Kelly Clarkson & Garth Brooks Team Up On Cover Of Billy Joel’s ‘New York State Of Mind’

Kelly Clarkson teamed up with country superstar Garth Brooks to cover Billy Joel‘s “New York State Of Mind” in celebration of the premiere of the fourth season of Clarkson’s daytime talk show “The Kelly Clarkson Show.”

During the show, Clarkson suggested that the duo sing Billy’s “New York State of Mind,” to which the audience cheered in agreement.

“It sounds like a great idea is all I’m saying,” Clarkson says, before Brooks dives into the 1976 song’s opening verse.

Clarkson jokes, “I know it’s a downgrade from Billy Joel, but I’m going to do my best.”

“Some folks like to get away / Take a holiday from the neighborhood / Hop a flight to Miami Beach / Or to Hollywood / But I’m taking a Greyhound / On the Hudson River Line / I’m in a New York state of mind,” Clarkson and Brooks sing.

“New York State of Mind” initially appeared on the album Turnstiles in 1976. Although it was never released as a single, it has become a fan favorite and a song that Joel plays regularly in concert.

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