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Check out beautiful country music newcomer Kelleigh Bannen as she adds some gorgeous twang to Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me”

There are talents that often remain undiscovered, until performances such as this.

Country music newcomer Kelleigh Bannen recently turned to her growing fan base via social media, asking what cover they wanted to hear from the artists in the 57th Annual Grammy Awards “New Artist of the Year” category. Singer/songwriter Sam Smith was the winner by a long shot.

Bannen showed fans her handwritten tally on her Facebook page on January 31st.

And while she might not find herself in that coveted Grammy “New Artist of the Year” category yet, Bannen certainly seems as if she is on her way.

Signed to a record deal in Nashville in 2012, Bannen has seen simmering success on songs such as “Sorry on the Rocks,” “Famous” and her latest single “Smoke When I Drink.”

Looks like we will be rooting for Bannen…and Sam Smith… come Grammy night and beyond.

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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