Clarkson has been close friends with Trisha Yearwood for many years. They often perform together, and even recorded “Silent Night” along with Reba McEntire for Clarkson’s Wrapped in Red Christmas album.
Yearwood is someone that Clarkson has always looked up to and admired, and as she told the crowd at a 2012 concert in Georgia, Yearwood is her “favorite singer in the entire world.“ That night, Clarkson was unusually nervous, all because a fan had asked her to sing Yearwood’s mega hit “Walkaway Joe.”
“Her voice is like crystal and I’m sweating so much, I’m gonna cover her song,” Clarkson said before she started singing. “I can’t believe I’m gonna do it.”
But once Clarkson calmed herself down, she delivered a beautiful rendition of “Walkaway Joe” that certainly would have made her friend and idol proud.