Kelly Clarkson Debuts New Tune “Ain’t Gonna Like This” (VIDEO)!

Photo via Music Row magazineLast night at Sony Nashville’s annual General Jackson Show & Dinner Cruise, where the label showcases a lot of its roster (Columbia Nashville has been promoting Kelly’s “Don’t Rush” to country radio), Kelly Clarkson debuted a new tune where she proudly declares the diversity of her musical influences. The new song, which she cowrote with her guitarist Aben Eubanks, is called “Ain’t Gonna Like This.” Kelly performed the soulful rocker with backing vocals from the Pistol Annies (Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angeleena Presley), and drew a standing ovation from the crowd on the boat. The ladies are pictured above in the feature photo.

Check out video of the tune via 94.7 WQDR HERE.

The audio is not of the highest quality, but in the song, you can hear Kelly give a shout out to everybody from Aretha Franklin to Reba to Trisha (Yearwood) to Elvis, and declaring her love for rock & roll, soul, and country. UPDATE: According to the Yahoo recap the shoutouts also include Bonnie (Raitt), BB (King), Vince (Gill), and Prince (the artist formerly and currently known as).

In the verse about country music, she sings:

So what if I like some country
Whether it’s music or the men
So what if I like the mood
That country puts me in
If you don’t like Johnny, and if you don’t like Elvis
You ain’t gonna like this
(you ain’t gonna like, ain’t gonna like this)
You ain’t gonna like this
(you ain’t gonna like, ain’t gonna like this)

Here is a medium quality clip of that verse via New Country 100.7: link

Kelly’s always been about loving all kinds of music, and so this new tune is her declaration that she’s going to keep pursuing all the different kinds of music she loves, no matter who “ain’t gonna like this.” What do you think of this sassy new song?

EDIT: The Tennessean recap says “Ain’t Gonna Like This” will be Kelly’s next single to country radio.

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