Kelly Clarkson performs a powerful Dolly Parton tribute with 'I Will Always Love You'

music news 09/03/2022

 At the 2022 ACM Awards, Kelly Clarkson performed the timeless 'I Will Always Love You' as a  tribute to the country music legend Dolly Parton and the host for the awards show. 

Wearing a beautiful black dress and silver earrings, the singer delivered a stunning and powerful performance. 

She softly builds up to the iconic chorus and effortlessly and powerfully nails it.

After the performance, Dolly Parton greeted Kelly Clarkson on the stage as the audience gave her a standing ovation.

"I know that Whitney is smiling down on us tonight, so thank you very much — she would be proud of that," Parton said of the late superstar Whitney Houston, whose cover of the track became one of the best-selling singles of all time.

"I was backstage trying not to cry my false eyelashes off — slinging snot in every direction and tears," she added. 

"But anyway, that was an amazing job!"

We loved it Kelly!

Watch the performance above.