#LetTheGirlsPlay Cover: Lady Gaga, ‘Million Reasons’
Nashville's Song Suffragettes took on Lady Gaga in a group cover during their recent third-anniversary show, performing a group cover of "Million Reasons."
Mignon, Lacy Cavalier, Kalie Shorr, Savannah Keyes, Emily Reid and Trannie Stevens shared the stage for the special cover, which was one of two separate covers at the gig marking three years of the #LetTheGirlsPlay movement in Music City. Keyes leads the song in the video above, fingerpicking the chords and singing the opening lyrics, with Shorr strumming along and taking the next lead.
The Suffragettes all get a turn at the mic, bringing their voices together for the tag lines throughout the song. Their arrangement replaces the piano from Gaga's original cut -- which appears on her 2016 album Joanne -- with guitar, but stays remarkably faithful to the intent of the song, demonstrating once again that a great song transcends genres.
Though Lady Gaga bears little relationship to country, "Million Reasons" actually has a strong connection to the genre. Hillary Lindsey is one of the top songwriters in contemporary country music, and she co-wrote the song with Stefani Germanotta and Mark Ronson.
Song Suffagettes also celebrated three years of female empowerment in country music with a group cover of Martina McBride's "This One's for the Girls" that featured Lacey Green, Emily Brooke, Kim Paige, Lena Stone, Madison Kozak and the trio of Maybe April. Interestingly, Hillary Lindsey also co-wrote that song, working with Chris Lindsey and Aimee Mayo.
Taste of Country has always supported #LetTheGirlsPlay. We feature cover performances once a week, along featured artists each month. ToC's most recent featured artist is Lainey Wilson.
ToC also named Shorr, who is a LTGP veteran, as one of our RISERS for 2017. Take a look at her exclusive 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
Kalie Shorr On Set at the 2017 RISERS Shoot
Kalie Shorr Opens Up About Obstacles That Led to "Fight Like a Girl"