WATCH: Fans Are Going Crazy For Kelly Clarkson’s Sassy ’90s Country Cover

Kelly Clarkson covered a ’90s country classic during a recent episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show and fans are loving…


Lauren Jo Black

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March 21, 2022


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Kelly Clarkson covered a ’90s country classic during a recent episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show and fans are loving it. 

The superstar put her own spin on Terri Clark‘s “Better Things To Do” for the Kellyoke segment of her show. The Texas native had toes tapping throughout the sassy song and even caught the attention of Clark with her impressive performance. 

“Kelly!! This is SO amazing. 👏,” Clark shared in the comments section on YouTube.

The YouTube video received hundreds of comments from fans who praised Clarkson’s performance. 

“Her voice is unstoppable, hope she [gives] us a country album,” wrote one fan, while another shared, “I freaking love this song and she slayed it as usual.” 

“Better Things To Do” was released in 1995 as Clark’s debut single and lead release from her self-titled debut album. It became a Top 5 hit in the U.S. and Canada, peaking at No.3 on both charts. 

The song was written by Clark alongside Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters.

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

Clarkson shares a variety of covers during the “Kellyoke” segment of her show, including a recent rendition of Blake Shelton‘s “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking” and Faith Hill‘s “Let’s Go To Vegas.” 

She has previously performed songs such as 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.

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

Check local listings for airtimes for The Kelly Clarkson Show.


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Fans can catch Kelly Clarkson on NBC’s American Song Contest, where she is set to serve as co-host alongside Snoop Dogg. The new reality series premieres on Monday, March 21 at 8/7c on NBC. 

More information about the show can be found HERE.

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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.