Kelly Clarkson Takes Fans to the Honky Tonk with Classic Joe Diffie Cover

Kelly Clarkson; Photo Courtesy The Kelly Clarkson Show
Kelly Clarkson; Photo Courtesy The Kelly Clarkson Show
Kelly Clarkson; Photo Courtesy The Kelly Clarkson Show

Kelly Clarkson transported viewers of The Kelly Clarkson Show to a honky tonk with her latest Kellyoke cover of Joe Diffie’s “Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die).” 

The superstar showcased her Texas twang throughout the classic country song and delivered a cover that the late Joe Diffie would surely approve of. 

Released in 1993, “Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)” was the second single from Diffie’s Honky Tonk Attitude album. It peaked at No.3 at country radio and is one of his signature hits. Diffie passed away in 2020 at the age of 61. 

Clarkson’s performance of “Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)” is one of several country covers she 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 Reba, Blake SheltonMartina McBrideJohnny 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 Joe Diffie’s “Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die).”