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Kelly Clarkson’s Stripped-Down Solo Version of “Don’t You Wanna Stay”

Kelly Clarkson CMA Fest

“Don’t You Wanna Stay” was a mega-hit for Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson garnering massive radio success and awards for their collaboration.

Naturally, the song has become a staple in both Clarkson and Aldean’s sets on tour. Since they both obviously cannot be at each other’s shows every night, Aldean typically sings with a hologram “Kelly” and vice versa thanks to the magic of technology.

But Clarkson has changed things up a bit this tour run. She is currently out on the road with Maroon 5 as part of the Honda Civic Tour (the show is amazing FYI), and is doing “Don’t You Wanna Stay” as a stripped-down solo vocal performance.

She posted a live tour video today and had this to share via Twitter:

@kelly_clarkson: One of my favorite parts of the show is getting to sing “Don’t You Wanna Stay” broken down. :)

Is it even a question how great this version is? Clarkson has been established as one of the best voices in music… ever. It really doesn’t matter what she sings. It’s all just THAT good.

Check out the video below:

The multi-genre star was also just nominated for two Country Music Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year with Vince Gill.

For more Kelly info and tour dates, visit: www.kellyclarkson.com.

The Voice Earns 4 Emmy Nominations


Congratulations to Blake Shelton and everyone at NBC’s The Voice! They’ve racked up four Emmy nominations at this year’s award show. It’s the first Emmy nomination for Blake, who celebrated in his own special way on Twitter earlier:


What’s made it interesting is that The Voice beat out American Id0l in one category – for Best Competition Reality Show, who didn’t even get a nomination in the category. Looks like our prediction from earlier this year of The Voice becoming the new King of reality tv may be right on. The other three categories the show racked up nominations in are for: Outstanding Art Direction For Variety Or Nonfiction Programming, Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special, and, Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media – Enhancement To A Television Program or Series.

The 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air on September 23rd live from the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles on ABC. Good luck to The Voice!

New Year’s Eve At The Lambert-Shelton House

Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert

All I have to say is that I want to be invited to a party hosted by Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. Add it to the bucket list!

Country’s super couple had some friends over to their Oklahoma home for New Year’s festivities. Music star, Kelly Clarkson; fellow The Voice coach and Maroon 5 frontman, Adam Levine; and Levine’s girlfriend, supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna, were in attendance to ring in 2012.

Vyalitsyna tweeted, “Best New Year’s ever!!!” along with this picture from the night:

Thanks, Anne, for sharing the picture!

What a fun group of people! Oh, and I mentioned adding a Lambert-Shelton shindig to the bucket list. Well, I want Kelly and Adam at the party too! I do not ask for much. How about an invite for 2013?

VIDEO: Little Big Town’s Awesome Cover Of Maroon 5

Little Big Town.

Little Big Town’s latest episode of “Scattered, Smothered and Covered” on their YouTube channel is fantastic. They chose to cover the catchy pop duet between Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera for “Moves Like Jagger,” and I am liking their version better than the original.

Watch their version below and let us know if you’d love to see this on the country charts: