7 Country Music Collaborations You May Have Forgotten About



“One Too Many” – Keith Urban & Pink

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Country fans have long known Keith Urban isn’t afraid of having a pop sound in his music, so this 2020 collaboration about over-boozing it up with Pink was unsurprisingly an instant favorite.


“Over and Over” – Nelly & Tim McGraw

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Hip-hop and country together, say what? Rapper Nelly has admitted that the idea for this 2004 collaboration was a hard sell to his record label, but the two ultimately proved that merging the two genres could be a success.


“Daddy Lessons” – The Chicks & Beyonc?

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This song was originally a solo track on Beyonc?’s highly acclaimed Lemonade album, and fans and critics alike immediately recognized it as a country song. A remix featuring fellow Texas-bred trio The Chicks was released in November 2016, after the artists joined forces to perform it together at the 2016 CMA Awards, which won “Collaboration of the Year.”

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“Nobody But You” – Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani

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Once fans confirmed their suspicions that fellow Dan + Shay have always had a heartthrob boy band sound about them, so this 2019 collaboration with Justin Bieber was the perfect match for fans of that mood. The song ended up being the duo’s first top-10 hit in the U.S.


“Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus

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This song was first released as a solo effort by rapper Lil Nas X in 2018. After going viral online and blowing up in popularity, it was re-released in 2019 and the rapper also produced a remix with country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. Dubbed “country rap,” the remix won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 2020 Grammy Awards.

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“Who Says You Can’t Go Home” – Bon Jovi & Jennifer Nettles

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Fans of just about any genre are sure to be familiar with Bon Jovi, but this 2006 track introduced dozens of pop and rock fans to the talents of Sugarland lead singer Jennifer Nettles. The band released a solo version along with this country hit on their 2005 album, Have a Nice Day.

Emilia Benton

Contributing Writer

Emilia Benton is a Houston-based freelance writer and editor. In addition to Runner’s World, she has contributed health, fitness and wellness content to Women’s Health, SELF, Prevention, Healthline, and the Houston Chronicle, among other publications. She is also an 11-time marathoner, a USATF Level 1-certified running coach, and an avid traveler.



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