Kelly Clarkson Shares Stunning Cover of Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Rainbow’

Kelly Clarkson delivered a beautiful cover of Kacey Musgraves’ “Rainbow” on The Kelly Clarkson Show on Friday (Jan. 8).  The…


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January 8, 2021


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Kelly Clarkson delivered a beautiful cover of Kacey Musgraves’ “Rainbow” on The Kelly Clarkson Show on Friday (Jan. 8). 

The superstar performed the hopeful tune as part of her fan-favorite “Kellyoke” segment on her talk show. 

Clarkson’s powerful vocals shined bright throughout the song, which serves as a message of hope to anyone experiencing tough times. 

“‘Cause the sky has finally opened/ The rain and wind stopped blowin’/ But you’re stuck out in the same ol’ storm again/ You hold tight to your umbrella/ Well, darlin’, I’m just tryin’ to tell ya/ That there’s always been a rainbow hangin’ over your head,” goes the chorus. 

“Rainbow” was released as the fifth single from Musgraves’ GRAMMY-winning album, Golden Hour. The song was nominated for Song of the Year at the CMA Awards and Single of the Year at the ACM Awards.

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 “Rainbow.” 

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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.