Nashville newcomer Cam can hardly be considered a traditionalist—she scapegoated Nashville powers to make her debut album, Untamed, which released today and premiered on EW—but at a recent Grand Ole Opry performance she used her time in the circle to embrace the heartbreaking and humorous nature of generations past, when she covered Don Gibson’s “Sweet Dreams,” most famously recorded by Pasty Cline in 1963, which released posthumously in 1988 after Cline died in a plane crash, for the audience.
The 31-year-old was charming and heart-wrenching all at once. Check it out below.
Cam funded Untamed via Kickstarter after she heard a lot of “no”s in Nashville. “I wanted it to sound exactly like I wanted it to sound and say exactly what I wanted to say,” she told EW in a recent interview. “I wanted to do the whole thing and then show it to people and they’d either get it or they wouldn’t.”