Lauren Alaina, More Country Singers Slay Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’ [Watch]
Prepare to experience Justin Bieber like you’ve never experienced him before. Lauren Alaina and a host of other country artists stopped by a studio during the ACM Party for a Cause to record an a capella cover of Bieber's mega-hit, “Sorry," with beat-boxing Vine star Andrew Fitzpatrick, A.K.A. 80fitz.
Fitzpatrick laid down all the instrumental parts with his voice, and let the country artists take the melody and run with it. And boy, did they. Especially Alaina, who has clearly sung the song a few times in her car before. Her performance is by far one of the standouts in the video, which features her starting out the verses with her raspy, powerful vocals. She adds a little of her own sass and melodic variation to the delivery, which just makes it all the better.
Cam also adds her sweet but strong vocals to the mix for a few solos, and Dustin Lynch gets front and center, unashamed to put his whole heart, soul and body into it. He even opts to add some ad-libbed spoken word mid-song.
Eric Paslay brings his gritty, rock-infused sound to his moment in the spotlight with a fun ad-lib, and artists including RaeLynn, Canaan Smith, Michael Ray, Cole Swindell, Kane Brown, Lindsay Ell and several others add their unique flavors to the tune.
The result is one creative compilation that makes it difficult not to smile while watching. Check out some of country’s top up-and-comers getting their Bieber Fever on in the video above.
ACM’s Party for a Cause is a three-day festival benefitting ACM’s charitable arm, Lifting Lives, which has donated more than $400,000 to military organizations in its first three years. The 2016 event was the fourth annual festival and featured as the Women of Country night headliner Carrie Underwood, who brought Miranda Lambert on stage to sing with her in a stunning performance of their tune “Something Bad."
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