Most people are self-isolating at home right now due to the coronavirus, and some country stars have decided to make the most out of it by participating in some fun social media challenges.
One that has been going around is the “deep cuts challenge,” where artists sing a cover of their favorite deep cut from another artist. The challenge was started by Tim McGraw and many artists have joined. Carly Pearce got in on the fun by singing “Sorrowful Angels” by Patty Loveless on Instagram. She then challenged Blake Shelton, who sang Wynonna’s “Only Love.” Shelton decided to challenge Joe Nichols, who accepted and sang Merle Haggard’s “If I Could Only Fly.”
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This little idea has gone a long way….thanx to all the artists who’ve brought these deep cuts back to life! We created a playlist of all the #deepcuts and more so far on my @spotify page (link in stories) Who do y’all wanna see do the #DeepCutsChallenge next? Tag them in the comments 👇
Darius Rucker joined the challenge by singing Foster and Lloyd’s “You Can Come Crying To Me.” That challenge eventually led to Thomas Rhett, who sang “Blues Man” by Hank Williams. Rhett then nominated Morgan Wallen and he posted a video singing Jason Aldean’s “Water Tower.” Wallen then nominated Luke Combs, who brought out a Chris Stapleton song called “What Are You Listening To?”
Country stars also staying busy with the “demo challenge,” where they are sharing demos of unreleased songs.
This challenge has mostly been taking place on artists’ Instagram stories, which disappear after 24 hours, but Jake Owen posted a video of an unheard song called “Song In Your Pocket” on Twitter, tagging Walker Hayes. Chris Lane posted a regular Instagram post of one of his unheard demos, as did Craig Campbell.
Keep up with both challenges by searching the hashtags #deepcutschallenge and #demochallenge.