Country music is all about breaking bounds. Ever since Garth Brooks introduced a notable rock element into the music, the genre changed. Shania Twain also blazed new trails, arguably becoming the first true country pop crossover. Now with artists like Taylor Swift, Sam Hunt, and Keith Urban, country music continues to expand, often with a significant pop influence. But it isn’t just country music artists sounding more like pop. Some of them are actually doing amazing collaborations and crossovers with major pop bands. Here are the best of them.
6. Miranda Lambert and Green Day
Green Day first released “Ordinary World” in 2016 as part of their Revolution Radio album. But then in 2017, the released it again on their Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band. Only this time, they included the amazing vocals of Miranda Lambert. It’s a gorgeous duet. Rolling Stone described this new version as remaining “mostly faithful to the original, with Lambert’s harmonies adding a shared sense of longing.”
This actually isn’t the first time that Lambert has paired up with the indie pop band. In 2014, she and Green Day sang the Everly Brothers’ “When Will I Be Loved” at the Grammy Awards.