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Kelly Clarkson Channels Her Texas Roots with This Amazing Lainey Wilson Cover

The Voice Coach and Texas native said she deeply relates to the song. 

By Jackie Manno

During a show at Kelly Clarkson's Las Vegas Residency this week, the pop star proved her versatility by covering a contemporary country song. 

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The Texas native does a different cover for every show during the residency, and this time, she chose "Heart Like a Truck" by Lainey Wilson. The Voice Coach is a massive fan of Wilson's, even having her as a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show in March. According to Clarkson, she would listen to the song repeatedly over the summer while on her ranch in Montana. 

"I've never sang this until soundcheck today," Clarkson told the audience. However, being the master performer she is, it's impossible to tell that she barely rehearsed the song. 

Listen to the stellar performance here.

"I did change one line. She says Chevy, and I'm a Ford girl," the Texas native quipped before singing with a perfect country twang.

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What to know about "Heart Like a Truck" by Lainey Wilson

Released as the lead single off of Wilson's fourth album Bell Bottom Country, "Heart Like a Truck" reached the number 29 position on the Billboard charts in 2022. The song tells the story of allowing yourself to process your emotions while going through a difficult time without letting the pain define you.  

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Images of Kelly Clarkson and Lainey Wilson.