Kelly Clarkson Confirms Brett Eldredge Christmas Collab, ‘Under the Mistletoe’

It’s official – Kelly Clarkson is teaming up with Brett Eldredge on a Christmas song and it’s being released before…

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Lauren Jo Black

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October 22, 2020

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Kelly Clarkson; Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images, Brett Eldredge; Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

It’s official – Kelly Clarkson is teaming up with Brett Eldredge on a Christmas song and it’s being released before the end of the month.

The superstar previously teased the collab, but confirmed it on Thursday via social media, writing, “Told y’all Christmas is coming early.”

The superstar initially shared the news during an extensive interview on NBC’s “Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist” podcast. After revealing plans to release a new, full-length album next year, Clarkson revealed that she has two new Christmas songs on the way for the upcoming holiday season.

“I actually have a couple Christmas things dropping too, that were very random,” she said at the time. “A duet with Brett Eldredge, who I love, that I wrote, and a cover song. So it’s like an A/B side thing that’s coming out for Christmas.”

The three-time Grammy winner went on to share that she decided to release something for the holidays in an effort to hold fans over until more new music comes out in 2021.

“Fans are always asking, ‘can you just drop anything?’ Everyone is sad. Everyone is feeling it,” she said, adding that her fans are telling her, “The world has gone to crap, can you just release something?”

As of Thursday, Clarkson has yet to announce the release of a second Christmas single.

“Under the Mistletoe,” featuring Kelly Clarkson and Brett Eldredge, will be released on Wednesday, October 28.

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.