Shamir, Country Superstar in Another Dimension, Covered Kacey Musgraves

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The Shamir Bailey most of us know now is a genre-defying diva reinventing the idea of the pop star, but as a kid, he was a devout country-music enthusiast. His cover of Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me” is a personal favorite, and now he’s showing off his versatility once again with another country cover. This time, he’s taken on country queen Kacey Musgraves’s debut single “Merry Go ’Round” for BBC Radio 1. If you’re not already head over heels for Shamir, this should put you on the bandwagon. (His cover starts at 8:40, but it’s worth listening to the full interview.)

Shamir Covers Kacey Musgraves’s ‘Merry Go Round’