Tomorrow night, Jason Aldean will do something he’s never done before…Jason will make his debut on American Idol!!! Jason will join Kelly Clarkson on stage to sing their number one hit, “Don’t You Wanna Stay”…Kelly, of course, is the very first winner of American Idol…who went on to have a successful career in POP music. So I asked Jason how his duet with Kelly came to be…
Jason Aldean: Kelly’s always been one of my favorite singers. I think she’s incredible. I called her up and said, "we’ve got this song, want you to hear it...and if you wanna sing on the record, we’d love to have you." And she ended up comin’ in and as soon as she started singing…it turned out amazing. It’s one of the highlights of the album”
Yes, I’d say a number one hit song is a highlight for sure! It will be interesting to see them sing it live on American Idol. Up till now, Kelly’s been performing for Jason’s Country audience…this is her crowd. Yes, there are Country Music fans, too, but this is different….it’s different for Jason, for sure. I can’t wait to hear the crowd’s reaction to the two of them together.
Although I do wish that Simon was still there to see Kelly and Jason knock it out of the park!