The performance featured the Texas native singing the popular country hit while backed by her band and a backup singers. With her powerhouse vocals on full display, Clarkson delivered an impressive cover of the hit, once again proving she can sing just about anything.
“A Broken Wing” was co-written by James House alongside Sam Hogin and Phil Barnhart and appears as the second single on McBride’s 1997 album, Evolution. The song then went on to earn McBride her second No. 1 single in January 1998.
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.
Click above to watch Kelly Clarkson perform “A Broken Wing.”