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Kelly Clarkson Name-Checks Reba McEntire, Elvis + More in New Song ‘Ain’t Gonna Like This’

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Kelly Clarkson was on fire at the 2013 Country Radio Seminar, as she introduced a new song that everyone is talking about called ‘Ain’t Gonna Like It’. With help from a trio of girlfriends, she hit every note and delivered in such a way that pulled everyone to their feet. 

Clarkson debuted the song, which she co-wrote with her guitarist Aben Eubanks, on the always-anticipated Sony boat. In it, she clearly displays her love for all genres of music, including rock, soul, and country, with the lyrics naming many musical influences, including Reba McEntire (her future mother-in-law), Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin, and Trisha Yearwood.

During her stellar debut performance of ‘Ain’t Gonna Like This,’ Clarkson was backed by the Pistol Annies, consisting of Miranda LambertAshley Monroe, and Angeleena Presley. She displayed her powerful vocals that have rocked the music world since her early ‘American Idol’ days, and received a rousing standing ovation for her efforts. In fact, Taste of Country feels it was one of the best performances of the night!

The lyrics to her newest hit, and they’re full of sass and fun, just like her.

“So what if I like some country / Whether it’s music or the men / So what if I like the mood that country puts me in / If you don’t like Johnny, and if you don’t like Elvis / You ain’t gonna like this / You ain’t gonna like, ain’t gonna like this / You ain’t gonna like this…”

Hopefully, we’ll be hearing this song on country radio in the future, and we think there aren’t many who ‘Ain’t Gonna Like It’.

Next: See the Gorgeous Kelly Clarkson Without Makeup

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