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Listen to Shamir cover Kacey Musgraves' hit Merry Go 'Round

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20-year-old Shamir and his sound are drastically different than country star Kacey Musgraves. But the Las Vegas singer tackled the Texas artist for Annie Mac’s BBC 1 radio show, and the result is pretty great. Shamir put on two special performances for Mac: his single “On the Regular,” and Musgraves’ “Merry Go ‘Round.”

Zigging would have been the artist twisting Musgraves’ Grammy Award-winning single. But he zagged, flipping out the banjo for an acoustic guitar and kicked everything else. “It’s just a song I sing to myself all the time, when I have the guitar in my hands,” he says. Listen to it below, around 8:40, as well as Shamir’s full interview.