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4 great male-female duets by country artists

By C. Murph | Monday Monday Staff -    2016-08-24

We’ve seen so many powerful duets, songs with that one-two punch of that star-plus-star element. This is true in all genres, but we wanted to focus on country music duos that have killed it (in a good way).

With that in mind, here are just four male-female duets from country artists.

“Highway Don’t Care” – Tim McGraw & Taylor Swift

Swift was bound to collaborate with Mr. McGraw, seeing as she wrote a song called “Tim McGraw.” In “Highway Don’t Care,” McGraw and Swift sing about the dangers of texting and driving, how taking your eyes and concentration of the road can change or end your life.

McGraw told that Swift was his first choice for the song “because I thought it fit her vocal perfectly, and I liked where it’s set in the song.”

“It’s a track that has sort of a timeless feel to me,” McGraw continued. “It’s something that felt like I could have heard it ten years ago, and I could hear it ten years from now as well.”

“Picture” – Kid Rock & Sheryl Crow

Rapper-turned-country-star Kid Rock and legend Sheryl Crow wrote this song together. This song helped Kid Rock move into the country music scene; it landed a spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and the Hot 100 chart.

Kid Rock went on to perform this song with many other female stars, including Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Gretchen Wilson, LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler.

“Whiskey Lullaby” – Brad Paisley & Alison Krauss

This tear-jerker tells the story about a couple who’s broken up by an affair, and the man drowns his sorrows, memories, and himself in whiskey. Here’s a snippet: “He put that bottle to his head and pulled the trigger, and finally drank away her memory.”

This song was on Paisley’s 2003 album “Mud on the Tires” and peaked number three on Billboard, winning the CMA Award for Song of the Year.

“Who Says You Can’t Go Home” – Bon Jovi & Jennifer Nettles

This song was originally for his album “Have a Nice Day” (2005), and it ended up reaching number 23 on Billboard’s Hot 100. But that wasn’t the best it did; a version recorded with Jennifer Nettles from Sugarland took it to number 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. It was even played at numerous events and rallies for the Republican Party during the 2008 presidential election.

This gave Bon Jovi his first country hit, adding to his legacy.Can you think of any other country music duets? Drop the info in the comments below and we may end up featuring them on our site!

Can you think of any other country music duets? Drop the info in the comments below and we may end up featuring them on our site!

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C. Murph

C. Murph is a freelance writer who lives in Pennsylvania.

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