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Kelly Clarkson Covers Trisha Yearwood’s ‘Walkaway Joe’

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We’re not sure if Kelly Clarkson is trying to tease us by putting on smashing renditions of country classics, or if she just really loves the genre as much as we do. Clarkson once again proved that she has the chops to fully switch from pop music to country at will when she performed Trisha Yearwood‘s ‘Walkaway Joe’ this week.

“If I screw this song up, you have no idea,” Clarkson told the audience at the Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta, Ga. on Wednesday (Aug. 8 ) while nervously trying to introduce the song. “This woman is my favorite singer in the entire world. Her voice is like crystal, and I’m sweating so much. I’m gonna cover her song, and I can’t believe I’m gonna do it. Anybody like Trisha Yearwood here?”

As soon as the crowd learned that the ‘Mr. Know It All’ hitmaker was going to sing one of Yearwood’s songs, they screamed and shouted.

“I’m just saying, her voice is, like, straight from God. Mine was, like, bypassed by seven others,” Clarkson continued.

The former ‘Idol’ winner quickly proved that her voice is nothing to sneeze at, either — even if she doesn’t think it sounds like crystal. Her gorgeous delivery of ‘Walkaway Joe’ was the perfect way to showcase the range of her beautiful singing voice with a country tinge.

Clarkson’s latest foray into covering country classics comes just a few weeks after she put on ‘Wide Open Spaces‘ for an enthusiastic audience in Murphy, Calif. The notoriously pop singer is closely tied to the country music scene lately, having released a twangy version of her hit song ‘Mr. Know It All’ earlier this year. Oh, and the fact that she’s dating Reba McEntire‘s stepson. Clarkson’s beau, Brandon Blackstock, is also manager to Blake Shelton.

We don’t know if the talented singer will ever split her crossover cards to go country all the way, but we do know that she has what it takes to break into the scene.

Next: See Kelly Clarkson in Her 'Idol' Days

Watch Kelly Clarkson Cover Trisha Yearwood’s ‘Walkaway Joe’

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