DAVID MORRIS CONTINUES COUNTRY RAP INFUSED “CARRYING YOUR LOVE” TREND ACROSS TIKTOK
After a rapid moment on TikTok, the recent Sony Music Publishing signee found major success as thousands started creating a trend with a specific part of his song which samples George Strait's “Carrying Your Love With Me.”
It's been 25 years since George Strait took his romantic single "Carrying Your Love With Me" to the top of the country charts, but this classic hit is finding a whole new audience for a surprising reason.
In 1997, Strait released "Carrying Your Love With Me" as the second single and title track from his seventeenth studio album. The song was a massive success for the Texas native and became a No. 1 hit, continuing his lengthy string of chart-topping singles in the 1990s.
Enter David Morris, the reason for why Strait's beloved hit is garnering new attention can be traced back to West Virginia native David Morris. He recently shared a new song "Carrying Your Love," a pop-country track with rap elements which also samples the chorus of Strait's original tune.
"As someone who is a massive fan, and has the utmost respect for George Strait, getting permission to put my own twist on this classic is an absolute blessing. I have to give a massive shoutout to Jeff Stevens and Steve Bogard, the original songwriters for writing such a classic song," tells Morris.
Since the release, Morris has been featured on several editorials including Apple Music's Best New Country Songs and The Crossroads editorial as well as Spotify's New Music Friday Country and Viral Country editorial. Announced yesterday, Morris track debuted #3 on TikTok's top tracks of the week and started into rotation on TikTok Radio on SiriusXM radio.
Despite the mixed reviews across social media, it didn't take long for the song to make its way across social media. As of this article's publishing date (July 28), Morris' song has been used in over 400,00 TikTok videos. The cover also sparked a new trend on the app, which features users showing how they are "carrying your love with me," whether that be by wearing their beloved pet's shedding fur on their clothes, showing off tribute tattoos or sharing other meaningful displays of affection.
Although its still unknown whether or not Strait himself has heard the tune, it's clear that Morris' cover has exposed Strait's original song to a brand new generation of music fans. In the past week, there has been a sharp increase in TikTok users posting videos with Strait's original version, continuing the viral trend originally sparked by Morris' cover.
Let manifest a duet or a seal of approval from The King himself.