Dixie Chicks frontwoman Natalie Maines has found the perfect way to mend her broken heart following her recent split from her husband of 17 years, actor Adrian Pasdar.
The country music star has been putting her own spin on some of her favorite songs by artists across all genres. On Aug. 27, she took to Instagram with an emotional video of herself singing Kesha’s bold new song, “Bastards.”
Even though Natalie captioned that it was her “first try at a Kesha cover,” she impressively poured her whole heart out into NSFW lyrics like, “I got too many people / I got left to prove wrong / All those motherfuckers been too mean for too long / And I’m so sick of crying / Yeah darling, what’s it for / I could fight forever / But life’s too short / Don’t let the bastards get you down.”
The outspoken Kesha, who noticed Natalie’s post, was thrilled to see another artist singing her song. “I’m honored to have this strong motherfuvkin woman choose to sing a song that’s so special to me. Slightly dying with happiness ,” she tweeted.
Turns out that Natalie wasn’t done covering Kesha’s music though. After sharing “Bastards,” she went and uploaded a rendition of Kesha’s gospel-tinged ballad “Praying.” You can check out her performance of that song in the clip below.
“Bastards” and “Praying” are just two of 14 songs from Kesha’s third album, “Rainbow.” The record, which dropped on Aug. 11, follows Kesha’s stint in rehab, and her messy legal battle with ex-producer and collaborator Dr. Luke, whom the singer accused of physical and emotional abuse.
While most might consider Kesha a pop sensation, the Nashville-raised singer does have country roots. In fact, the legendary Dolly Parton provides guest vocals on “Old Flames (Can’t Hold a Candle to You),” a song penned by Kesha’s songwriter mother, Pebe Sebert, and the eighth track on “Rainbow.”