Kelly Clarkson Sings “Carrying Your Love With Me” In Ode To George Strait

Kelly Clarkson Sings “Carrying Your Love With Me” In Ode To George Strait | Classic Country Music | Legendary Stories and Songs Videos

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Kelly Clarkson Honors George Strait With “Kellyoke” Cover Of His #1 Hit “Carrying Your Love With Me”

A few years ago, Kelly Clarkson used the popular “Kellyoke” segment of her talk show to honor “The King of Country,” George Strait. She covered his iconic song “You Look So Good in Love,” and fans were enchanted by her performance.

Since then, fans have been waiting to see if Clarkson would cover another one of Strait’s songs on her talk show.


Finally, nearly three years later, Clarkson honored Strait with a new “Kellyoke” performance. This time, she opted to cover his #1 hit from 1997, “Carrying Your Love with Me.”

“Carrying Your Love with Me” was written by Steve Bogard and Jeff Stevens. Strait released the song as the second single from his album of the same title.

Kelly Clarkson honored George Strait by performing his song "Carrying Your Love with Me," which was featured on his album of the same name. This is the cover art for that album.
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“Carrying Your Love with Me” reached the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It ranked at the #3 spot on the year-end Country Songs chart for 1997. The track was certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA in 2022.

The song also led Strait to a Grammy nomination in the Best Male Country Vocal Performance category at the 1998 Grammy Awards. Vince Gill ended up winning the award for “Pretty Little Adriana.”

Fans React To Kelly’s Cover Of “Carrying Your Love With Me”

Since “Carrying Your Love with Me” is one of the most beloved songs in Strait’s catalog, Clarkson made sure to do it justice. She kept the song country, and true to its original style.

Fans loved hearing Clarkson’s take on Strait’s classic song. Some of the reactions to her cover were:

“Who thinks that she should record a country album!!!!”

“Keep teasing us with these country covers. Gorgeous tone, I’m melting.”

“Texas girl paying homage to a fellow great Texan! Wonderful rendition Kelly…”

“She so Amazing, seriously she can sing anything! Just so beautiful.”

“George Strait would be so proud. Beautiful Job Kelly.”

“This was one of my Grandpa’s favorite songs. Kelly, this was beautiful.”

“I’d love for Kelly to release a country album!!!”

Now, you too can enjoy Kelly Clarkson’s ode to George Strait in the video below. Which one of his songs would you like to hear her sing next?

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