It’s always amazing when a group of powerful women come together in song to show just how talented they are, and how supportive they are of one another.
And, while Taylor Swift has largely gone the pop route in recent years, many of her songs still resonate with country musicians — especially female musicians — far and wide. Take, for example, her recent hit, “Look What You Made Me Do” from her 2017 best-selling album, “Reputation.”
The song, which is open to interpretation, can easily remind listeners how important it is to appreciate the people that you love and trust. With that in mind, rising country stars Kelleigh Bannen, Lindsay Ell and Kalie Shorr teamed up together to cover the fierce smash-hit, as part of CMT’s fifth annual Next Women Of Country celebration, which took place in November.
And, we’ve got to say that that their rendition sounds incredible.
That performance has now been turned into a new music video, which not only shows the three artists’ compelling, stripped-down version of the pop tune, but also many other female members of the Nashville artist community watching the performance and supporting the trio. They include Lauren Alaina, Natalie Stovall and new duo the Sisterhood.
Kalie, who is new to the Next Women Of Country roster, begins the number on center stage at Nashville’s trendy venue, City Winery. She leans into the microphone to deliver the dramatic first lines of the song solo before Kelleigh emerges from the side of the stage to sing along with her duet partner. Not long after, Lindsay enters the stage, armed with her electric guitar, and shows off her mastery on the instrument before the three singers beautifully blend their vocals. The clip then fades to black, then features a phone number to a national sexual assault hotline.
Now that’s some serious girl power, y’all!
“Lindsay Ell and Kelleigh Bannen are two of my favorite artists, and they both bring something amazingly unique to the table,” Kalie explained in a press release. “Lindsay is one of the best guitarists in country music, and Kelleigh’s lower range is so unmistakably her. I’ve always loved the music they put out, and bonding over the arrangement and performance of this was so fun. It’s a great example of what the CMT Next Women of Country franchise is all about: bringing the talented women of Nashville together, because that’s where we are strongest.”
In February, Kalie will hit the road with fellow country singers Sara Evans and former “The Voice” alum RaeLynn for the “All The Love Tour,” presented by CMT Next Women of Country. As for Lindsay and Kelleigh, they, too, are keeping busy. Lindsay has tour dates scheduled from January thru August of next year, while Kelleigh just released recordings of, “Deck The Halls,” and “O Holy Night.”