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Jon Bon Jovi Talks Reuniting With Jennifer Nettles For "Do What You Can"

By Alyssa Ray Oct 12, 2020 7:37 PMTags
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Jon Bon Jovi is giving us something to celebrate in 2020.

On Monday, Oct. 12's episode of Daily Pop, the rock legend caught up with E!'s Carissa Culiner and discussed his new album, 2020. As the "Livin' on a Prayer" artist stated, the new album was "inspired by this crazy world."

He elaborated, "I had proposed the album title 2020 both because it was clear vision and the cute wryness of it was, in an election year, that would be a great bumper sticker."

Back in March, Bon Jovi stopped by Daily Pop and discussed one song that's now featured on 2020. Per the singer-songwriter, "Do What You Can" came to him while working in his JBJ Soul Kitchen locations amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

"We have three JBJ Soul Kitchen community restaurants, the basis of which is volunteerism, but because no volunteers could come in and do the jobs like, washing dishes, I was back behind the sink doing what it is that I used to do," he once more explained.

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When wife Dorothea took his picture for social media, Bon Jovi recalled coming up with the following caption: "If you can't do what you do, you do what you can."

"The next day when I woke up, I said, 'There is a Bon Jovi chorus for you.' So, I went in my room and I closed the door and wrote the song and wrote it in its entirety," he reflected. "At that time, I wanted to share that chorus and the first verse to say to the world, 'We are living this together.'"

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Thus, "Do What You Can" was born, including a collaboration with Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles.

"Jennifer, once upon a time, sang a song called, 'Who Says You Can't Go Home,' and for Bon Jovi it was our first number one country single," he relayed. "So, with this song…having had this kind of feeling that I had something unique and universal, so I asked Jennifer if she would listen to the song and she said, 'I'm in,' and we did it as a duet."

Watch Bon Jovi's full Daily Pop interview above.

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