Dust off your boots and grab that cowboy hat because we’re about to take you on a ride down a country lane where country music meets pop- Poptry if you will (we just made that up, but we can already tell you’ll remember it now)! We know country music isn’t for everyone, but in this article, we rounded up 21 of the best country x pop collab crossovers to help ease newbies into the genre, and help them find a starting point on who to stan.
These are some of our favorite country x pop collab crossovers! Trust us, after this, you won’t be able to get these songs out of your head! They are the perfect mixture of dance-able and emotional in all forms. So, let’s just get right into it!
‘I Hope’ – Gabby Barrett Ft. Charlie Puth
You’ve probably heard this song play on the radio a lot! It’s not only a radio hit, and an ear worm of a tune, but it has also won Gabby a CMA award and numerous nominations across various categories. It’s much-deserved recognition, and we can’t stop singing it!
‘Seeing Blind’ – Niall Horan Ft. Maren Morris
This song is on Niall’s 2017 album Flicker. It’s a pretty underrated song in our opinion, and we think it still has the potential to be a huge hit! Maren lending her ethereal vocals to the track further solidified this song’s top five spot on our list of favorite Niall songs.
‘The Other Girl’ – Kelsea Ballerini Ft. Halsey
What do you get when you mix two doses of powerhouse vocals with two doses of badass women? This collab between Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey! It’s off of Kelsea’s most recent album, Kelsea, and they also performed it on CMT’s Crossroads – that was a powerful performance! There’s nothing about this song that we don’t like. Periodt.
‘10,000 Hours’ – Dan & Shay Ft. Justin Bieber
We know you’ve heard this one – especially you, Beliebers! It’s such a heartfelt, romantic song, and we are kind of obsessed with it! The song and video have already won these guys so many awards that we’ve lost count, but every one of them is well deserved!
‘Babe’ – Sugarland Ft. Taylor Swift
This song is from 2018, and since Taylor isn’t dabbling in country music much anymore, it had to make our list! We love the whole concept behind the song, and it’s catchy AF. 10/10 would recommend this song for the harmonies alone, but trust us, you come for the harmonies and stay for well, everything else!
‘Meant To Be’ – Bebe Rexha Ft. Florida Georgia Line
This is one song we bet every single one of you has heard! Bebe teamed up with Florida Georgie Line to bring us our 2017 anthem, and the fact it went certified DIAMOND really shows how much of a banger this song is!
‘Playin With Fire’ – Thomas Rhett Ft. Jordin Sparks
This is a lesser-known duet, so much so that we doubt you’ve heard it unless you are a die-hard fan of Thomas or Jordin. We don’t know why it’s not a huge hit, but we kind of like having it as our little hidden gem, and, of course, we’re now sharing its beauty with all of you.
‘Let Me Go’ – Hailee Steinfeld Ft. Florida Georgia Line, Alesso, & WATT
You’ve probably heard this one play on the radio at some point but we still listen to it religiously. We’re not sure why Hailee is still so underrated, but her team up on this one has created one of our favorite collabs on this list!
‘Lost In The Middle Of Nowhere’ – Kane Brown Ft. Becky G
This song overall is just a bop. It’s catchy, and it’s an ambitious pairing! There’s also an alternate version of this song where they sing in Spanish, and we highly recommend checking out that version as well as the one above. You won’t be able to get this duet out of your head!
‘One Too Many’ – Keith Urban Ft. P!nk
This song just dropped in 2020, but if there was ever a team-up we needed, it would be this one. We love to sing along to this song when it comes on and it easily can stay stuck in our heads for days, but we don’t mind because it’s a full-on bop.
‘The Middle’ – Maren Morris Ft. Zedd & Grey
Another radio hit, this song played everywhere after its release, including on our heavy rotation playlist and in our minds rent-free. It’s one of those songs you can dance around the house to or play at full volume while scream-singing in the car. Either way, it’s sure to liven up the party, and all of your playlists.
