Late ’90s and early aughts rock stars Train recruited peers in Gym Class Heroes’ Travie McCoy and up-and-coming country singer Cam for the hip-hop swagger and storytelling needs of new song “Call Me Sir.”
Train, known for a roots-rock sound that’s not too far removed from what’s now on country radio, tell of a guy who, despite his confidence, knows he only gets star treatment when he’s with his lady. Cam voices the woman in this scenario, letting us know that she feels pretty special, too, when the couple is out and about.
A long list of male country singers could’ve filled McCoy’s role. For example, both Kane Brown and Luke Combs could spit these lyrics without it sounding forced. That says a lot about how early century rap and rock crossovers influenced mainstream country.
As for Cam’s involvement, it’s another reminder of her vocal talent and musical adaptability. Like Maren Morris, she could be paired with a DJ or a pedal steel player and come away with a potential hit.
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