Kelly Clarkson Puts Her Own Spin On Dan + Shay’s ‘Tequila’ Kelly Clarkson covered Dan + Shay’s mega-hit “Tequila” on her popular “Kellyoke” segment in a pre-taped episode of The…


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April 7, 2020


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Kelly Clarkson covered Dan + Shay’s mega-hit “Tequila” on her popular “Kellyoke” segment in a pre-taped episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show.

The just-released clip finds the vocal powerhouse putting her own spin on the chart-topping hit, which was written by Dan Smyers, Nicolle Galyon and Jordan Reynolds. “Tequila” was crowned with the Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance at the 61st Grammy Awards as well as Single and Song of the Year at the 54th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

Dan + Shay have a history with Clarkson as they enlisted her for “Keeping Score,” a collaboration on their self-titled third studio album. The artists joined forces to perform the song on the 2019 ACM Awards.

Previous “Kellyoke” segments have featured Clarkson covering songs such as Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats,” Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” and Shania Twain’s “Any Man Of Mine.”

Clarkson is currently practicing social distancing while residing at her family’s ranch in Montana. The superstar has been checking in with fans often via social media and is gearing up to release a brand new song called “I Dare You” on April 16.

Click above to watch Clarkson cover “Tequila.”

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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.