‘Chapters’ – Brett Young Ft. Gavin Degraw
This song is such a beautifully written ballad. It’s about reminiscing on your life- the different “chapters,” if you will. The events of your life have gotten you where you are today, and no life is perfect but we’re all trying our best. It’s the perfect reminder to live life to the fullest, live in the moment, and appreciate where you’ve come from. It’s a must-have for all your daily playlists.
‘God, Your Mama, And Me’ – Florida Georgia Line Ft. Backstreet Boys
This song is so beautiful and sweet, and what a powerhouse collab between two of our favorite groups! BSB and FLGAL really capture the aspect of unconditional love in this song, and the visuals are just as sweet as the lyrics. We’ve been jamming out to this for years and if you haven’t been, you’ve been missing out!
‘Easy’ – Troye Sivan Ft. Kacey Musgraves & Mark Ronson
This song is *chefs kiss* perfection. Troye and Kacey’s voices blend so well together that it gives us goosebumps and keeps us hypnotized. The retro beat also makes for one feel-good, dance track that we are addicted to. 10/10 from us!
‘What Can I Say’ – Carrie Underwood Ft. Sons Of Sylvia
This song was released back in 2009, but don’t think for a second that we don’t still listen to this one every chance we get. The harmonies and vocals alone are enough to keep you obsessed with this song, but throw in the absolutely tear-jerking, yet relatable lyrics and the mesmerizing melodious beats and WOW! It almost takes your breath away.
‘Never Be The Same’ – Camila Cabello Ft. Kane Brown
Camila has worked with so many amazing artists, and one of them is country music star, Kane Brown. Both of them have such unique voices it was interesting hearing them team-up together, and it created this absolutely phenomenal rendition of ‘Never Be The Same.’
‘Take Back Home Girl’ – Chris Lane Ft. Tori Kelly
This song! It’s so good! You can take these two voices and mix them up in a perfectly sip-able smoothie. Tori Kelly really gets to showcase her talent on this song, and Chris Lane adds extra depth to the vocals with his smooth, country voice. Overall, it gets a 10/10 from us!
‘Keeping Score’ – Dan And Shay Ft. Kelly Clarkson
Have we mentioned lately how much we love Dan + Shay? Only about a million times, so let’s make it a million and one! Dan + Shay are some of the nicest, most down-to-earth guys you’ll ever meet, and some of the most talented vocally. Kelly Clarkson pairing up with the duo on this song set, our senses into overdrive, and made us fall IN LOVE with this song and even more with Kelly and Dan + Shay. Those harmonies? PERFECTION!
‘Line by Line’ – JP Saxe Ft. Maren Morris
This is probably the newest song on our list, and definitely one of our favorites. JP Saxe ad Maren’s voices blend so smoothly together it’s almost like they were made to collab together, and we can’t be sure, but we’re pretty certain this team-up made the stars align.
‘Cool Anymore’ – Jordan Davis Ft. Julia Michaels
We know you probably already love Julia Michaels as much as we do, but we bet you didn’t know about her collab with country artist Jordan Davis. They completely smash this song! From the vocals and lyrics to the intricate drum beats and catchy guitar riffs, it’s just one of those songs that makes your playlists better.
‘One Thing Right’ – Marshmello Ft. Kane Brown
Kane Brown is a busy bee! He’s made our list again with a Marshmello team-up! You’ve probably heard this song playing on the radio at some point, it was a huge hit for a while, and it’s easy to see why. It’s catchy and pretty freaking relatable if you ask us, and it’s fun to dance to. 10/10 would recommend for a pick me up.
There you have it, Honey Poppers! 21 country x pop crossovers that you didn’t know your playlists were missing. We hope you’ve found at least one song you like on our list! Oh, and you are welcome as we’ve compiled all these songs into one super playlist! 😉
Which of these collabs is your favorite? Do you have a favorite country x pop collab that we didn’t mention here? Let us know in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP! You can also hit us up on Facebook and Instagram!
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