With all the time Kelly Clarkson has been spending lately with country music friends Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton, could they have influenced her enough to get a country duet on her fifth album? With no information more than her tweeting about two duets on her new album, due out sometime later this year, it’s possible that the track could feature a country artist friend.
Clarkson is no stranger to the country music charts. She had a Grammy nomination for her duet with Reba for “Because of You,” and is up for CMT Collaborative Video of the Year tonight with Jason Aldean for “Don’t You Wanna Stay.” She also performed with McEntire in an episode of CMT Crossroads in 2007, which spawned into the hit co-headlining tour 2 Worlds 2 Voices. She’s been seen at Shelton’s shows, and even was a surprise special guest at the Tornado Relief Concert two weeks ago in Oklahoma with Shelton and McEntire.
With the only thing confirmed so far for her new album is that there are one, possibly two, duets in place, it could very easily be one of her Nashville friends joining her on her still-untitled studio album. Fellow American Idol winner Carrie Underwood denied rumors that she was part of the duet in late 2010 when asked by a fan.
Clarkson is managed by Narvel Blackstock of Starstruck Entertainment; which is owned by McEntire and her husband. Shelton was the first client of the company.
What country star would you most like to see singing with Kelly Clarkson?