but eventually the song wore on me and I … Read more

Usher’s Carpool Karaoke Ride with James Corden was a Dream Come True

Bruno Mars is great, but Usher was first, y’all. And if you don’t remember, just sit back and watch 13 minutes of him sitting in a car with James Corden on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” After a rousing rendition of “Yeah!” (a personal favorite), James pulled over and asked for dance lessons. … Read more

Sam Hunt Covering Usher’s “Nice and Slow” is Almost Too Much

Admittedly, I didn’t really know what Usher’s “Nice & Slow” was really about when it came out in 1998. He starts the song singing about being in a car, I probably thought it was about driving a car real slow. Nice and slow, actually. After learning what the tune is actually about I listen to … Read more

Johnny Manuel Sang Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” on “America’s Got Talent” and Only Whitney Could Do It Better

Covering Whitney Houston is a tall order. Covering Whitney Houston if you’re a man is even taller. But, don’t tell Johnny Manuel that, because his “America’s Got Talent” audition was totally out of this world. Houston’s “I Have Nothing” was one of the biggest hits of the year in 1993 and was the third single … Read more

Darius Rucker’s “Crossroads” Performance of “Shining Star” with Earth, Wind & Fire was So, So Good

Once again, Darius Rucker took the stage on CMT’s “Crossroads” and once again, Darius Rucker proved he is one of the most versatile performers in any genre of music. Rucker’s latest go-around on the hit show was with legendary R&B-soul-funk-pop-rock group Earth, Wind & Fire. Rucker and the group performed “Shining Star,” which was originally … Read more

[Watch] Lady Antebellum Teams Up with Bell Biv DeVoe for Mashup of “Need You Now” and “Poision”

If you’ve never seen Lady Antebellum (mainly Charles Kelley) get down to some early ’90s R&B, you really haven’t lived. Fortunately for all of us, Jimmy Kimmel invited Lady A and the legendary Bell Biv DeVoe to come together and perform a mashup of their mega-hits “Need You Now” and “Poison.” View this post on … Read more

LoCash Covered TLC’s “Waterfalls” and They Even Did the Rap

When I was in the 4th grade I had the single tape for TLC’s “Waterfalls.” In a surprise twist, my mom actually really liked the tune and as a small child, I had no idea what the song was about. Even by the time I reached high school and I was listening to the song … Read more

Alicia Keys Changed “The Voice” With This One Move During Blind Auditions

I was in high school when Alicia Keys‘ “Fallin’” came out. It was everywhere and with her debut album release, Songs in A Minor, she became the best-selling new artist of 2001 and a GRAMMY Award winner. Keys’ subsequent releases made her a living legend, and arguably, one of the most talented and powerful artists … Read more

Mickey Guyton’s Cover of Beyonce’s “If I Were a Boy” Will Stop You in Your Tracks

Beyonce’s “If I Were a Boy” is an emotional ballad about the misunderstandings between men, women, boys, girls and everything in between. The song was originally released on Beyonce’s 2008 third studio album I Am… Sasha Fierce and Reba released a country version in 2010. However, Mickey Guyton‘s soulful and compelling cover may be our … Read more