Sometimes a song becomes as big as it does because of the artist who recorded it. But can you imagine if your favorite country songs were sung by someone totally different?
It could have easily happened because several artists passed on tracks that wound up being HUGE singles for others!
Taste of Country has compiled a list of hit country songs that were passed on by other artists.
So close your eyes, and imagine these songs being sung by the original artist in mind for the song.
Here are a few of them:
- “Whiskey Lullaby” by Brad Paisley & Alison Krauss (passed on by Dierks Bentley)
- “Big Green Tractor” by Jason Aldean (passed on by Jake Owen)
- “Hillbilly Bone” by Blake Shelton (passed on by Frankie Ballard)
- “She’s Got a Way With Words” by Blake Shelton (passed on by Jake Owen)
- “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver (passed on by Johnny Cash)
- “Drink a Beer” by Luke Bryan (passed on by Dierks Bentley)
- “I Drive Your Truck” by Lee Brice (passed on by Dierks Bentley)
- “The House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert (passed on by Blake Shelton)
- “Watching Airplanes” by Gary Allan (passed on by Dierks Bentley)
- “Chicken Fried” by Zac Brown Band (passed on by Alan Jackson)
- “T-Shirt” by Thomas Rhett (passed on by Tim McGraw)
- “Jesus Take The Wheel” by Carrie Underwood (passed on by Sara Evans)