Album Of The Week: Kelly Clarkson “Wrapped In Red”

png-6Kelly Clarkson has sold 20 million albums and won three Grammys since winning the first season of “American Idol” eleven years ago. Her sixth album “Wrapped In Red” came out in November, it’s her first foray into Christmas music, featuring both covers of holiday classics and originals. Listen as much as you want to “Wrapped in Red,” Slacker’s Album of the Week.

Kelly Clarkson Announces Holiday Album

Kelly-Clarkson-Wrapped-in-RedChristmas is coming a little early for Kelly Clarkson. “Wrapped in Red,” the singer’s first collection of holiday tunes, will hit stores Oct. 29.

“I have been dying to make this album since I was a kid!” Clarkson tweeted this week.

The pop star recruited some of her country heroes to lend their voices to the project. She duets with Trisha Yearwood and Reba McEntire, who just happens to be her future stepmother-in-law. (Clarkson is engaged to the country icon’s stepson, Brandon Blackstock.) Additionally, Ronnie Dunn recently revealed on Facebook that he sang on the album.

“Wrapped in Red” includes Clarkson’s take on holiday classics such as “Silent Night, “Blue Christmas” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Original songs include the title track and “Underneath the Tree.”

While it may be a bit early for holiday tunes, you can hear Kelly Clarkson 365 days a year on our Ladies That Rock station, and also check her out on Slacker’s countdown of the 33 Greatest All-American Divas.

Kelly Clarkson Goes Country with “Tie It Up”

clarkson-472x472Kelly Clarkson has been flirting with country music for the past few years and her new single, “Tie It Up” finds her extending that flirtation.

A little bit of country, a heavy dose of catchy pop hooks and that amazing voice that has won her so many fans. Kelly Clarkson definitely croons her best Southern charm with this refreshingly upbeat wedding song.

Her new album isn’t due until early 2014, but, you can hear her new song, “Tie It Up” now on demand. It is the new Song Stuck In My Head on Slacker.