George Strait’s #1 hit song “Carrying Your Love With Me” is covered by Kelly Clarkson as a tribute in her song “Kellyoke.”

A few years ago, Kelly Clarkson honored George Strait, dubbed “The King of Country,” by having the well-liked “Kellyoke” part of her talk show. Fans were mesmerized by her rendition of his hit song, “You Look So Good in Love,” which she covered.

Ever since, fans have been anticipating whether Clarkson would perform a different Strait song on her talk program.

At last, over three years thereafter, Clarkson paid tribute to Strait with a brand-new “Kellyoke” performance. This time, she chose to cover “Carrying Your Love with Me,” his 1997 #1 hit song.

Writing “Carrying Your Love with Me” were Jeff Stevens and Steve Bogard. The song was made available as the second single from Strait’s eponymous album.

It peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs list with “Carrying Your Love with Me.” On the 1997 Country Songs year-end chart, it came in at number three. In 2022, the RIAA certified the song twice platinum.

In addition, Strait received a Grammy nomination for the song in the 1998 Grammy Awards’ Best Male Country Vocal Performance category. In the end, Vince Gill took home the prize for “Pretty Little Adriana.”

Kelly’s Cover of “Carrying Your Love With Me” Gets Responses From Fans

Clarkson made sure to do “Carrying Your Love with Me” justice, since it’s one of the most beloved songs in Strait’s repertoire. She maintained the song’s original style while keeping it country.

Audiences cherished seeing Clarkson perform Strait’s timeless tune. Following her cover, some of the responses were:

“Who believes she ought to put out a country album?!”

“Never stop taunting us with these national covers. Beautiful tone, I’m in love.

“Texas girl honoring another outstanding Texan! Fantastic performance, Kelly.

“She is truly amazing; she can sing anything!” Simply stunning.

“How proud George Strait would be. Fantastic Work, Kelly.

One of my grandfather’s favorite songs was this one. Kelly, you did a really lovely job.

“I hope Kelly releases a country album soon!”

You can now watch the video below to enjoy Kelly Clarkson’s tribute to George Strait. Which of his tunes do you want to hear her perform next?