Kelly Clarkson Shares Stunning Cover of Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Rainbow’

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

Kelly Clarkson delivered a beautiful cover of Kacey Musgraves’ “Rainbow” on The Kelly Clarkson Show on Friday (Jan. 8). 

The superstar performed the hopeful tune as part of her fan-favorite “Kellyoke” segment on her talk show. 

Clarkson’s powerful vocals shined bright throughout the song, which serves as a message of hope to anyone experiencing tough times. 

“‘Cause the sky has finally opened/ The rain and wind stopped blowin’/ But you’re stuck out in the same ol’ storm again/ You hold tight to your umbrella/ Well, darlin’, I’m just tryin’ to tell ya/ That there’s always been a rainbow hangin’ over your head,” goes the chorus. 

“Rainbow” was released as the fifth single from Musgraves’ GRAMMY-winning album, Golden Hour. The song was nominated for Song of the Year at the CMA Awards and Single of the Year at the ACM Awards. 

This performance is one of several country covers Clarkson has shared on the show, including Billy Currington’s “Let Me Down Easy,” Faith Hill’s “It Matters To Me,” Pam Tillis’ “Maybe It Was Memphis,” Wynonna’s “No One Else On Earth” and Jo Dee Messina’s “Heads Carolina, Tails California.

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

Click above to watch Kelly Clarkson perform “Rainbow.”