Though she typically focuses on the classics through The Kelly Clarkson Show's Kellyoke segments, the program's namesake sometimes uses the platform to give her stamp of approval to some of today's top stars. Recently, Clarkson celebrated the artistry of Lainey Wilson by covering her hit "Watermelon Moonshine."
Clarkson and her hot band were true to the original, delivering a piano-driven, acoustic and steel guitar-accompanied rendition that backed Clarkson's soaring, emotive vocals.
Ahead of an Aug. 5 "Heart Like a Truck" cover during her Las Vegas residency, Clarkson heaped truckloads of praise on Wilson.
"This next song that we're going to do is a country song and I love this artist and this is really hard for me to say, because not shaming any artist, but I tend to love like '80s and '90s country that's just what I grew up on," Clarkson said. "So I love it and I love anything that sounds like or that is a derivative of it. I love it. There's this new artist, I had her on my show and I fell in love with her and her name is Lainey Wilson."
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