Ryan Hurd’s ‘False God’ Cover Is Taylor Swift-Approved

Ryan Hurd is turning heads with his cover of Taylor Swift’s “False God.” The singer/songwriter recently debuted a live music…

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Lauren Jo Black

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April 16, 2020

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Ryan Hurd is turning heads with his cover of Taylor Swift’s “False God.”

The singer/songwriter recently debuted a live music video for the slow-burning cover, featuring footage from his recent Platonic Tour.

“Thank you @taylorswift13 for the song clinic. My favorite song off of Lover. We covered this live on Platonic, it felt like a deep dive into someone else’s poetry,” Hurd wrote on Twitter.

The new father and husband of Maren Morris even caught the attention of Swift herself, who took to social media to give Hurd her stamp of approval. “Love this so much,” the former country starlet wrote alongside the praying hands emoji.

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“We might just get away with it/ Religion’s in your lips/ Even if it’s a false god/ We’d still worship/ We might just get away with it/ The altar is your hips/ Even if it’s a false god/ We’d still worship this love,” Hurd croons throughout the chorus.

“False God” appears on Swift’s seventh studio album, Lover, and was co-written by Swift alongside Jack Antonoff.

Click above to hear Ryan Hurd’s cover of “False God.”

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.