Kelly Clarkson Takes on Brandi Carlile’s Soaring ‘The Story’ for ‘Kellyoke’ [WATCH]
Kelly Clarkson brought sweeping vocal range and elegantly acrobatic melodies to her latest episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, where she covered Brandi Carlile's "The Story" during the show's "Kellyoke" segment. Press play above to watch!
Wearing a shimmering black dress and standing simply at a microphone, Clarkson didn't need to add any bells and whistles to this performance. Carlile's anthemic ballad brings plenty, all on its own. The crowd clapped along as Clarkson soared her way through the song's chorus, erupting in applause as soon as she finished her performance.
Carlile's original rendition of the song came out in 2007, off of her album of the same title, and remains one of her signature songs to date. Clarkson's take on "The Story" is the latest in a string of covers she's been performing during the "Kellyoke" portion of her new talk show.
In fact, "Kellyoke"'s inception began even before The Kelly Clarkson Show aired, when Clarkson previewed her new project with a promo that included her take on Dolly Parton's iconic "9 to 5." Since the show's September debut, the hits have kept on coming: Shania Twain's "Any Man of Mine," Christina Aguilera's "Ain't No Other Man," Britney Spears' "'Till the World Ends" and Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats" have all gotten the "Kellyoke" treatment.
Not long before her cover of Twain's '90s hit, Clarkson expressed her disappointment of the decline in gender equality at country radio since the '90s in a YouTube Q&A. This time around, she turns her attention to one of the genre's most impactful artists in the realm of supporting women in country music. Carlile's championship of women in music is comprehensive; she has produced music by Tanya Tucker, Candi Carpenter and the Secret Sisters, helmed the all-female Girls Just Wanna Weekend and became one fourth of the Highwomen, a supergroup devoted to lifting up women's voices in country.
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