Kelly Clarkson Puts An Emotional Spin On Lady A’s ‘Need You Now’

Kelly Clarkson shared a stunning cover of Lady A’s Grammy-winning hit, “Need You Now” and fans are loving it. The…


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November 27, 2020


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Kelly Clarkson; Photos Courtesy The Kelly Clarkson Show

Kelly Clarkson shared a stunning cover of Lady A’s Grammy-winning hit, “Need You Now” and fans are loving it.

The superstar released the performance earlier this week as part of the “Kellyoke” segment on The Kelly Clarkson Show.

Clarkson’s pristine vocals took center stage during the performance as she was accompanied by a single piano player. While the arrangement was similar to the original, Clarkson’s rendition was performed more like a ballad and somehow felt even more emotional than Lady A’s version.

“Need You Now” was written by Lady A’s Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood alongside Josh Kear. It remains the trio’s most successful single to date and is a multi-week chart-topper. In 2011, “Need You Now” won four Grammy awards, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

Click below to watch Kelly Clarkson sing “Need You Now.”

This performance is one of several country covers Clarkson has shared in recent weeks, following Billy Currington’s “Let Me Down Easy,” Faith Hill’s “It Matters To Me,” Pam Tillis’ “Maybe It Was Memphis,” Wynonna’s “No One Else On Earth” and Jo Dee Messina’s “Heads Carolina, Tails California.

Previous “Kellyoke” segments have featured covers of Blake SheltonJohnny Cash, Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, Travis Tritt, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood and Kelsea Ballerini (just to name a few).

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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 and her work being featured on 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.