Since the release of her smash hit, Grammy-nominated “Burning House,” newcomer Cam has been steady gaining fans who appreciate her velvety vocals and honest lyrics. Back in July, Cam took the stage of the Grand Ole Opry to deliver a mesmerizing cover of Patsy Cline’s “Crazy.”
Written by Willie Nelson and made famous by Patsy Cline, “Crazy” is a beloved country standard that is instantly recognizable at the first note of those tinkling piano keys. Cam’s gorgeous performance of the song inside the same revered wooden circle where both Nelson and Cline have stood is chill-inducing. See Cam’s cover of “Crazy” below.
“Crazy” was written by Nelson in 1961 when he was just a struggling songwriter trying to make it in Nashville. Nelson originally pitched the song to singer Billy Walker, who determined that the song was meant for a woman to sing. Later that year, the right woman found it. The twenty-eight year old Cline recorded the sultry, tearful ballad just two months after she was involved in a car accident. After struggling through a four hour recording session, Cline finally nailed the vocals. The rest is country music history.
This wasn’t Cam’s first time covering Cline. During a previous visit to the Opry, Cam performed “Sweet Dreams,” dedicating the song to her grandparents.
The golden-haired singer is no stranger to cover songs, no matter the genre. Last year, she belted out an irresistibly adorable country cover of Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk.”
You can catch Cam on the 50th annual CMA Awards, airing Nov. 2 on ABC. “Burning House” is nominated for CMA Song of the Year and Music Video of the Year.
Cam is also gearing up for her first tour as a headliner. The Burning House Tour kicks off Oct. 27 in Chicago and ends Dec. 10 in Las Vegas. The 13-date tour will visit 12 cities across the U.S.