The show recently released an old interview on their YouTube channel of Clarkson and Brooks reminiscing on the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. During the star-studded evening, Kelly hosted, and Brooks finally received the prestigious Billboard Icon Award.
To kick off the heartfelt interview, Garth tipped his hat to Clarkson for her outstanding performance and keeping the virtual crowd engaged during those unprecedented times. However, the megastar got visibly emotional when he thanked her for the opportunity to take center stage in the middle of the pandemic.
With tears in his eyes, he shared how musicians are craving human interaction and how they are eager to touch hearts with the power of music.
“We brought our crowd with us, we got the fans singing, we brought the 80,000 people, we got the fans singing, all this stuff. It was so good and man again, thanks for the opportunity because what you don’t realize is you don’t get to play anymore,” says Brooks to Clarkson about his Billboard Awards performance. “So, any chance that you get to sing and play, thank god, thank you to the people who do the Zoom stuff. It’s a chance to get to sing.”
While Clarkson has the opportunity to share her pipes with country fans every day on her award-winning talk show, Brooks emphasized that most artists don’t have that luxury, and they are blessed that people are hoping on Zoom or live streams to hear live music.
Full of emotion, Garth pointed to Clarkson’s virtual audience and shared his feelings every time he sees his supportive fans showing up for him remotely. “I see those faces at every live show, you know, and you can see them right there. You can see the depth in them. You can see their heart and soul,” he says as he pointed to a happy-go-lucky fan tuning in with a smile ear to ear.
They both continued to share that they are not tech-savvy individuals and how they are not technology-driven enough to know how to run a Zoom concert. However, they agreed that musicians would be booking venues coast to coast for live performances, once they receive the green light to rock out.
“There is going to be 800 artists like me and you who say ‘get the hell out of my way, because I want to get on that stage’” says Brooks to Clarkson. “There will not be enough stages… we are just going to start playing tailgates and parking lots,” says Clarkson in response.
After that statement, Garth imminently offered her a spot on his stage. “I am sure you have a million gigs, but my stage is big enough for both of us,” he shared. “It’s not big enough for your voice.”
To top off his time on The Kelly Clarkson Show, he serenaded the hitmaker with his top-charting track “The Dance.” Fast forward to the present day – Garth is now back on the road, making waves in music city. Fans can snag their tickets here or catch up with him Inside Studio G.