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Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, and Carly Pearce Perfectly Harmonized at the CMA Awards

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By Jackie Manno
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The 2022 CMA Awards were held on Wednesday, November 9 and truly didn’t disappoint. Please see: When a very special Texas native, Kelly Clarkson, appeared onstage to sing with country stars Kelsea Ballerini and Carly Pearce.

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During a performance of “You're Drunk, Go Home,” Ballerini stood on a circular stage to sing the humorous lyrics. “I bet you still live with your mama, down in her basement, tryin' to be Nirvana, playing with your guitar all afternoon,” she crooned with sass.

Then, when the chorus hit, Clarkson and Pearce joined onstage, and they all sang in unison. “The way you're slurring and the way you stumble, ain't no way you're gonna get my number, hey, walk away, so me and my girls can do our thing,” they sang, looking like they were having a great time.

“Yeah, I know you're a Virgo, that's the third time you told me, Just 'cause I am too doesn't mean that you know me,” Pearce continued with her solo.

“You're just a dog and barking up the wrong damn tree,” Clarkson then sang defiantly, hitting a sustained note as the audience cheered. The three then repeated the chorus, harmonizing seamlessly before the song broke into an epic guitar and piano solo.

“You ain't nothin' but a dive bar Romeo,” Clarkson belted toward the end of the song, tilting her head back. “You’re drunk, go home,” they finished the tune on an upbeat note.

To see Kelly Clarkson honor her roots with more awesome country covers, check your local listings for The Kelly Clarkson Show.