Kelly Clarkson did The Chicks proud with a performance of one of the trio’s classic songs. During the Kelly Clarkson Show on Thursday, Jan. 14, the host shared her version of “Sin Wagon.” She was accompanied by her band, Y’all, during the performance.
The response to the cover has been overwhelmingly positive. Vulture called Thursday’s show a “real hootenanny” as Clarkson mined her Texas heritage for her performance. Billboard called the episode “high-kicking.”
“She never fails to amaze everyone with her powerful voice,” one fan wrote on YouTube. “One of my favorite Chicks tunes! Kelly is just plain amazing!” another posted.
Clarkson’s voice is powerful in her take on a song about a woman deciding to make a life for herself and separating from a bad relationship. She clearly enjoys performing the upbeat track. “He pushed me ’round/Now I’m drawin’ the line/He lived his life/Now I’m gonna go live mine/I’m sick of wastin’ my time,” she sings.
The song is also about embracing the part in most of us that wants to raise a little hell from time to time. “Well now I’ve been good for way too long/ Found my red dress and I’m gonna throw it on/’Bout to get too far gone,” the song continues.
And, it’s about getting what we want and hoping for the best while we do it. “When it’s my turn to march up to old glory/I’m gonna have one hell of a story/That’s if he forgives me/Oh, lord please forgive me,” Clarkson sings.
Watch Kelly Clarkson channel her inner Chick – and sinner – with her take on “Sin Wagon” below:
You can compare Clarkson’s version with The Chicks themselves by watching the trio’s live performance below. The song originally appeared on their 1999 album, “Fly.”
Kelly Clarkson Shares Covers of Classic Songs During ‘Kellyoke’
“Sin Wagon” isn’t the only cover Kelly Clarkson has performed in recent days.
During a segment of her daytime that show she calls “Kellyoke” – a clever play on karaoke – she shares her interpretation of popular songs. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, she took on Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams.” Even though she sat in a chair while singing the song, most likely due to a recent knee injury, she rose to the occasion and nailed the performance.
Last week, she covered “Rainbow” by Kacey Musgraves. Other covers by Clarkson on the television show include “Another Sad Love Song” from Toni Braxton and “Need You Now” by Lady A.
Clarkson’s Show Renewed for Two Years
During December, Clarkson announced that her television show had been renewed for another two years.
The star announced the renewal of her show on Twitter. She wrote: “Two more years, y’all. Can’t wait to continue The #KellyClarksonShow all the way until 2023!”
“One ray of sunshine in this wildly unpredictable year is that we get to continue to deliver to stations and fans a show that brings people together,” Tracie Wilson, vice president of NBCUniversal’s syndication studio, said in a statement. “This wouldn’t be possible without the heart and humor of the talented and dedicated Kelly Clarkson and our production team, led by the incomparable (showrunner) Alex Duda, both of whom are masters of storytelling.