Kelly Clarkson Set to Guest Star on 'Nashville' (UPDATED with VIDEO)

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Kelly Clarkson watchers had noted her on the set of Nashville recently, so this isn’t news to folks who were paying attention. But now we have more details on the American Idol alum’s guest starring stint on the ABC musical drama.

“As you recall, one of the most popular songs of last season is a song that Gunnar and Scarlett wrote – ‘Fade Into You,’ showrunner Dee Johnson told TVLine. “And in fact, in real life, [Clarkson is] actually cutting that song.”

UPDATE: Check out video of Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen performing “Fade Into You,” which is written by Matt Jenkins, Shane McAnally, and Trevor Rosen, live at the Opry:

It’s a lovely, sensual ballad, and should bring out the warmth and soul of Kelly’s voice.

Previously, Kelly got to show her comedy chops in a role on the premiere of the Robin Williams CBS comedy, The Crazy Ones. And on last night’s Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale, she was featured in comedic skits alongside Ken Jeong and William Shatner. Ever since the disastrous 2002 film, When Justin Meets Kelly, the singer insisted she was no actress. It’s cool that she’s put that early failure behind her in order to stretch herself artistically.  So far, Kelly is proving to be a natural in front of the camera.

Kelly’s Nashville episode will air in January 2014.

Via TV Line

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  • Landon Cox

    Kelly also guest starred in Reba

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Even though From Justin to Kelly sucked as a movie, I always thought that Kelly wasn’t nearly as bad an actress as she says. Looking forward to seeing her on Nashville.

  • windmills

    I’m so excited about Kelly singing “Fade Into You”! Love that song, and she’ll slay it. I wonder if they’ll treat that as her new single to country radio.

  • Incipit

    Wait – that’s a different song than “Fade Into Me” isn’t it. Massive title confusion – I love DC’s “Fade Into Me” and I would enjoy hearing Kelly’s take on it – but the other song, “Fade Into You” – that one I don’t actually know at all. Oh well – Good luck to her Country Venture – I’m just waving from over here. Heh.

  • heartly

    I was in the middle of writing something up asking this same question. She had reiterated on Tuesday when asked on twitter that there is a country album coming out. I don’t know how/if the baby on board is messing with their plans, but it would be a nice jump for a song.

    I’m just super happy she’s getting another Shane song and one of this quality. My big wish is that she gets some more quality songs from his main circle of writers.

  • windmills

    Yeah, this is definitely more what I’m wanting when it comes to Kelly singing Shane songs.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they do send out a country single even if the country album isn’t coming out until later in the year (or maybe it will, who knows?). TIU wasn’t really attached to an album, and it was arguably more about giving Kelly visibility in the country world. FIY is a much better song and could serve the same purpose. Get Vince singing on it and we’ve got another insta-nom in the Vocal Event categories too :p

  • Miz

    I really love this song and love Clare and Sam singing it. It’s such a sexy song. I’m sure Kelly will do a great job with it. I’m looking forward to seeing her on Nashville and wonder how much of a role she’ll have. Musical cameos on that show are easy to incorporate into the story of a musical city.