All Summer long, Kelly Clarkson has masterfully covered all types of songs, including some of our favorite country classics. She’s covered Vince Gill and Tammy Wynette, tackled Trisha and wowed us with “Wide Open Spaces,” but this time, she blows us away. Literally.
It takes guts to tackle a Carrie Underwood song, and just like with her incredible take on Carrie’s “I Know You Won’t,” Kelly changed the song to make it uniquely her own.
Prior to her performance in Perth, Australia, Kelly actually took to her Twitter to alert Carrie of her impending cover, while singing the song’s praises. She tweeted, “@carrieunderwood girl I’m covering Blown Away tonight for my fan request song and it is my favorite! I love how dark it is! Very cool song!”
Of course comparisons will be drawn between the original and the cover, and due to the fact that both girls came from a certain television show, but frankly, it shouldn’t matter. We love Carrie’s version and we also love the Kellified version.
We wish this video was a closer one, but take a listen as Kelly covers Carrie.
It’s no secret to the world that Kelly Clarkson can sing absolutely anything. It’s also no secret to the world that Kelly Clarkson absolutely ROCKS when she dips her toes into country music. Although we’re holding out hope that she eventually dips way more than her toes, for the time being, we’ll take what we can get.
On Saturday, September 15th, KC took the stage in her new permanent hometown of Nashville to blow the roof off the Bridgestone arena. (Trust us, we were there.) Performing in the Capital of Music City, it was a shock to no one when she opted to cover a country song.
Dedicating the song to her guitarist’s deceased uncle, Clarkson literally took Bridgestone to church with a powerful rendition of Vince Gill‘s “Go Rest High on That Mountain.”
Kelly, Kelly, Kelly…when will you stop toying with our emotions? Night after night, you take the stage and effortlessly bend genres with your vocal chords of steel. You’ve tackled the likes of Eminem and Gotye, but we have to admit that nothing makes us happier than hearing you croon something country. In the last few months, we’ve swayed along to YouTube videos of ”Wide Open Spaces” and “Walkaway Joe,” but this time, you’ve outdone yourself.
It takes some real country chops to tackle a classic like Tammy Wynette‘s ”Stand By Your Man,” but in Indianapolis, you did just that. And brilliantly, we might add.
Kelly, it’s time. We’ve hummed along to “Breakaway,” jumped to “Since U Been Gone,” snarled to “Never Again,” and fist-pumped to “Stronger,” but it’s time to give us a country album. Pop music will always be waiting for you with open arms, but country is ready for you. Put that Texan twang to good use, join up with pals like Blake & Miranda, and give us a real country CD. It’s time.
In the meantime, we’ll be watching this brilliant cover. Over and over and over again.
It’s starting to seem a little redundant, but Kelly Clarkson has done it yet again and impressed us with another flawless country cover. This time, the dabbling-in-country-yet-still-pop songstress tackled Trisha Yearwood‘s iconic hit “Walkaway Joe” at a recent show in Georgia.
In the video, Clarkson takes a sip from a red solo cup (Is that cover far behind?) before admitting to being afraid her voice wouldn’t compare to Trisha Yearwood’s. We’re not sure why she’s SO humble because she more than lives up to the original, she SLAYS it. She also admits that she’s dying to duet with Trisha herself, and we sure hope that happens ASAP!
The sometimes pop, sometimes country, but always fantastic Kelly Clarkson took the stage this weekend at the Ironstone Vineyards in Murphy’s California. Each night, she and her band learn a “fan request,” and the covers certainly show off her versatility, ranging from the Foo Fighters to Britney Spears to The Dixie Chicks. Check out Kelly’s fantastic cover of ”Wide Open Spaces” right here!
Our favorite sometimes-country star Kelly Clarkson has been making her way around the US this year to promote her new CD Stronger. At each stop, Kelly has been doing a “Fan Request” song by picking from requests on twitter tagged with the hashtag #kcrequests. The shows have been following a pattern with each stop alternating between one of Kelly’s own songs and a cover song. Last night Kelly was in Austin, TX and claimed she had a lot of Miranda Lambert and Pistol Annies requests. So, Kelly covered one of her favorites – the Pistol Annies “Hell On Heels.” As usual, Kelly once again proves she can sing pretty much anything! Check out the video below and let us know what you think!