Kelly Clarkson has always walked a fine line between pop star and a possible country music star. She’s never really done a country album, but she could and she should.
Her duet with country musician Jason Aldean, “Don’t You Wanna Stay” is blowing up the Grammy nominations and also various country music awards, so it’s about time for Kelly Clarkson to realize that country music fans adore her.
So, in honor of her country fans, she has re-released a “country” version of her single, “Mr. Know It All.”
The only change in her voice from the original to the country version is that she picked up just the tiniest hit of twang and really emphasized the “y’all” in “Ain’t it something y’all.” Like she used to say, “y’all” and now she’s singing “y’aaalll” like she’s chewing on a piece of hay.
Also, the instrumentals in the country version have changed from electronic drum kits to “country strings” like Banjos and electronic violins and stuff like that. I may have even detected the sound of a spoon slapping against a knee. Might have even heard someone blowing into a jug in the instrumentals of this new song.
The song hasn’t been released to country radio stations, but she probably should. She’s got a similar appeal as Miranda Lambert, you know like, girl-power, blonde on brown highlights, and leather boots with jeans kind of appeal?
What do you think of this new version of Kelly Clarkson’s “Mr. Know It All?”