Kelly Clarkson is such a closeted country music star. The Texas native has re-recorded her radio hit “Mr. Know It All” and added some southern flavor to it.
Basically, the new version just has a hint of twang and she just 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.
The song will be available on April 3 to buy on iTunes and Kelly broke the news on her twitter, revealing that musician Dan Huff produced the cover and then wrote, “I hope y’all like it! I had a lot of fun re-cutting the song and getting the opportunity to work with Dann!”
The new version is awesome. If you like Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood, or the Pistol Annies, you will LOVE her track. Also those are exactly the three country artists I know how to name-drop.
The instrumentals in the country version have changed from electronic drum kits to “country strings” like Banjos and 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.
Maybe Kelly was inspired to do the track because of her new beau, Brandon Blackstock, who is country singer Reba McEntire’s step-son.
Kelly is no stranger to the country world. Her duet with Jason Aldean was nominated for a Grammy this year and she recorded a duet with Reba McEntire in 2007 on Kelly’s hit song “Because Of You.”