Kelly Clarkson Shares Captivating Cover Of Reba’s “Till You Love Me”

(Inlay) Reba McEntire / YouTube / (Main Photo) The Kelly Clarkson Show / YouTube

Kelly Clarkson Honors Reba McEntire With Breathtaking “Kellyoke” Performance Of “Till You Love Me”

Reba McEntire’s “Till You Love Me” got the “Kellyoke” treatment on a recent episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show.

Clarkson has covered McEntire’s music many times before. One of her best covers came in 2018 when she sang “Fancy” to recognize McEntire at the Kennedy Center Honors.

McEntire said Clarkson “killed” the performance, and called her a “wonderful singer.”

Nine years prior, Clarkson delivered a chill-inducing cover of McEntire’s “The Greatest Man I Never Knew” at one of her concerts.

Clarkson and McEntire share a special bond. On top of being good friends, they’re family, in a sense.

McEntire was previously married to Narvel Blackstock, the father of Clarkson’s ex-husband Brandon Blackstock. Clarkson once said she considered McEntire to be a “rad grandma” to her two children.

That close connection makes Clarkson’s covers of McEntire’s songs extra meaningful.

Kelly Clarkson covered the Reba McEntire song "Till You Love Me"
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The History Behind “Till He Loves Me”

During a recent episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, Clarkson covered another of McEntire’s greatest songs, “Till He Loves Me.”

“Till He Loves Me” was released in October 1994 as the third single from McEntire’s album Read My Mind. Bob DiPiero and Gary Burr co-wrote the emotional track.

The song reached the #2 spot on the Hot Country Songs chart. It was also McEntire’s first song to cross over to the all-genre Hot 100 chart, where it peaked at the 78th position.

McEntire’s official music video for “Till He Loves Me” originated from her 1994 NBC special Reba: Live!, which was filmed in Omaha, Nebraska. Today, the video has over 3.1 million views on YouTube alone.

Fans React To Kelly’s Rendition Of Reba’s Song

Clarkson was only 12 years old when “Till You Love Me” debuted. She grew up listening to the song and the rest of McEntire’s music.


Those who watched Clarkson perform “Till You Love Me” on The Kelly Clarkson Show could tell how much she cares about the song. They left complimentary comments such as:

“It’s as if those lyrics were dancing. I’m amazed by how effortless Kelly makes it seem.”

“I personally feel she did Reba proud with this version!!!!!”

“I’m not crying my eyes are leaking…so beautiful.”

“This is a beautiful version of this song, she is very talented singer.”

“One of my most favorite Reba songs!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!”

“Please do more classic country!!!!!”

“God, how absolutely beautiful.”

McEntire also paid the performance a compliment. She reacted to the cover on her Instagram Story, writing, “Thanks KC for covering my song #TilYouLoveMe on your show today! Did y’all catch her beautiful rendition?

You can watch Kelly Clarkson’s captivating cover of “Till You Love Me” below.