Kelly Clarkson Pays Tribute To Martin Luther King Jr. With Emotion-Filled Performance Of “Up To The Mountain”

Kelly Clarkson paid tribute to the late Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday (Jan. 18) during her talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show. Clarkson performed Patty Griffin’s “Up To The Mountain,” which was inspired by King Jr.’s famous ‘I’ve Been…

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Posted on January 18, 2021

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Kelly Clarkson paid tribute to the late Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday (Jan. 18) during her talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show.

Clarkson performed Patty Griffin’s “Up To The Mountain,” which was inspired by King Jr.’s famous ‘I’ve Been To The Mountain Top’ speech, that was given just a day before his assassination in 1968.

The talk show host delivered the breathtaking performance on King Jr.’s birthday. Opening the performance with a quote from the aforementioned speech: “We’ve got some difficult days ahead but it really don’t matter for me now because I’ve been to the mountain top.” Clips of the late civil rights movement leader and activist were displayed throughout her soulful performance of the song.

Watch Clarkson’s emotion-filled tribute performance to Martin Luther King Jr. below.

The Kelly Clarkson Show airs daily, and is produced and distributed by NBCUniversal Television Distribution. Clarkson and Alex Duda are executive producers.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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