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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.”