How Chase Bryant’s girlfriend turned him into a "Better Man" with a viral video hit

ABC/Image Group LA This week, Little Big Town is enjoying their second week at #1 with the song Taylor Swift hand-picked them to record.

In addition to that, there’s a new version of “Better Man” that’s making a big impact both on social media and online. In just a couple of weeks, Chase Bryant’s video of the song has been viewed close to 200,000 times on YouTube.

Chase admits he owes all the credit to his significant other.

“I just loved the song, and my girlfriend had said… ‘Hey, what do you think about singing it from a guy’s perspective?’” he recalls. “I kinda laughed it off, and then all of the sudden, it was like, ‘Well, wait a second. That’s a really great idea!’”

Chase re-wrote the lyrics on a plane, and in a couple of days, his version of “Better Man” featuring Runaway June was finished.

“I think it’s cool... that it’s from the man’s perspective,” the trio’s Jennifer Wayne says. “I think that makes it even like more gut-wrenching because he’s being so honest, you know. And then Chase’s vocal on it is so good that it kind of tears your heart out,” she sighs.

As for the reaction from Taylor and Little Big Town, Chase says just the fact that they’ve checked it out is a compliment.

“I didn’t know if she would hear it,” he says of Taylor. “I didn’t know if Little Big Town would hear it. I’ve heard they’ve all heard it, you know, which is enough for me. I thought that was really, really cool.”

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Kelsea Ballerini’s main squeeze Morgan Evans wants to "Kiss Somebody"

Kelsea Ballerini's main squeeze Morgan Evans wants to "Kiss Somebody"Warner Nashville/Robby KleinSo far, we’ve gotten to know Australian Morgan Evans mainly as Kelsea Ballerini’s fiancé, and through his mega-mashup covers of established hitmakers. But Friday, we’ll get our first taste of his own music, as Morgan releases his first single for Warner Nashville, titled “Kiss Somebody.”

On his socials, Morgan teases a special “prelude” video that’s coming as well. Inspired by the song’s lyric “sometimes you’ve got to kiss somebody in the back of a cab,” the new clip finds Morgan performing the tune in a vintage taxi, as he rides around Music City on a hot summer night.

As for the person Morgan happens to be kissing in real life, Kelsea has teased that the two definitely plan to make their union official before 2017 comes to a close.

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2 SLEEPS. #KissSomebody💋 pic.twitter.com/dJ8X1SGXtB

— Morgan Evans (@Morgan_Evans) July 19, 2017