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This Week In Entertainment!


Hey Keepin’ It Country readers! Welcome to our newest “column,” entitled “This Week in Entertainment…” This column will give all of you a heads up as to where to find some of your favorite country music artists on television shows, in newly released movies, and anyplace else an artist or his/her song may pop up with minimal warning! And, heck, while we are giving you that notice, we will also share a short review of that particular show, movie, etc., to help you decide if you want to tune in or check it out!

There is a new show on ABC Family called “Bunheads.” That term could likely be misconstrued to mean many things, but no, it is not a show about ex-boyfriends and tales of woe associated therewith. This show is about dancing; specifically, ballet. Why does this show get an extra special shout out on Keepin’ It Country? Because its promotional track is “The Sun Will Rise” by country music’s frequent and much beloved visitor, Kelly Clarkson.

Danelle Leverett of The JaneDear Girls Pens Song For Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson & Danelle Leverett

The sometimes-country and international superstar, Kelly Clarkson, released her fifth album, Stronger, this week. The vocal powerhouse is in top form throughout the entire album providing a perfect blend of her versatile musical styles: soul, pop, country, urban, and singer-songwriter.

One of the tracks recorded by the two-time Grammy award winner was co-written by Danelle Leverett of The JaneDear Girls. Leverett penned the song, “The Sun Will Rise,” with country songwriter Kyle Jacobs. The stand-out track appears on the Stronger deluxe edition, and is sung as a duet with Clarkson and Kara DioGuardi.

The song is lyrically and melodically beautiful with Clarkson and DioGuardi’s vocals and deliverance of the song being equally as beautiful. “The Sun Will Rise” is about overcoming hardships and obstacles, and sends an inspiring message that everything will be all right. The song is one of my favorite tracks and serves as a fitting closer to the album’s theme of strength and empowerment.

Leverett posted the following heartfelt message on Facebook:

I’m in tears… Honored… Inspired… Humbled. Thank you Kelly Clarkson and Kara DioGuardi for singing a song that I wrote called “Sun Will Rise”. Two of my favorite singers singing one of my favorite songs I’ve written is a dream come true..! Kelly’s new album “Stronger” just came out so PLEASE support her and buy a copy!:) Thanks, Danelle