Kelly Clarkson Is The Queen Of Cover Songs
The Kelly Clarkson Show debuted in September 2019 with its namesake host at the helm. It quickly became one of the most popular daytime talk shows on the air.
Clarkson‘s career got started when she won the first season of American Idol in 2002. Therefore, she became known for her outstanding covers of songs such as “It’s Raining Men” and “Respect.”
While Clarkson took her career in a pop direction, she loves all styles of music. She’s a huge fan of country, and has often collaborated with country artists. She has duets with singers such as Jason Aldean, Reba McEntire, and Brett Eldredge.
Through the years, Clarkson covered some of her all-time favorite songs (country and otherwise) during her live shows and other events. Fans always enjoyed hearing her covers.
Check Out Some Of The Best Country “Kellyoke” Performances
So when it was time to figure out the format of The Kelly Clarkson Show, they found a way to work cover performances into each episode. That’s how “Kellyoke” was born.
During “Kellyoke,” Clarkson sings a song by another artist and gives it her own spin. Sometimes she chooses a song by a guest appearing on the episode. Other times she picks songs that are relevant to any holidays going on. She’s even had a few collaborative “Kellyoke” sessions!
Since Clarkson loves country, she often covers country songs for “Kellyoke.” Look below to see 12 of her greatest country “Kellyoke” performances so far!
“‘Til You Can’t” By Cody Johnson
“Tennessee Whiskey” Originally By David Allan Coe, Later Recorded By George Jones, & Eventually Chris Stapleton
“Jolene” By Dolly Parton
“Blue” By LeAnn Rimes
“I Hope You Dance” By Lee Ann Womack
“How Do I Live” By Both Trisha Yearwood & LeAnn Rimes
“I’m No Stranger To The Rain” By Keith Whitley
“You Look So Good In Love” By George Strait
“Independence Day” By Martina McBride
“Always On My Mind” By Willie Nelson, Also Recorded By Brenda Lee & Elvis Presley
“Cowboy Take Me Away” By The Chicks
“Walkin’ After Midnight” By Patsy Cline
As a bonus treat, head below to watch Clarkson sing Loretta Lynn‘s “Don’t Come Home a Drinkin'” with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Which one of Clarkson’s country “Kellyoke” covers is your favorite? Is it one of these 12, or another that didn’t appear on this list? Also, let us know which country song you’d like to hear Clarkson cover in the future!