Kelly Clarkson is excited to bring her new single “Don’t Rush” to country radio. The song, which features Vince Gill on vocals, debuts at #25 this week on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart.
Kelly debuted the song last week on the CMA Awards. In a CBS News poll, viewers voted her performance the best of the night by more than two to one.
“I love the song,” said Kelly. “It’s sexy retro-country, and as soon I heard it, I put the song on hold. My goal as a singer is to capture the sentiment of a song and emote what the feeling is. I’m in a relationship and super happy, and I don’t think I would have been able to sing this song eight months ago. Love should be celebrated, and this is a great description of where I’m at in my life. This is a couple’s skate, not an all skate song,” she laughed.
“Don’t Rush,” produced by Dann Huff and written by Blu Sanders, Natalie Hemby and Lindsay Dawn Chapman, is featured on Kelly’s upcoming Greatest Hits-Chapter One album, available November 19. The album also features the #1 country smash “Don’t You Wanna Stay” with Jason Aldean. Nominated for CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Kelly has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. She was recently a mentor on ABC’s Duets as well as a guest mentor for Team Blake on NBC’s The Voice.