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Aimee's 'Freeway' Takeover

By Michele K-Tel

YouTube Music

Today we're highlighting the winners of Aimee Mann's "Freeway" cover song contest on our home page. (She even made a video explaining the tough decisions that went into selecting her favorites from hundreds of entries.) Congratulations go out to the top two winners (it was a tie!), who are both scheduled to perform with Mann on her tour next month. On September 5, iSO the Robot will sing with Aimee in Atlanta, and Tucson singer-songwriter John Galt will join her in Greensboro, North Carolina, the next day. Here are their winning video entries:

Along with iSO and John, we're also featuring an array of finalists, including Vicki Bass, a 14-year-old from the U.K., and unsigned singer-songwriters from New Orleans to Los Angeles. Several of these musicians took this opportunity to hit the road to make their videos, singing "Freeway" from the back seats of their vehicles (one accompanied by his nephews in adjoining car seats).

Enjoy these diverse versions of "Freeway," and if you can't make it to Mann's live shows, stay tuned for videos of the winning duets, which will be featured on Aimee's YouTube channel and in our music category in September.

Hittin' the Freeway,

Michele K-Tel