Kelly Clarkson’s Vocals Shine with Stunning Vince Gill Cover

Kelly Clarkson covered the legendary Vince Gill on the latest episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show during her Kellyoke segment. …


Lauren Jo Black

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July 5, 2021


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Kelly Clarkson covered the legendary Vince Gill on the latest episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show during her Kellyoke segment. 

The superstar showcased her vocal prowess throughout the classic country song and delivered a cover that Vince Gill would surely approve of.

Released in 1994 as the lead single from Gill’s When Love Finds You Album, “Whenever You Come Around” reached the N0.2 spot at country radio and has gone on to become one of his signature hits. Gill co-wrote the song alongside Pete Wasner.

Clarkson’s performance of “Whenever You Come Around” is one of several country covers she has shared on the show, including Joe Diffie’s “Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die),” 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 RebaBlake 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 Vince Gill’s “Whenever You Come Around.” 

The Kelly Clarkson Show recently won three daytime Emmy Awards and premiered as the most watched talk show in seven years. By the fall of 2022, the show will headline daytime TV in leading time periods. 

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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.