Kelly Clarkson Is Recording An Entire Country Album

Sep 12th, 2013 // 3 Comments

A year without a Kelly Clarkson is, well, a cruel and unbearable drought, which is why it’s good that Clarkson gave fans something to tide them over with her country single “Tie It Up” and upcoming holiday album Wrapped In Red. But the Almighty Kellegend has another trick up her sleeve, too: In a radio interview this week, she admitted that she’s working on a full-length country album — and it’s already “almost finished.” In a word: ?!?!?!?!?!?!

Yes, the dulcet-piped songstress is turning out an entire LP of country tunes: “We’ve made almost a whole record,” she said. “We haven’t finished because I’m on tour, but we’ve made a whole record I’ll end up releasing.” But nonetheless, it’s just a diversion for her, not an entire sonic shift: “With Jewel and Sheryl Crow, they kinda quit in pop and came over to country,” she said. “I love both. I don’t necessarily know if I have one foot in it and one foot in the other.”

“Tie It Up” isn’t my personal favorite from Kelly — it’s a little honky-tonk, a little cartoonish for my personal sensibilities — but imagining a Clarkson record rendered with the withering wit of Kacey Musgraves or Taylor Swift‘s finely drawn details? It’s a dream come true.

As the famous patriot Patrick Henry once said: Give me country Kelly or give me death.

[via Fuse]



  1. Girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. Pop career OK for now, but can see it fading as songs become more and more repetitive. Country new territory for her – maybe folks will give it a try.

  2. John

    She lives in Nashville, she’s been nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year two years in a row by multiple Country music awards, she’s been on four country singles (“Don’t Rush,” “Don’t You Wanna Stay” and her Reba duet version of “Because of You” being the first three), and she is marrying the stepson of Reba McEntire and son of her manager who primarily works with Country artists. The math on this one is pretty easy.

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