Lady Gaga, always full of surprises, released what she called the ‘Country Road Version’ of her single ‘Born This Way’ yesterday.
But hold your horses, little Lady, because you’re not the only pop superstar dabbling in the genre.
Justin Bieber doesn’t go so far as to rock cowboy boots or a Stetson (watch the hair!), but the 17-year-old gets his country on in the new video for ‘That Should Be Me,’ the remix track he recorded with Grammy-winning collaborators Rascal Flatts.
Will young country fans catch Bieber fever now, too? Seems like every other teen girl in America has, so why not?
‘That Should Be Me’ is written by Bieber, and the countrified version is off his topselling ‘Never Say Never – The Remixes’ album. It just so happens that his newsmaking haircut took place while he shot the video in February with the Rascal Flatts men.
All the guys gather ’round with instruments to jam for the first half of the video, then glam it up to sing for the cameras (Bieber, front and center), belting the heartbreak-themed lyrics with gusto, but coming off in some shots a bit like Pipsqueak and the Country Pips. Have a look here: