Kelly Clarkson Covers The Chicks After Group Drops ‘Dixie’ From Name

June 27, 2020

Kelly Clarkson is showing her support for The Chicks.

One day after the trio dropped the “Dixie” from the band’s name, Clarkson chose to use one of their classic hits for the latest installment of “Kellyoke” on her daytime talk show.

On Friday’s episode of “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” the “American Idol” champion sang the group’s 1999 track “Cowboy Take Me Away.”

After seeing Clarkson’s tribute, The Chicks retweeted the performance with the caption: “love ya @KellyClarkson.”

Clarkson replied by revealing she almost chose one of the band’s more recent singles for the Kellyoke number: “#Gaslighter is my jam! I almost sang that one! Y’all have too many amazing songs!”

On Thursday, Natalie Maines, Emily Strayer and Martie Maguire revealed they would now be known as The Chicks by releasing the video for the single “March March” with the new moniker.

“We want to meet this moment,” a statement on the band’s website read.

While they didn’t comment further on the change, it was an apparent move to distance themselves from the word’s association with the Confederate-era South.

Just hours after singing The Chicks’ song, Clarkson received more accolades as she took home the award for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host at the Daytime Emmys.

“OH MY GOSH!!!!!! What is happening?!!!! This is amazing!!!,” Clarkson tweeted after finding out she won. “Thank y’all so much!!! And a MAJOR thank you to my entire crew that really is the reason I won!!! I can’t wait to celebrate with our whole crew when humans can congregate again!! This calls for a PARTY!!!!”

The show took home two additional Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Lighting Design and Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design.

Looks like Clarkson has a few more things to sing about these days. Congrats!

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