Kelly Clarkson Says THIS Country Song Helped Her Through The ‘Guilt And Shame’ Of Divorce

Jill O'Rourke | Talent Recap

Kelly Clarkson recently welcomed singer Garth Brooks on her talk show, and she revealed which song of his has helped her through her divorce from husband Brandon Blackstock.

Kelly said Garth’s song “The Dance” inspired her to write her own song addressing the subject for her next album. Read on to find out what Kelly had to say about this meaningful track.

Kelly Clarkson Says Garth Brooks’ Song Helped Her Through Divorce

Kelly mentioned the “shame and guilt” that comes with divorce, and said people were sending her books on how to deal with it. But it was Garth’s song “The Dance” that helped her put the situation into perspective.

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“I couldn’t quite nail down the feeling,” Kelly said, according to People. “Like you don’t want to crap on it, like, you don’t want to say that [relationship] doesn’t count or matter, but you don’t know what to put in it because it didn’t work out like you wanted.”

In “The Dance,” Garth sings about how he’s glad he didn’t know his relationship would end in heartbreak, because the good parts made it all worth it. “I could have missed the pain,” he sings. “But I’d have had to miss / The dance.”

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Kelly said she’d listened to Garth’s song, released in 1990, since she was a kid. However, she was finally able to relate to it now. It inspired her to write her own song exploring similar themes.

“So, I literally, not like your song, like a rip-off, but I literally wrote this whole thing therapeutically for me, and it’s actually on my next album,” Kelly said, adding that the song includes the lyrics, “Even though my heart is broken / It was worth the dance anyway.”

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Kelly has teased that her next album will be her “most personal,” and said the process was “therapeutic.” She added, “The whole record is basically every emotion you experience from the beginning of a relationship, to the end of what it is now.”

The Voice coach filed for divorce from Brandon Blackstock earlier this year, and has been awarded primary physical custody of their two children, River Rose and Remington Alexander.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jill O'Rourke
Jill O'Rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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