Kelly Clarkson Readying County Album

It’s no secret that Kelly Clarkson has become one of country music’s biggest dabblers. She’s been nominated for tons of country awards, including for female vocalist at the last 2 CMA’s, and even won the Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Event of the Year for “Don’t You Wanna Stay.” She’s BFF’s with Reba, Blake and Miranda and calls Nashville home. She’s released successful collaborations with Reba, Jason Aldean & Vince Gill, and recently rolled out her first solo country offering, “Tie It Up.”  Although the flirty wedding-themed track seemed fitting to her current place in life as she preps to tie the knot, the random release left us scratching our heads as to what it meant.

Well, it looks like ol’ KC has (FINALLY!) opted to take the plunge and record an actual country album. Just this week, she told NY radio station WGNA, “We’ve almost made a whole record.”She’s also mentioned her forthcoming country album at her recent shows as part of her introduction to “Tie It Up.”

Although she may be putting her boots on, she’s not completely ready to hang up her “Since U Been Gone”-esque shoes just yet. “With Jewel and Sheryl Crow, they kinda quit pop and came over the country,” she said. “I love both.”

In addition to this almost-complete country album, Clarkson is finishing up a forthcoming pop album, and will release her first Christmas CD, Wrapped In Red, on October 29th.