Country Embraces Hip-Hop and Electronic Music, and There’s Nothing You Can Do About It

(L-R) T-Pain, Dallas Davidson, Jerrod Niemann (Credits: Ethan Miller/Araya Diaz/Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

(L-R) T-Pain, Dallas Davidson, Jerrod Niemann (Credits: Ethan Miller/Araya Diaz/Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

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T-Pain did not visit Nashville to write country songs.

He was there on other business, but during the trip he wound up connecting with some of country music’s best-known songwriters like Rhett Akins and Dallas Davidson. He even did a little recording, including appearing on a massive No. 1 hit song for Luke Bryan last year.

You won’t find T-Pain on “That’s My Kind of Night” as the verse he recorded for didn’t make the final cut. But his name did: “Put in my country ride hip-hop mixtape/ Little Conway, a little T-Pain, might just make it rain,” sings Bryan in the song.

“I was on the song before the album came out,” T-Pain told Radio.com. “I did the third verse on it, and I did the bridge with Luke. Once the album dropped and I wasn’t on the song I was like, ‘Oh, I guess they changed their mind.'” But, he continued, “it’s all good. I brought my flavor to it and that was actually pretty cool. It happens.”

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