WATCH: Kelly Clarkson Stuns With Cover Of Faith Hill’s ‘Breathe’

Kelly Clarkson put her iconic vocals on full display with a stunning cover of Faith Hill’s “Breathe” during the “Kellyoke”…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 26, 2022


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Kelly Clarkson put her iconic vocals on full display with a stunning cover of Faith Hill’s “Breathe” during the “Kellyoke” segment of The Kelly Clarkson Show on Monday (Sept. 26).

With her musical director, Jason Halbert, on piano, Clarkson shared a goosebumps-inducing rendition of the chart-topping hit from a dimly lit set. 

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

Clarkson’s performance of “Breathe” drew praise from viewers who applauded the Texas native’s ability to sing any genre of music. 

“Here she goes just raising the bar again,” wrote one YouTube user, while another shared, “Kelly has a great talent.  She can sing different types of songs.  God has blessed her.”

Co-written by Stephanie Bentley and Holly Lamar, “Breathe” was released in October of 1999 as the lead single and title track from Hill’s fourth studio album. The song went on to become Hill’s seventh No.1 on the country charts and crossed over to pop radio as well. 

“Breathe” was later named the 27th most successful song of the 2000s by Billboard.

This isn’t the first time Kelly Clarkson has covered Faith Hill. She previously shared a rendition of Hill‘s “Let’s Go To Vegas” and “It Matters To Me” on Kellyoke.   

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

Hill appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show in June of 2022 where she joined the Emmy-winning talk show host to chat about her role on 1883 alongside her husband and fellow country superstar, Tim McGraw. 

During her appearance, Hill revealed that she almost quit acting after her experience filming the 2004 film, The Stepford Wives.

“My career took off, no time, had babies, and I had done a couple of things,” Hill said at the time. “I did Stepford Wives with an amazing cast. But it wasn’t the best experience, so I said I will never ever, ever, ever, ever do another one, a movie.”

When Clarkson asked why it wasn’t the best experience, Hill shared, “Because it’s so long. The waiting for me …”

She added, “I have to be busy, doing stuff. Then I did an independent thing called Dixieland [in 2017]. I read a lot of scripts over the years but nothing hit me or the timing wasn’t right.”

When Hill read the script for 1883, everything changed. 

“The script was so well written,” Hill said. “I had honestly never read anything like that. So we made the decision to do it.”

Click below to re-live Kelly Clarkson’s interview with Faith Hill. 

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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.

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

The Kelly Clarkson show returned this month with appearances by Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton. 
Check local listings for airtimes for The Kelly Clarkson Show.

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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.