While much of the Country music universe is still reeling from dubstep Taylor Swift, one of Pop music’s brightest star continues her move toward Country music domination. Exhibit A was her duet with Reba McEntire on a remake of her “Because of You,” Exhibit B came in the form of “Don’t You Wanna Stay” with Jason Aldean, and Exhibit C was the re-recorded Country version of “Mr. Know It All.” The latest and most successful attempt comes in the form of “Don’t Rush.”
Can you say vintage 80s Country? Vince Gill is in my all-time top five Country vocalists, and his background vocals on the chorus only help to bolster Kelly’s Country cred, but this song is a smash with or without Vince’s vocals (or guitar from the sound of it). And don’t even get me going on the key change at the end of the song! “Don’t Rush” is one of three new songs on Kelly’s upcoming Greatest Hits, along with her current Pop hit “Catch My Breath” and “People Like Us.” The album hits November 19th, but if you can’t wait that long, the single is out on iTunes October 30th, and Kelly will be performing the song live with Vince Gill at the CMA Awards on November 1st on ABC.