Eight Kelly Clarkson Country Music Duets

She Just Fits Right In

Although Kelly Clarkson has never made a country album, she has dipped her toe into the country music world quite a bit. And whether it was a recorded song, a performance on an award show or a surprise guest onstage – Clarkson pairs well with country’s finest. Take a look back at her most successful, memorable and downright fantastic country duets.

  1. Aldean and Clarkson first performed their duet during the CMA Awards in 2010. In February of 2011, the song hit No. 1 on Billboard’s hot country songs chart and won single of the year and vocal event of the year at the ACM Awards the following year.

  2. Reba gave us all a gift in 2007 when she released Reba: Duets. Clarkson appeared on the album with a re-recorded version of her hit song “Because of You.” The song received a nomination for best vocal country collaboration at the Grammy Awards and peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s hot country songs chart.

  3. Martina McBride and Kelly Clarkson during CMT Giants Honoring Reba McEntire - Show at Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic) Chris Polk/Getty Images
    In 2006, McBride and Clarkson came together to sing one of Reba McEntire’s most famous duets, “Does He Love You” during CMT Giants. And while I cannot find any video evidence of this performance, you will have to take my word that the ladies did a phenomenal job. Not many artists could stand their ground against the original McEntire and Linda Davis version, but McBride and Clarkson sure did.

  4. ”How Blue” and “Fancy” With Miranda Lambert

    NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 15: Recording artists Miranda Lambert (L) and Kelly Clarkson perform onstage during the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards at Music City Center on December 15, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for dcp) Christopher Polk/Getty Images
    In 2014, Clarkson honored McEntire once again, but this time with Miranda Lambert. McEntire even joined them onstage halfway through “Fancy.” It was an unforgettable moment during the American Country Countdown Awards.

  5. ”Ain’t Goin’ Down (‘Til the Sun Comes Up)” With Trisha Yearwood

    NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08:  Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood point at each other after a performance at LP Field during the 2013 CMA Music Festival on June 8, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon IV/WireImage) Frederick Breedon IV/Getty Images
    Clarkson delightfully surprised fans when she started to sing Garth Brooks’ “Ain’t Going Down (Til’ the Sun Comes Up)” during the CMA Music Festival in 2013. Then, she took things to the next level when she invited Yearwood onstage to sing with her.

  6. “Silent Night” With Reba McEntire and Trisha Yearwood

    The decision to add Yearwood and McEntire to this traditional track was a great one. These three ladies combine their voices to bring you Christmas spirit at its best.

  7. Clarkson and Gill first performed this song live during the CMA Awards in 2012. The Grammy nominated song was featured on Clarkson’s Greatest Hits – Chapter One album.

  8. ”Prizefighter” With Trisha Yearwood

    KELLY CLARKSON'S CAUTIONARY CHRISTMAS MUSIC TALE -- Pictured: (l-r) Trisha Yearwood, Kelly Clarkson -- (Photo by: Justin Lubin/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) Justin Lubin/Getty Images
    Yearwood chose Clarkson to appear on the title track of her greatest hits album PrizeFighter: Hit After Hit. As you can already see the two have collaborated quite a bit, proving they work great together.
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