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Kelly Clarkson Holds Back Tears As Garth Brooks Sings 'The Dance'

Kelly Clarkson Holds Back Tears As Garth Brooks Sings 'The Dance'

Kelly Clarkson can’t help but hold back tears as country music star Garth Brooks sings ‘The Dance’ on her show.


Some songs are so powerful that they take on a whole new meaning in times of tragedy. People turn to them for strength and hope in the face of adversity and loss. Kelly Clarkson hung onto ‘The Dance.’ She held back tears as Garth Brooks sang, ‘The Dance’ on her show. After gushing and downright fangirling over Garth’s song, he made her dreams come true when he came to her show and performed on stage.

The pair not only talked about music, but they also talked about life experiences that go into their music. She said, “After listening to my playlist and hearing ‘The Dance,’ she said it made her realize that, “that is how I was feeling.”

Kelly admitted she was ashamed and saddened to be going through a divorce. She had tried incredibly hard for seven years to make her marriage work but in the end, she did what she thought was best to protect her children. Unlike other individuals who are bitter about these types of heartbreaking circumstances, she felt there were additional feelings she couldn’t define until Garth’s song began to play.

“I kid you not, I was listening to my playlist and ‘The Dance’ came on and that’s the thing,” Clarkson explained. “I literally, it’s not like your song, like a rip-off, but I literally wrote this whole thing therapeutically for me, and it’s actually on my next album,” Clarkson told Brooks. “It’s the whole kind of come around…the little tag part is, ‘even though my heart is broken it was worth the dance anyway.’”

This song was therapeutic for her in the darkest hours of her divorce. God was definitely on the move when he provided Kelly comfort that He knew would speak to her heart. The song was written in 1990 and it became one of the most iconic songs by Garth of all time.

While most people assume the song is about a relationship gone bad, Garth said it’s more than that. It’s about the bigger picture. It’s about life. Indeed, isn’t that the truth? Even when we are hurting in the middle of our present circumstances, God is holding us and leading us forward into the bigger picture of life. He sees the bigger picture from beginning to end.

"Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely." 1 Corinthians 13:12

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