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See Kelly Clarkson Impress Ronnie Milsap with a Stunning Cover of His Own Hit Song

The talk show host sang one of the country star's greatest hits just for him.

By Jackie Manno

Vocal powerhouse Kelly Clarkson did another star justice yet again. 

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On October 3, the Voice Coach honored country great Ronnie Milsap with a stunning rendition of his hit "It Was Almost Like a Song" for his last concert in Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.

During the performance Milsap himself watched backstage while Clarkson started off the ballad by crooning in a deep, rich tone with perfect vibrato; lovely piano chords played as she riffed gently. When the drums kicked in, Her voice picked up in intensity, and for the outro the crowd went wild as she hit some of her signature sustained belted notes. 

Check out the gorgeous performance here

Milsap himself told Taste of County that he was anticipating the talk show host's rendition of the song ahead of the event. "I especially want to hear Kelly Clarkson," he told the outlet. "She's gonna sing 'Almost Like a Song,' and I look forward to hearing that."

And as you can hear, she didn't disappoint. 

"This is a big, big thing," Milsap also said before the concert. "We're gonna blow the Bridgestone up."

Clarkson herself is a personal admirer of the icon's. "Ronnie Milsap, you are such a musical hero of mine! Thank you so much for allowing me to honor you last night, but even more so, thank you for being such a great hang and a cool dude!" she wrote on Instagram on October 4. 

(l-r) a split of Ronnie Mislap performing and Kelly Clarkson performing

Other artists at the the dedication concert included Sara Evans, Little Big Town, Parker McCollum, Justin Moore, Scotty McCreery, Randy Houser, Tracy Lawrence, Trace Adkins, Lorrie Morgan, Ricky Skaggs, Steven Curtis Chapman, Keith Urban, and more.

Dolly Parton and The Voice Coach Reba McEntire also gave virtual speeches, talking about the influence his music has had on their careers, per Forbes

To wrap up the night, Milsap himself came onstage and sang his original songs "Stranger in My House," "There's No Gettin' Over Me," and "Smoky Mountain Rain." He also did a rendition of "America the Beautiful" and "Honky Tonk Women" by The Rolling Stones. 

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What to know about "It Was Almost Like a Song" by Ronnie Milsap

Released in 1977 off of Milsap's eighth studio album of the same name, "It Was Almost Like a Song" is one of the country legend's biggest hits to date, as It reached the number 16 position on the Billboard Hot 100 and the number 1 position on the Billboard US Hot Country Songs Chart. Lyrically, the song tells the story of a lost love and immense heartbreak. 

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