Takeover Tuesday: Rising Country Singer Maggie Rose Shares Her Favorite Duets

Maggie Rose
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Maggie Rose

Welcome back to Takeover Tuesday, where each week Billboard taps chart-topping artists and taste-makers to compile their very own playlist exclusive to Billboard's Spotify account. We give the artists free reign to base the list on whatever subject they choose. The only rule? Make it as creative and unique to them as possible. 

This week, we enlisted country newcomer Maggie Rose, who decided to give us a list of her favorite duets within her genre. From Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty's silly collaboration "You're the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly" to Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris' recent Country Airplay chart-topper "Craving You," Rose's 17 picks prove that country music has been all about community and collaboration for decades -- something she points out herself and within her playlist.

"It's special that several on the list were written or performed by friends of mine, but even as an unbiased listener, each song displays chemistry between two lovers or friends," Rose tells Billboard. "When artists who respect each other are able to build upon one another's best attributes, you get these songs right here."

Perhaps the most chemistry-filled tracks on Rose's playlist are those by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, who made the list twice with their songs "It's Your Love" and "Speak to a Girl." But Rose's clear favoritism of the duets by the real-life country couple isn't just understandable because they're great: Rose gets the opportunity to serve as the opening act for a few of McGraw and Hill's Soul2Soul Tour dates this week, from Aug. 17 to Aug. 19.

Prior to opening for McGraw and Hill, Rose also shared the stage with another country icon, Martina McBride, on CMT's Next Women of Country Tour with Lauren Alaina and Post Monroe in February and March this year. Needless to say, 2017 has been a major year for Rose.

"I have the utmost respect for Martina, Tim and Faith. If you told me 10 years ago when I moved to Nashville that I would one day tour with these artists I wouldn't have believed it," she gushes. "Their ability to reinvent themselves and their music yet remain honest, brilliant, consistent artists has inspired me for awhile now. I strive to do that and can't believe that they are lending me their audiences this summer!"

Take a look at Rose's "favorite duets" playlist and her upcoming tour dates below.

Soul2Soul dates

Aug. 17 -- Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
Aug. 18 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Aug. 19 -- Albany, NY @ Times Union Center

Maggie Rose tour dates

Aug. 15 -- Nashville, TN @ Basement East
Aug. 20 -- Dewey Beach, DE @ Rusty Rudder
Sept. 9 -- Nashville, TN @ Grand Ole Opry
Oct. 5 -- Nashville, TN @ Grand Ole Opry
Oct. 11 -- Bakersfield, CA @ Buck Owens' Crystal Place
Oct. 12 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe
Oct. 27 -- Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head On Stage
Oct. 28 -- Vienna, VA @ The Barns at Wolf Trap


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