Bear Bailey and Tim McGraw’s voices blended together so well!
The viral gas station singer shared a virtual duet on Sunday (Aug. 22) with the country superstar on TikTok, singing McGraw’s chart-topping hit, “Something Like That.”
McGraw shared a video on TikTok of himself singing his hit single “Something Like That,” a track released in June 1999 as the second single from McGraw’s album, A Place in the Sun. In the clip shared by McGraw, he asked viewers to duet the video singing certain verses of the song before joining him for harmonies on the chorus. Lyrics highlighted in blue are for the viewer to sing, while red is McGraw’s parts and then the lyrics highlighted in green are for both the viewer and McGraw to sing together.
@timmcgrawSing “Something Like That” w/ me! Can’t wait to hear your amazing voices. ##duetwithme ##singwithme ##duetmechallenge♬ Something Like That Tim McGraw – Tim McGraw
Two days after the video was shared by McGraw, Bailey seen the clip and joined him for a duet of the popular tune.
“#duet with Tim McGraw Something Like That #cover,” Bailey captioned his video on TikTok. “This man is a Legend!”
Bailey, who was sitting in his car, sang the hit song which sounded flawless as he and McGraw’s vocals blended together flawlessly throughout the chorus of the clip.
“Mr. Tim McGraw, love all your stuff man,” Bailey said as the TikTok duet began, before joining him in song.
The video, which has amassed nearly 400k views, quickly caught the attention of McGraw and he commented with a fist emoji, letting Bailey know that he approves of the cover/virtual duet.
Watch the aforementioned clip below.
@bearbailey1##duet with @timmcgraw Something Like That ##cover ##fypシ ##foryoupage this man is a Legend! ##countrymusic♬ Something Like That Tim McGraw – Tim McGraw
Additionally, 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, 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 on 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!”
See a list of 10 country covers that truly impressed us by Bear Bailey HERE.