10 Country Covers by Kelly Clarkson

On her Emmy Award-winning talk show The Kelly Clarkson Show, Kelly Clarkson shows off her powerful vocals and incredible stylistic range during the segment “Kellyoke.” We have compiled a list of 10 country songs that Kelly Clarkson has covered on her show.


1. “She’s Country,” originally by Jason Aldean

Clarkson’s rendition of this song keeps the same energy as the original with her own twist on the vocals.


2. “Tennessee Whiskey” originally by Chris Stapleton

Her voice when she sings “smooth as Tennessee whiskey” is truly smoother than the beverage itself.


3. “9 to 5” originally by Dolly Parton

Clarkson includes a visual emulating scenes from the film, 9 to 5, which adds a nice touch of humor to assist this cover.


4. “She’s Got You” originally by Patsy Cline

One of the slower songs of this list, Clarkson gives us a heartfelt rendition of this classic tune from 1962.


5. “Why Haven’t I Heard From You” originally by Reba McEntire

The grit in Clarkson’s voice during the vocal runs makes this a fiery performance.


6. “Walkway Joe” originally by Trisha Yearwood

Clarkson’s genuine approach makes this out to be a very compelling cover.


7. “Any Man of Mine” originally by Shania Twain

Just like the original, Clarkson’s key change at the end adds a sense of boldness to the sassy country classic from the ’90s.


8. “Before He Cheats” originally by Carrie Underwood

The captivating strength in Clarkson’s notable voice is perfect for covering this Carrie Underwood staple.


9. “I Hope You Dance” originally by Lee Ann Womack

In Clarkson’s version, the sparse instrumentation intensifies the sincerity behind her vocal performance.


10. “She’s Got the Rhythm” originally by Alan Jackson

The way Clarkson holds out the last note singing the word “blues” brings out the honkytonk feel in her rendition.


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