#LetTheGirlsPlay Cover: Keith Urban, ‘Somewhere in My Car’ [Watch]
Kate Bowen, Lena Stone, Kalie Shorr, Madison Kozak and Kaitie Forbes composed the lineup for the #LetTheGirlsPlay gig on Monday, May 29 at the Listening Room in Music City. The Suffragettes normally pay tribute to an influential female artist, but in this instance they chose Urban's hit from his 2013 album Fuse. Written by Urban and JT Harding, "Somewhere in My Car" reached No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, marking Urban's sixteenth appearance at the top of that chart.
The Suffragettes strip it down to its bare essentials for the acoustic performance above, but despite removing most of the production elements from Urban's studio rendition, they retain the signature ganjo parts that frame the track, with Kozak doing the honors on the unusual banjo-guitar hybrid while Shorr provides the guitar chords.
The #LetTheGirlsPlay movement formed in response to the uphill battle women have at every level of country music, and the Suffragettes shows offer a rotating roster of five singer-songwriters the chance to showcase their original songs. They close each show with a cover, and Taste of Country features those performances once a week, along with monthly featured artists. Stone and Shorr have both been featured artists in the past. Our most recent featured artist is Lainey Wilson.
ToC also chose Shorr as one of our RISERS for 2017. Take a look at her exclusive 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
Kalie Shorr On Set at the 2017 RISERS Shoot
Kalie Shorr Opens Up About Obstacles That Led to "Fight Like a Girl"