While collaborating with The Voice winner on her new single "Goodbye Summer"—a duet adaptation of her I Don't Believe We've Met hit "Hello Summer"—the country star admitted he wasn't sure if he'd be able to match her powerhouse vocal performance.
“When I got in the studio my sole job on this song was trying to not sound terrible up next to how awesome Danielle’s voice is,” he jokingly said to PEOPLE.
“I truly believe that Danielle is literally one of the best singers that I have ever heard in my entire existence. So when I got on that song, there was a part of me that was going, ‘Do I sing this verse down in my register or do I try to copy Danielle’s melody on the second verse?'” he admitted.
Though they went with a harmonizing melody, Rhett confessed that the experience was “one of the hardest times for me in the studio — trying to keep up with how amazing of a vocalist she is.”
Though the 28-year-old may sound unsure of himself, he actually recruited Bradbery for the duet "Playing With Fire" that appears on his 2015 album Tangled Up, and she thinks they sound great together.
“It sounds awesome,” Bradbery gushed about the new single. “When we did ‘Playing with Fire’ a lot of people were like, ‘Oh, y’all’s voices sound awesome together’ and I agree. I love singing with him.”
Listen to "Goodbye Summer" below.
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