Kelly Clarkson Puts Texas Twang On Full Display With Tanya Tucker Cover

Kelly Clarkson tipped her hat to Tanya Tucker on Monday’s episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show.  The superstar served up…


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January 25, 2021


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Kelly Clarkson; Photo Courtesy The Kelly Clarkson Show

Kelly Clarkson tipped her hat to Tanya Tucker on Monday’s episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show

The superstar served up a sassy cover of “It’s A Little Too Late” during the “Kellyoke” segment of the popular talk show, showcasing her powerful pipes and Texas twang. 

“Turn the jukebox up throw some sawdust down/ I’m too far gone to turn this heart around/ I may be wrong but I don’t want out/ Well it’s a little too late to do the right thing now,” Clarkson sings while backed by her studio band. 

Tucker released “It’s A Little Too Late” in January 1993 as the second single from her Can’t Run from Yourself album. The song reached the No.2 spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart (now Hot Country Songs Chart).

This performance is one of several country covers Clarkson has shared on the show, including 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, Lady A, Rascal Flatts, Travis Tritt, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood and Kelsea Ballerini (just to name a few).

Click above to watch Kelly Clarkson perform “It’s A Little Too Late.” 

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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.