Ashley Cooke Creates A “Girl Version” Of Tyler Hubbard’s “5 Foot 9”
Ashley Cooke never fails to get creative.
CMT’s Next Women of Country member turned to social media late Tuesday (Jan. 24) evening to place a clever twist on Tyler Hubbard’s chart-topping track “5 Foot 9.”
The breakout artist titled the rendition “5 ft 9 Girl Version.” The initial release served as Hubbard’s debut single after splitting from platinum-selling band Florida Georgia Line. The crooner penned the upbeat love song about his wife, Hayley, alongside Jaren Johnston and Chase McGill.
“God makes | 5 foot 9, brown eyes in a sundress | Loves Tim McGraw and a small-town accent | Ain’t no way that me and this truck made her fall in love,” sings Hubbard in the catchy chorus. “Jack makes good whiskey | But God makes the good stuff | Woah-oh, oh-oh, God makes the good stuff.”
It wasn’t long until Hubbard’s version reached No.1 on the radio, making him the first-ever male country artist formerly in a duo to grace the top of the charts as a solo artist. The Gold-certified anthem marks the first taste of Hubbard’s highly anticipated album, due to drop Friday, Jan. 27.
“Been a minute since I’ve done one of these 💃 #5ft9 #acousticcovers #girlpov,” Cooke wrote in the caption.
In honor of the record just around the corner, Cooke grabbed her guitar and altered the lyrics to a female point-of-view. The promising artist filmed herself in the bathroom to curate an acoustic environment that would drive and compliment her powerful vocals.
“God made 6 ft 2 | Blue eyes drinking cold beer | Loves Garth Brooks and the Tennessee Volunteers | Ain’t no way that me and this dress made him fall in love,” belts Cooke. “Jim makes good bourbon | But God makes the good stuff.”
While many country music fans flocked to the comments to encourage Cooke to release a full-length version, others began to tag Hubbard and requested a collaboration.
“Drop this song!!!” stressed a follower. “I could listen to this all day,” said another. “Please finish this. @tylerhubbard, can she make a remix version? I would love to see where this goes.”
Cooke did not confirm who the “6 ft 2” mystery man is. However, devoted listeners pointed out that the hunk she described within the cover aligns with TikTok star Tayler Holder. Cooke previously called in the singer-songwriter to play her love interest in her “Back In The Saddle” music video.
The Alexa Campbell-directed clip was filmed at Rebel Ranch in Ashland City, Tennessee, and displays their undeniable chemistry. The breathtaking visuals help convey an inspiring storyline about two singles getting “Back In The Saddle” and giving love a second chance.
“This song comes from somewhere in the middle of being heartbroken and moved on. It’s all about putting yourself out there again, no matter how high you’ve built your walls. Here’s to getting back in the saddle, whether that’s just for the day, for the night, or for however long it takes to put that old relationship in the past,” Cooke previously shared. “I’ve been there, and I know a lot of other people can relate to.”
The promising vocalist closed out a successful 2022 with the reflective single “it’s been a year.” Cooke is currently on the road with The Reklaws and is slated to join country hitmaker Brett Young on his nationwide tour in late March with Morgan Evans. Following the star-studded run, Cooke will embark on her first-ever headlining trek. The vocalist will hit hot spots in Sunny Florida and wrap at Tortuga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Tickets are available for purchase, here.