Bebe Rexha spent CMA Fest week in Nashville hanging out with Florida Georgia Line, attending their number one party for their collaboration “Meant to Be” and joining the guys onstage at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium. She even got her first-ever cowboy hat…from Dolly Parton’s hatmaker, no less. But while Bebe may be well-versed in country music now, things were quite different for her last year.
Bebe admits that when she walked into the studio the day “Meant to Be” was created, she didn’t know much about country music at all. How clueless was she? She thought she was about to write with a totally different act.
“I don’t know why, but I thought I was getting into the studio with Little Big Town,” she told ABC Radio backstage at CMA Fest. “And then I showed up and Tyler [Hubbard] was in the studio. And then I was like, ‘Um, wait, where are the girls?'” And he’s like, ‘What girls? It’s only me and BK!'”
“And I’m like, ‘Wait, this is not Little Big Town?'” Bebe continues. “He’s like, ‘No, honey, we’re FGL!'”
She laughs, “And I’ve told that story and now I really regret ’cause I sound so silly but it was true!”
Bebe’s debut album Expectations, including “Meant to Be,” comes out June 22.
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