I once tweeted Kelly Clarkson and asked her if she’d ever record a country album, desperately hoping that her response would be: “Yes! I’ve almost finished recording one and I plan to snatch Carrie Underwood’s wig with it.” What she actually said was something along the lines of never recording an entire album in just one single genre because she’s so eclectic that she loves everything and would never want to limit herself. I can deal with that as long as she continues to dabble in country music here and there, just like she is on her gorgeous new greatest hits promo single “Don’t Rush”.
The breezy song features country legend Vince Gill, and was officially premiered on Nashville’s WSIX 97.9 earlier today. It’s not your typical country song, with a jazzy soft-rock influence that’s destined to make “Don’t Rush” just as big on AC formats as it will be on country.
“Stoppin’ every minute / just because you’re in it,” Kelly croons. “Wishin’ every day was Sunday / you’re right next to me / that’s how it’s supposed to be.”
Is there anything that this goddess of a woman can’t sing? The quality of her new songs is almost making up for the fact that her greatest hits album bears the worst artwork of 2012.