Viral TikTok Gas Station Singer Bear Bailey Impresses With Country Covers: Here’s 10 Of Our Favorite Covers

Most music artists are usually seen performing at fairs, festivals and on arena stages. But, one viral TikTok star has managed to make one local gas station his main stage.

James “Bear” Bailey, known by his TikTok handle, @bearbaily1, has been impressing people at a Super Serve gas station near Houma, Louisiana, with impromptu performances of songs by artists from all different genres. Bailey’s performances, which have since been uploaded to his TikTok page, have made him a viral star. In fact, in just two week’s Bailey’s TikTok page has grown to over two million followers.

With each impressive clip, viewers can find Bailey – a 33-year-old welder – standing near the checkout counter in a rock-band T-shirt, either singing along with the gas station loudspeaker or doling out an a cappella tune. His near-flawless renditions on songs like Luke Combs’ “Even Though I’m Leaving,” Lonestar’s “I’m Already There,” OTown’s “All Or Nothing” and Shania Twain’s “You’re Still The One,” to name a few, have left store patrons stunned. So much so that they often stop in their tracks, dance along to his performances, or – as seen in other clips – return to the gas station to find Bailey offering onlookers yet another on-the-spot rendition of their favorite tune.

Thanks to the popular TikTok platform, which has become known for making names out of many unknowns, Bailey is now getting attention from some of country music’s biggest stars. Mickey Guyton, who saw Bailey’s gas-station performance of K-CI & Jojo’s “All My Life,” re-tweeted the clip, showing her enthusiasm for Bailey’s talent with the simple caption, “I Can’t.” Country superstar Keith Urban has also taken an interest in Bailey’s work, responding via Twitter to one of his video cover performances of his 2009 smash, “‘Til Summer Comes Around,” with three love hand gesture emojis. Even Dan + Shay’s Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney got in on the excitement, commenting on a video from their own TikTok account. “Killed it, Man!” The duo raved!

Even with his sudden TikTok rise, it’s no doubt that Bailey has remained humble. A recent post on the social media platform finds him showing Super Serve cashier Melissa McGee and her two kids, who were first to encourage him to sing a new song request each week, appreciation with some money, as a thank you for their continued support. See video here.

@bearbailey1Because of y’all we were able to bless the cashiers at the gas station! #blessed #godisgood #thankyall #foryou #foryoupage #amazed #love♬ original sound – Bear Bailey

Here are Music Mayhem’s top 10 favorite TikTok performances by Bear Bailey.

Brett Young – “In Case You Didn’t Know”

@bearbailey1In Case You Didn’t Know by @brettyoungmusic let’s go at him and see if he’ll duet me #cover #foryou #foryoupage #adayinmylife♬ original sound – Bear Bailey

Luke Combs – “Even Though I’m Leaving”

@bearbailey1Even Though I’m Leaving by @lukecombs #cover #adayinmylife #foryou #foryoupage #country #music #letmeknow♬ original sound – Bear Bailey

Chris Stapleton – “Tennessee Whiskey”

@bearbailey1Tennessee Whiskey by #chrisstapleton #cover #foryou #foryoupage #countrymusic #adayinmylife #letmeknow #reaction♬ original sound – Bear Bailey

Lonestar – “I’m Already There”

@bearbailey1Im Already There by #lonestar #cover #foryou #foryoupage #countrymusic #adayinmylife #letmeknow #reaction♬ original sound – Bear Bailey

KCI & Jojo – “All My Life”

@bearbailey1All My Life by #kciandjojo #cover #gasstation #foryou #foryoupage #adayinmylife #letmeknow #reaction♬ original sound – Bear Bailey

Keith Urban – “Till Summer Comes Around”

@bearbailey1Till Summer Comes Around by @keithurban let’s see if he’ll duet me! #cover #foryou #foryoupage #countrymusic #adayinmylife #music #gasstation♬ original sound – Bear Bailey

OTown – “All Or Nothing”

@bearbailey1All Or Nothing by #otown #cover #2000s #foryou #foryoupage #adayinmylife #brothers @guypuma83 #music #singing♬ original sound – Bear Bailey

Dan + Shay – “Tequila”

@bearbailey1Tequila by @danandshay please tag them for us y’all! #coversong #foryou #foryoupage #countrymusic #blowthisup #share #music♬ original sound – Bear Bailey

Travis Tritt – “Best Of Intentions”

@bearbailey1Best Of Intentions by #travistritt #cover #foryou #foryoupage #acapella #reaction #gasstation #bearbailey1 #adayinmylife #countrymusic #letmeknow♬ original sound – Bear Bailey

Shania Twain – “You’re Still The One”

@bearbailey1You’re Still The One by @shaniatwain #cover #foryou #foryoupage #teddyswimsversion #letstagthem #reaction #adayinmylife @bigroundbaby♬ original sound – Bear Bailey

Morgan Wallen – “Cover Me Up”

@bearbailey1Reply to @connormarin8 @morganwallen Cover Me Up. #cover #country #acapella #fyp #foryou #happynewyear #likeandfollow♬ original sound – Bear Bailey

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