Adele is taking the country music business by storm.
Much like her Columbia Records labelmate Lil Nas X did in 2019 with “Old Town Road,” the British vocal powerhouse has made it to the country music charts with a superstar collaboration.
“Easy On Me” (featuring Chris Stapleton) has debuted at No. 25 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart dated Nov. 27.
The power piano ballad, which sat atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart for four consecutive weeks, makes – according to the outlet – “unprecedented airplay chart history” with 5.4 million audience impressions.
Released Nov. 19, the collaborative version can only be heard on Country music radio outlets and via the deluxe version of Adele’s new album, “25,” which is only available at Target. To date, no streaming distribution platforms has access to the song.[More Snyde] Broadway and TV actress Lisa Brown, known for roles on ‘Guiding Light’ and ‘As the World Turns,’ dies at 67 »
Other bonus tracks exclusively available via the deluxe disc include, “Wild Wild West,” and “Can’t Be Together.”
The Academy and Grammy Award winner pegged Stapleton as a “dream duet partner” during an appearance for Vogue’s popular “73 Questions.”
But the country musician isn’t the only artist who has taken to the booth to record a hit Adele song.
Months after it went No. 1, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winner John Legend uploaded a rousing a capella rendition of Adele’s chart-topping thumper “Rolling in the Deep” in 2011.[More Snyde] Seth Meyers and wife Alexi Ashe secretly welcomed a baby girl named Adelaide »
Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin also recorded the song for her daringly ambitious 2014 “Divas Classics” opus.
In 2016, R&B crooner Joe brought new depth and dimension to Adele’s ubiquitous 2015 track “Hello.”
But Stapleton, a five-time Grammy Award winner with four albums under his belt, was the only artist who got the duet treatment.
Earlier in her recording career, Adele covered Stapleton and the SteelDrivers single “If It Hadn’t Been For Love” for bonus versions of her 2011 album “21.”