Garth Brooks Says Cover of “Shallow” Is a “Nod to the Original” But Hopes He & Trisha Made It Their Own

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood’s new single, “Shallow,” officially impacted country radio on Nov. 2. The new cover, which is currently only available via Amazon Music, will be featured on Garth’s upcoming album, Fun (Nov. 20).

Penned by Lady Gaga, Andrew Wyatt, Anthony Rossomando and Mark Ronson for the 2018 movie, A Star is Born, “Shallow” was recorded as a duet by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. While the tune was an original, A Star is Born has had several iterations on the big screen, including in 1937, 1954 with Judy Garland, and 1977 with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.

“This was one of the most-popular songs of 2019,” says Trisha. “And we’re going to do another version of that? That’s a daunting task! [But] I think about the movie . . . Bradley Cooper and Gaga’s [movie]is the fourth version. All successful! And all really amazing movies with big stars in them. And to go in to remake a movie that was so successful and so big—they must have been feeling a little bit of that, too. And I think it’s a real credit to them. They totally made that movie their own.”

“I think that’s what we’re hoping,” Garth adds. “This is just a nod to the great original. But hopefully there’ll be some people that feel like Garth and Trisha hopefully made this song their own.”

Before recording the song for Fun, Garth and Trisha performed “Shallow” during his Facebook Live series, Inside Studio G, in March, with an encore during their CBS TV special a few days later on April 1. Garth has already shared a number of songs from Fun, including “That’s What Cowboys Do,” “The Road I’m On,” “Courage of Love,” “Party Gras,” “All Day Long,” “Stronger Than Me” and “Dive Bar.”

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