5 Times Kelly Clarkson Nailed Country Music Classics

by Halle Ames

The hit singer, songwriter, actress, and author Kelly Clarkson has absolutely nailed some Country music classics. Here we break down some of her most iconic throwbacks

1. Strawberry Wine

The first famous throwback we want to cover is her 2020 performance of ‘Strawberry Wine‘ in a live concert. Deana Carter originally sang the song in 1996. The song was released at 70 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks in August of 1996. It reached number one in November and held the position for two weeks. It also won Song of the Year of the CMAs. 

2. 9 to 5

Next, we want to relive Clarkson’s version of ‘9 to 5‘ by Dolly Parton in 1980. Clarkson used this legendary song in September of 2019 to promote her TV talk show, “The Kelly Clarkson Show.” The song earned Parton an Academy Award and four Grammy Awards. It also won her Best Country Song and Best Female Country Vocal Performance.  

3. Any Man of Mine

Is there anyone more iconic than Shania Twain? In 2020, Kelly Clarkson made her rendition of the 1995 song ‘Any Man of Mine,’ which she performed on her talk show. The song won Single of the Year for both the Canadian Country Music Awards and Country Music Radio Awards. ‘Any Man of Mine’ also took home Country Single of the Year for the Jukebox Awards and Song of the Year at the 1996 RPM Big Country Music Awards.

4. Girl Crush

Next, we revisit Little Big Town’s song ‘Girl Crush,’ which Clarkson sang in 2014, the same year the group debuted the song. She easily nailed the country group’s quartets of voices. The song won many awards, including two Grammy Awards for Best Country Duo/Group Performance and Best Country Song. It also went to Quintuple Platinum in the US.  

5. Stand By Your Man

Finally, we wrap up the list with a classic. Tammy Wynette’s 1968 song, ‘Stand By Your Man,’ was remade by Clarkson in 2012 at a show at the Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana. She sang this with only the help of an acoustic guitar. In 1970 ‘Stand By Your Man’ won Wynette a Grammy Award for the Best Female Country Vocal Performance. In addition, the iconic song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. 

[H/T Taste of Country]