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#LetTheGirlsPlay Cover: Alicia Keys, ‘Fallin”

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The women of #LetTheGirlsPlay took on a big vocal challenge at a recent Song Suffragettes gig in Nashville, getting together to cover Alicia Keys‘ “Fallin’.”

The song is rangy and requires vocal grit that is outside the normal scope of country music, but the ladies rise to the challenge — particularly Abby Anderson, who leads off the first verse and lends her keyboard talents, replacing Keys’ arpeggiated chords with a slightly more aggressive approach in which she pounds out the rhythm in straight chords. She sets the vocal bar high, with Kalie Shorr, Lena Stone, Chloe Gilligan and Katelyn Clampett all giving strong vocal turns as well, trading leads and bringing their voices together to build the song up in vocal harmonies.

“Fallin'” was the lead single from Keys’ 2001 debut album, Songs in A Minor, and it established her as an artist to be reckoned with right out of the gate, hitting No. 1 in America and becoming a hit all over the world. Keys won three Grammys for Song of the Year, Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for “Fallin’.”

The #LetTheGirlsPlay movement started in Nashville to help lift up women in their unique struggles in the music business, and recently celebrated its third anniversary. The weekly shows at the Listening Room in downtown Nashville afford up-and-coming female singer-songwriters the chance to perform original songs, as well as providing valuable exposure and networking opportunities. Taste of Country supports the movement by featuring weekly covers, as well as monthly featured artists.

ToC’s most recent featured artist is Lainey Wilson, and we named  LTGP breakout artist Shorr as one of our RISERS for 2017. Check her out in a special RISERS performance of her original song “Nothin’ New” below, along with an exclusive photo shoot and interview about her SiriusXM breakthrough single, “Fight Like a Girl.”

Kalie Shorr Performs “Nothin’ New” for RISERS

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Kalie Shorr On Set at the 2017 RISERS Shoot

Kalie Shorr Opens Up About Obstacles That Led to “Fight Like a Girl”

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