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Could pop star Tori Kelly be the latest crossover to country?
Well, maybe Kelly is not 100 percent committed to a whole new genre. However, the 24-year-old singer is testing the waters by teaming up with Chris Lane for his next single, “Take Back Home Girl,” which will be featured on Lane’s next album.
“I’ve been a big fan of Tori’s for quite some time and I had this song that I was looking for a duet with,” Lane tells ET in an exclusive interview. “They asked me, ‘Who’s your dream collaboration partner?’ and she was the first person I said.”
“I got a random text message from my manager sending me the song and he was like, ‘Do you like it?’ and I was like, ‘I actually am obsessed with it,’” Kelly notes. “He didn’t even tell me the artist or anything and we were like, ‘Cool! Let’s do it.’”
Lane’s recent single “For Her” reached No. 1 on the iTunes country chart, and it has since been certified gold. Written by top songwriters Kelly Archer, Sarah Buxton and Matt Dragstrem and produced by Joey Moi, whose credits include Florida Georgia Line, the song appears on Lane’s Girl Problems album.
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