Clarkson delivered her take on Willie Nelson’s 1975 song during a recent segment of “Kellyoke.”
“The Kelly Clarkson Show”
One of the most unique aspects of “The Kelly Clarkson Show” takes place during “Kellyoke.” The famous singer covers some of her favorite tunes by other artists. In the past, she’s performed music by Aerosmith, Chris Stapleton, and The Beach Boys. Seeing as country is one of her favorite genres, Clarkson often pays tribute to the sound and performers who came before her.
The Emmy-winning talk show host and Grammy-winning artist delivers a beautiful and warm sound to the well-known country hit.
During her performance of “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain,” she is accompanied by her band “Y’all” as they play the guitar, cello, and accordion. Clarkson brings the country music song to life while on stage. She belts out the words while giving just the right amount of twang in her vocals.
Her performance is being enjoyed by many viewers, and Clarkson is receiving praise for the cover on social media.
Comments on the TV show’s Twitter feed include, “You just made Willie proud! Awesome job!” and “I am swooning over this goddess voice.”
It seems Clarkson is making many country music enthusiasts happy with her strong vocals helping the song soar on daytime TV.
This isn’t the first time Kelly Clarkson has performed one of Willie’s songs during “Kellyoke.” She lovingly paid tribute to the country legend before by singing other classics on her show, including “Always On My Mind.”
“Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain”
The single was first brought to life by Roy Acuff in 1947. Over the years, a number of artists covered the track, such as Hank Williams Sr., Elvis, and Conway Twitty. However, Willie Nelson breathed a fresh new life into the tune in 1975. The outlaw country artist recorded “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain” for his Red Headed Stranger album.