WATCH: Kelly Clarkson Kicks Up Her Heels with Vivacious ‘Footloose’ Cover

Kelly Clarkson is kicking off the weekend with a fun-filled cover of “Footloose.” The superstar performed the iconic Kenny Loggins…


Lauren Jo Black

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April 8, 2022


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Kelly Clarkson; Photo by Weiss Eubanks, NBCUniversal

Kelly Clarkson is kicking off the weekend with a fun-filled cover of “Footloose.”

The superstar performed the iconic Kenny Loggins hit during The Kelly Clarkson Show on Friday (April 8).

Along with her band, Y’all, the Texas native delivered a rousing rendition of “Footloose” as members of the audience danced and sang along.

“Footloose” was written by Loggins with Dean Pitchford. I was released in 1984 and was featured in the film of the same name. The multi-week chart-topper was later recorded by country superstar Blake Shelton for the remake of the movie in 2011.

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.” 

Kelly Clarkson; Photo by Weiss Eubanks, NBCUniversal
Kelly Clarkson; Photo by Weiss Eubanks, NBCUniversal

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.

Fans can catch Kelly Clarkson on NBC’s American Song Contest, where she serves as co-host alongside Snoop Dogg. The new reality series airs Mondays 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.