It’s nothing new to see artists from other genres make there way over and try there hand at country music. Regardless of how often it happens, it always seems to take us by surprise. Country music is about being authentic. No matter who you are or where your from , it’s about being open to who you are and what you’ve gone through.

From Kid Rock and Hootie And The Blowfish front-man Darius Rucker are two recent success stories with their switch to country music. Poison lead singer Bret Michaels took a swing at it, although that came with mixed reviews, and Steven Tyler saw some success with “Love Is Your Name.” One name folks may not have expected to hear make their way to Nashville is the one and only, Lady Gaga.

Gaga is setting to release her latest project, Joanne, and it has some country flavor sprinkled in. Lucky for Us, she’s enlisted the help of singer-songwriter Hillary Lindsey.

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Lindsey has written songs for Dierks Bentley (“Bourbon in Kentucky,” “Can’t Be Replaced”), Sara Evans (“A Little Bit Stronger” and more) Carrie Underwood (“Jesus, Take the Wheel,” “Church Bells” and many others), and she recently won both a Grammy and a CMA for Little Big Town‘s “Girl Crush,” (co-written with Liz Rose and Lori McKenna).

Can Gaga pull it off? On Oct. 5 she stopped in Nashville at the 5 Spot to perform her new songs. Listen below for yourself, (skip forward to 28:00 for the performance).

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