Currently in the midst of the debut season of her TV show "Duets", Kelly Clarkson garnered herself a little added exposure by covering the August 2012 issue of Lucky magazine.
The 30-year-old singer, songwriter prettied up the pages while clad in a Rachel Comey blazer teamed with a Michael Stars top and Diesel jeans for the Ben Watts shot front page with the accompanying column touching on topics including her TV gig and her new beau, Brandon Blackstock.
Highlights from Miss Clarkson's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Lucky!
On being more country than pop:
“Even though I’m a pop singer, I really have more the life of a country singer. I put on the Hank Williams and the Patsy Cline and the Rosemary Clooney on vinyl — I’m not trying to be some cool indie-rock person, I just love the way it sounds—and throw on a T-shirt and jeans. In Texas, we practically come out of the womb in jeans.'
On the new man in her life:
“Oh, there’s all these rumors that I’m a lesbian. I have a boyfriend now, Brandon Blackstock, my manager Narvel’s son, Reba McEntire’s stepson? I just had my 30th birthday and we went turkey shooting. It’s what I wanted to do, so we went.”
On her TV gig 'Duets':
“Last week, one of the Duets contestants was crying. She said, ‘I gave everything up to come here, and I’m scared.’ I thought back to Idol and how I didn’t know much except that I was scared, and that I had nothing left to lose. I told her, ‘That fear? It’s your power in this situation. Use it, because it’s your fire.’”