Are Country & Pop Song Collaborations Good for Music or Not?
Luke Bryan says in one of his songs that "Rain is a good thing", but what about all the latest Country/Pop collaborations?
If you haven't noticed, the latest trend to come out of Nashville is Country/Pop collaborations. There's Brad Paisley and Demi Lovato, Kenny Chesney and Pink, Dierks Bentley and Elle King, Florida Georgia Line and The Backstreet Boys.
Now, much of what we're seeing now is a spin off from the popular CMT Show Country Crossroads, where Country and Pop artists are paired to sing each others songs.
If you're a Country Music purest, you may not be too happy with this, but it's not something new to the genre. Believe it or not, it's happened before, and with great success. Check out this list of the five best Country/Pop collaborations:
Nelly included this song on his album Suit, and hand-picked Tim McGraw as his duet partner for the tune. The song reach #1 on four different charts.
Sting wrote and recorded this song in 1996, featuring it on his platinum-selling CD Mercury Falling. A year later, he recorded it with Keith for his album Dream Walkin, with the two performing the tune together at the 1997 CMA Awards.
It’s been almost 30 years since the country icon and the Latin superstar hit the airwaves with this chart-topping hit, but it remains one of the most-beloved classics of all time.
The debut single from Jackson’s Greatest Hits Volume II album. It was a No. 1 hit for a whopping eight straight weeks and is now a country classic.
Originally intending to feature Keith Urban as their duet partner, when Jon Bon Jovi asked for a female singer instead, Nettles stepped up to the plate. The song soared to No. 1 on the country charts and the Top 10 on the pop charts.