Kelly Clarkson Slayed This Cody Johnson Cover And Fans Are Begging For The Full Version

“I want the full version 🔥,” one YouTube user pleaded.


Lauren Jo Black

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November 8, 2022


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Kelly Clarkson honored Cody Johnson with a special ‘Kellyoke’ cover of his chart-topping hit, “‘Til You Can’t” during The Kelly Clarkson Show.

On Tuesday (Nov. 8), the Emmy-award-winning daytime talk show host paid homage to her fellow Texas native with the performance alongside her band, Y’all.

“If you got a chance, take it, take it while you got a chance / If you got a dream, chase it, ’cause a dream won’t chase you back / If you’re gonna love somebody / Hold ’em as long and as strong and as close as you can / ‘Til you can’t,” Clarkson sang from her stage inside The Kelly Clarkson Show studio. 

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Sporting a colorful maxi dress adorned with hearts and stars, Clarkson delivered a flawless rentition of the inspiring song. 

Once again, fans called for her to record a country album within the comments section. 

“I pray one day she does a country album. She’s made for it,” wrote one YouTube user, while another shared, “Okay I need a country album asap.” 

Kelly Clarkson; Photo by: Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal
Kelly Clarkson; Photo by: Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal

Another user admitted that the Cody Johnson song tugged at her heartstrings.

“Wow! Kelly nailed it, but the lyrics to this song made me emotional,” she wrote. 

In March, Johnson celebrated his first No.1 and multi-week No.1 single at mainstream country radio when “‘Til You Can’t” topped both the Mediabase Country Airplay Chart and the Billboard Country Airplay chart. 

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Produced by Trent Willmon and co-written by Ben Stennis and Matthew J. Rogers, “‘Til You Can’t” is the lead single on Johnson’s latest project, Human: The Double Album.

“‘Til You Can’t” is currently nominated for CMA Single of the Year and CMA Music Video of the Year. 

Clarkson and Johnson are both scheduled to take the stage at the 2022 CMA Awards to perform. Clarkson will join Kelsea Ballerini and Carly Pearce to deliver the live debut of “You’re Drunk, Go Home” and Johnson will perform “‘Til You Can’t.” 

The 56th Annual CMA Awards will take place on Wednesday (Nov. 9) in Nashville, Tennessee at Bridgestone Arena and will broadcast live on ABC at 8/7c. 

Kelly Clarkson; Photo by: Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal
THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW — Episode J025 — Pictured: Kelly Clarkson — (Photo by: Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal)

Clarkson has shared a variety of covers during the “Kellyoke” segment of The Kelly Clarkson Show, including renditions of Blake Shelton‘s “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking,” Billy Currington’s “Let Me Down Easy,” Pam Tillis’ “Maybe It Was Memphis,” Wynonna’s “No One Else On Earth” and Jo Dee Messina’s “Heads Carolina, Tails California.

Other “Kellyoke” segments have also featured covers of Blake Shelton, Johnny Cash, Lady A, Rascal Flatts, Travis Tritt, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood and Kelsea Ballerini (just to name a few).

The Kelly Clarkson Show, which was recently renewed for an additional two seasons extending the show to 2025, returned in September with appearances by Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton.

“Kelly Clarkson is one of the brightest stars of our time,” NBCUniversal Executive Vice President of Syndicated Studios, Tracie Wilson, said. “With more than 500 hours viewed on broadcast, cable and digital platforms since its launch, ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ has been a home for stories that entertain, inspire important conversations and connect with loyal viewers across multiple generations in meaningful ways. Together, with our best-in-class producing team, we’ll continue to build on the show’s success and legacy.”

Check local listings for airtimes for The Kelly Clarkson Show.

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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.