Kelly Clarkson’s Country Flair Shines in “Kellyoke” with Lainey Wilson’s “Smell Like Smoke”

Kelly Clarkson once again showcased her country roots in a recent “Kellyoke” segment on The Kelly Clarkson Show, performing a cover of Lainey Wilson’s “Smell Like Smoke.” With her band, My Band Y’all, Clarkson delivered a powerful rendition of the song, highlighting her love for country music.

“Kellyoke” has become a staple of Clarkson’s show, where she covers songs from various genres. However, country music often takes center stage, reflecting her personal affinity for the genre. This particular performance was timely, following Lainey Wilson’s appearance on the show earlier in the week. While Clarkson usually performs solo in these segments, she seized the opportunity to collaborate with Wilson on her latest track, “Country’s Cool Again.”

Lainey Wilson, a rising star in country music, recently released “Country’s Cool Again,” a single that celebrates the resurgence of country culture. The song draws from Wilson’s childhood experiences and the current popularity of cowboy culture. The single also shares its name with Wilson’s upcoming tour, which begins in Nashville on May 31 and will visit 37 cities across the country.

Watch Kelly Clarkson’s rendition of “Smell Like Smoke” by Lainey Wilson below.