Bear Bailey released an impressive cover of an unreleased Morgan Wallen song and fans are obsessed.
The rising country star and viral gas station singer covered Wallen’s unreleased tune, “Broadway Girls,” a song that quickly became a fan-favorite and went viral on TikTok. The track finds Wallen detailing a night in Downtown Nashville with a girl he met at “Aldean’s,” a SoBro bar owned by fellow country star Jason Aldean.
In the clip shared by the viral singer earlier this week, Bailey performed a cover of the song alongside a guitarist in what appears to be a kitchen.
Fans showcased their love for the singer’s cover in the comments of the video, which are flooded with fire emojis and compliments as Bailey shocked fans with his extraordinary vocals.
Watch Bailey’s cover of the viral track below.
Wallen first teased fans when he shared “Broadway Girls” via his social media on October 1, saying, “IDK what this is or what it’s for but sounds bout right.”
“I met her down at Aldean’s / she said she that saw me walking in about a mile away / bouncers had to take her phone and that just took her smile away / she said I’m too drunk and crazy she don’t like the way I dance / I said you don’t have to join in / she said she’d take a chance / I’ve been kind of crazy since it went down / I get kind lost and this is what I found / girls like you just want to take me around, around and around,” Wallen sings in the opening verse of the song.
As Wallen approaches the chorus, he sings, “there’s only two things that you’re going to find out / they don’t love you, and they only love you right now / if I was smarter I would’ve stayed my ass at home and leave them Broadway girls alone / Broadway girls alone / Broadway girls alone…”
Additionally, James “Bear” Bailey, known by his TikTok handle, @bearbailey1, 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, he has amassed over 2 million followers already!
With each impressive clip, viewers can find Bailey – a 33-year-old welder – typically standing near the checkout counter in a rock-band T-shirt, either singing along with the gas station loudspeaker or belting out an a cappella tune. His near-flawless renditions of songs by artists such as Luke Combs, Lonestar, O Town and Shania Twain, 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, Bailey has been grasping 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.” While country superstar Keith Urban has also taken an interest in Bailey’s work in the recent months, responding via Twitter to one of his video cover performances of Urban’s 2009 smash, “‘Til Summer Comes Around,” with three love hand gesture emojis. Even Dan + Shay got in on the excitement, commenting on a video from their own TikTok account, raving, “killed it, Man!”
More recently, Bailey has garnered the attention of Clay Walker, who invited him to come perform on stage with him some day.
The singer has also recently gained attention globally and especially noted in Music City as he gears up to release original music. He has shared several teaser clips of original songs, including “Let It Roll,” “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” and “Mamas Boy,” which he wrote alongside Mitchel Tenpenny.
See a list of 10 country covers that truly impressed us by Bear Bailey HERE.