There’s no denying that Sam Smith is one of music’s current hottest stars, his talent earning praise from every genre of music. Now, Hunter Hayes is the latest star to throw his support to Smith, taking on his hit “I’m Not the Only One.” While the track is a bluesy and desperate ode to love lost, Hayes strips it down ad countrifies it.
With only a pair of acoustic guitars and Hayes’ country twang, the song sounds almost brand new in the hands of Hayes, who we suspect could have a country hit with it tomorrow.
Watch as Hunter Hayes covers Sam Smith here:
Hunter Hayes isn’t the first country-ish star to cover Sam Smith, as country’s favorite crossover took on his first single, “Stay With Me,” late last year. You can watch Clarkson’s stirring rendition here.
On May 1, Hunter Hayes will join up with Lady Antebellum and Sam Hunt for their 2015 Wheels Up Summer Tour, crisscrossing the United States.