The last time Taylor Swift penned a track for another artist, “Better Man” for Little Big Town, she ended up taking home Song of the Year for her songwriting credit at the 2017 CMA Awards and also earned a Grammy nomination. Chances are, she’ll probably replicate that success with her latest act of generosity.
Reportedly, Swift co-wrote “Babe” with Train singer Patrick Monahan with the intention of including it on her Red album. Instead of letting it gather dust in her archives, the 28-year-old “Delicate” singer decided to gift it to Sugarland. If that wasn’t enough, Swift decided to provide backing vocals as well.
“She said, ‘I have a song, would you like to do it?’ And we said, ‘Uh, yeah!’ I was a little anxious. I didn’t want to mess it up!” Not that it was a throwaway. “She loved it and wanted [us] to be a part of it, which is exciting,” Jennifer Nettles told ET. “She said, ‘I have a song,’ and we said, ‘OK. Send it over.’”
Give “Babe” a listen below. Gotta say, I’m a fan.
Sugarland ft. Taylor Swift ‘Babe’