Country singer/songwriter Cam is dishing on her superstar collaboration with GRAMMY-winning Sam Smith on the song “Palace.”
“I just got back from performing with him at the O2 in London,” she told ET’s Nancy O’Dell at the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday. “Oh, my gosh, his fans are the sweetest and he's a treasure of our generation, so when he sings everybody shuts up. I was fortunate enough to write that song with him and sing it with him on stage.”
The 33-year-old musician also shared how the collaboration came about and how proud she was when she found out that Smith wanted the song.
“Tyler Johnson, who's my producer/cowriter, was writing with him, showed him some of the music from my upcoming album that's going to come out later this year, and he was like, ‘I want to write with her,’” she dished.
“We actually wrote it together, and he has such a beautiful way of revealing himself in his lyrics and I felt like we were also on the same page with Tyler Johnson, who wrote it with us. I was so proud of it and in love with it from the second we wrote it and he was too, so it kind of felt like it was going to happen. I wasn't quite as surprised, just really honored.”
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It’s not the only cool gig the singer has enjoyed recently. She appears on Monday’s episode of American Idol as a mentor and says the talent was so “unreal” that she “didn't even know what to say as a mentor!”
The songstress looked stunning arriving at the awards in a revealing, long-sleeved gown, which plunged to her naval. She admitted she felt “like a major diva” in the sexy outfit and confessed she was relying on tape to hold it together.
Observing how guys don’t have to deal with the same level of effort and time when it comes to getting glam, Cam added that she would often prefer to “leave myself as I am.”
“I was thinking about that this morning as I was getting ready, like, ‘Am I losing all my personality, my wildness, as I get shuffled into this thing that we call 'beauty,' and is it something that women really want or do we think that we want it?’” she explained. “I can't tell, or maybe it's related to power.”
“There's a lot of time and money that goes into making me look good in a specific way,” she added. “It's an interesting paradox. I could be making [music and] money this whole time!”