She’s not a registered nurse, but Shakira is a Florence Nightingale when it comes to delivering musical medicine.
The 37-year-old Colombian singer and fellow The Voice coach Blake Shelton offered television viewers a taste of “Medicine,” their new country-tinged duet, at Sunday’s ACM Awards.
Donning a rockin’ red dress and above-the-knee black boots, Shakira delivered a spirited version of the pa-pa-pa-pounding love anthem with the country music superstar. Following their performance Shakira and Shelton exchanged a huge smile and a hug.
The duet is the result of Shakira’s desire to go a little bit country, having approached Shelton after the two worked together on The Voice.
“I told him I wanted to work with Nashville people,” Shakira told Billboard last month. “I was a little tired of L.A. I wanted people with another point of view, real people with roots with whom I feel comfortable working in the same room. And I told Blake I wanted to do a song that had the narrative of a country song, that was picturesque, that was a real song. But it also needed to suit me, because after all, I’m Colombian.”
“Medicine” hit No. 57 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after the release of her self-titled album in late March, netting her first entry on a country chart.