BTS‘s golden maknae, Jungkook, released a cover of “10,000 Hours” recently. The cover gained much attention globally, not only from fans of the singer, but also from the original artists of the song!

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The song was originally sung by country duo, Dan + Shay, in collaboration with Justin Bieber. In an interview for the American Country Music Awards with media outlet eTalk, the duo addressed the viral cover and spilled about just how much they adore BTS!

Dan shared that Jungkook did a great job and also admitted that they were huge fans of BTS themselves. He also sweetly praised ARMYs, claiming that ARMYs were the best fans in the world.

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First of all, [Jungkook] did an amazing job and we’re huge fans of those guys -they’re so good, the music’s amazing, everything is just so on point. And their fans? Like, the best fans in the entire world – they’re so great.

— Dan Smyers of Dan + Shay

Dan also praised Jungkook for the effort he had put in, into covering the song. The cover was released on SoundCloud as a full recording, something that Dan really appreciated as it takes time to do a proper studio cover.

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He did that cover and it was just incredible. I thought it originally was just a couple lines or something and then I went on SoundCloud and he had recorded the whole song. That’s a tremendous honour. Those guys are so talented and for him to stumble upon our song and to do a whole cover of it – you know it takes a lot of time to do something like that. To go into a studio and put the vocals in and record the whole thing and then upload it – that’s super kind of him to do that.

— Dan Smyers of Dan + Shay

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The duo suggested that it might be time for a BTS and Dan + Shay collaboration even! While we don’t know how feasible that is yet, we’re sure that it can happen given the amazing collaborations BTS has done so far with Western artists.

Huge shout out to him for recording it and shout out to the fans! Much love to them, they were so good to us and so sweet about the song. Maybe someday, we’ll collaborate with BTS.

— Dan Smyers of Dan + Shay

Take a listen to Jungkook’s cover of the song below and get ready to be awed by his smooth vocals.