Watch Now: Cam on her collaboration with British pop superstar Sam Smith: "He’s just a real person"

ABC/Image Group LALately, there's been a lot of cross-pollination between country stars and pop stars: Florida Georgia Line has recorded hits with Backstreet Boys, Hailee Steinfeld and Bebe Rexha, while Maren Morris just did a song with deejay/producer Zedd. You can add Cam to that list, too: She co-wrote and sings on "Palace," a song from The Thrill of It All, the #1 album by British pop superstar Sam Smith.

"My producer, Tyler [Johnson], actually showed some of the music [I was working on] to Sam Smith and that's when he said he wanted to write," Cam told ABC Radio at Tuesday's Country Radio Seminar in Nashville. "And so, we wrote a song that's on his album now and is apparently a hit in Japan, which is really cool!"

Cam said of the Grammy and Oscar-winning star, "I really admire him and he is such a sentimental, in-touch person. He seems so real. He'll just say, like, 'We have so many songs in us.' And, 'Did you like the record?' He's just a real person asking those kinds of things. It's really nice."

What's also nice, Cam said, is that Sam is "so sweet about updating" her on how their song is doing.

"[He's] like, 'Guess what? Our song...I've been playing it on all these huge TV shows in Japan because it's a hit here," Cam laughed. "I'm like 'Cool! I love Japan!' So, I gotta prepare my Japan tour!"

Cam will be releasing the video for her new song "Diane" later this week.


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