Country Music Always Welcomes Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson may have started off as a pop singer, but she’s never remained within the restrictions of that genre. She would often record stuff with a bit of a rock and roll edge, while her latest album features a distinct soulful influence.
Another genre that Clarkson has ventured into is country music. It’s a genre she’s jumped in and out of from early on in her career, and you can tell it’s a genre she loves.
Clarkson has actually considered recording a country album in the future. She has hinted at her plans to do so, but hasn’t released a full project yet. Though we do still have a few country songs from her.
Clarkson’s Past Collaborations=Great Success
In addition to covering country classics at her concerts, Clarkson has also had a few country hits of her own. She recorded a new version of her song “Because of You” with Reba McEntire, and scored a number one hit with Jason Aldean on their duet “Don’t You Wanna Stay.”
While Clarkson has continued to collaborate with country stars in more recent years (such as singing on McEntire’s 2017 gospel album), she hasn’t released a major country collaboration since 2010’s “Don’t You Wanna Stay.”
Finally, after an eight year wait, fans of Clarkson’s rejoiced when she debuted a brand-new duet. And she sings it with one of country music’s most popular duos right now!
Duo’s New Song To Feature Clarkson As Vocalist
In May 2018, country duo Dan + Shay revealed their plans to release their self-titled album the following month. The duo’s first two albums, Where It All Began and Obsessed, produced hit singles such as “From the Ground Up,” “How Not To,” and “Nothin’ Like You.”
The new record features hit songs such as “Tequila” and “Speechless,” which were released before the album itself debuted.
We learned about the other songs on the album when the duo revealed the tracklist on their Instagram. It was through this tracklist that their collaboration with Clarkson on a song called “Keeping Score” was uncovered.
Knowing how successful Clarkson’s past country collaborations have been, it would be wise on Dan + Shay’s part to release “Keeping Score” as a single. Only time will tell if they will!
You can go ahead and give the song a listen in the clip below. The trio united to sing it during the ACM Awards in 2019, and their performance was stunning!
What do y’all think of this song from Clarkson and Dan + Shay? Maybe Clarkson will now consider making an entire country album of her own!