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Covers Kelly Clarkson “Free” by Florence And The Machine



If it hasn’t already been announced, Kelly Clarkson is becoming the queen of music covers. Her performance segment, Kellioke, on her eponymous talk show constantly sets social media on fire. In the past, the vocalist has performed powerful covers of songs such as “You Are A Tourist”, “In The Meantime”, “Stayaway” and “Better Man”. But Clarkson’s most recent cover of Florence and The Machine’s new song “Free” deserves rave reviews.

The song came out last year. Appearance on the band’s fifth studio album dance feverthe track contains all the sonic elements that music lovers have come to love about the band, including their introspective lyrics such as the stanza: “I’m always running from something / I push it away but it keeps coming / And being smart never got very far / Because it’s all in my head.”

Although Clarkson was confident that she had kept the essence of the track for her cover, she, as always, added a unique flair that only she could. It’s no wonder why former music competition contestant and returning NBC star Voice referee mentoring. Clarkson’s voice skims the scale, reaching the highest high notes as she almost tickles the whistling note and the deep valleys of her soul.

Check out Clarkson’s full cover performance above.

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Lollapalooza 2023 Lineup Announced: Headliners Include Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar



Chicago signs deal to keep Lollapalooza for another 10 years

Chicago signs deal to keep Lollapalooza for another 10 years


The 2023 Chicago Lollapalooza line-up has been announced.

Starting August 3rd and ending August 6th, the four-day event will be headlined by Kendrick Lamar, Billie Eilish, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Odesza, Lana Del Rey, Karol G and The 1975.

The festival also features Thirty Seconds to Mars, Carly Rae Jepsen, Diplo and Lil Yachty. The full line-up of 170+ artists is available at Lollapalooza site.

The festival includes nine different stages and takes place in Chicago’s Grant Park.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale Thursday, March 23, with a four-day general admission ticket starting at $365. Those wishing to purchase tickets can do so on the festival website.

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Relationship timeline of Luke Combs and his wife Nicole Hawking



The love story of country star Luke Combs and his wife Nicole Hawking begins long before they even hit the red carpet. 1 hit.

The couple met in Florida in 2016 when Combs was still a “starving artist” and had no hits to his name. Lifestyle in Nashville. A few years later, they got engaged, and their lives changed dramatically.

In 2020 they got married and later in 2022 they had their first child, son Tex Lawrence Combs. Then, on March 20, Combs and Hawking announced that they were expecting another child in Instagram video they shared.

“Joining the 2 to 2 club! Baby #2 this September!! Combs captioned the picture.

Here’s what you need to know about the country music couple before having their second child.

Luke Combs and Nicole Hawking welcomed their first child in 2022.Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic

Combs and Hawking first met at the Songwriters Festival in 2016.

Combs and Hawking met in 2016 at the Songwriters Festival in Florida, where Hawking was born. Hawking worked for BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.), the company that ran the festival, while Combs performed.

During a speech at A couple of things with Sean Johnson and Andrew EastHawking said she made the first move.

“I was leaving songwriters and he was running late. I’m like, “Hey, let’s go for a walk with us, why are you alone?” Hawking said.

When they returned to Nashville, where they both lived, they began to hang out regularly. During this time, Hawking told Lifestyle in Nashville that her future husband was still a “starving artist” with no accolades, let alone a musician who won the CMA Artist of the Year award two years in a row.

“I could tell she was different from anyone I’ve ever met,” Combs told the publication in 2021.

Nicole Hawking Combs and Luke Combs at the 56th Annual CMA Awards.Jason Kempin/Getty Images

“I realized that we can hang out and just be ourselves to each other,” Hawking said. “I could not put on makeup and act strange – because we are all strange, but we ourselves choose with whom to share this side of ourselves. We might act weird in front of each other. That’s when it was like, “You know what? This guy is a goalkeeper.”

Combs and Hawking got engaged in 2018

In November 2018, Combs announced his engagement to Hawking by posting a sweet photo of him kissing her on the forehead. Instagram.

He captioned the snap: “She said yes a while ago, but this is a better place to take photos than the kitchen. I can’t wait to spend eternity with you.”

In his interview with Lifestyle in NashvilleCombs explained how he proposed. It happened when he and Combs moved from their apartment to a new house.

The “Beautiful Crazy” singer said he got down on one knee under the pretense of showing Hawking the new collars he bought for their cats, complete with their new address.

“It was great,” Hawking recalled. “In the end, the story turned out better than it could have been.”

Combs wrote songs about Hawking, including “Beautiful Crazy”.

In 2017, Combs told the world about the early days of his relationship with the song “Beautiful Crazy”.

Combs said Lifestyle in Nashville that jam was originally written when he first started dating Hawking. The title was inspired by a poem his co-author sent him called “Crazy Beautiful”.

“The next time we wrote together, I just started hanging out with Nicole and I had such an overflow of feelings for her, so when I started writing, the lines just came out of what we were doing,” he said.

“Like the ‘Her Day Starts with Coffee and Ends with Wine’ part, it wasn’t a banal thing I came up with. I just made her coffee every morning when we woke up and then I poured her wine every night. ,” he continued. “It just came together pretty quickly. I always felt like it was a really great song and it was great to be able to play it for her.”

When Hawking first heard the song, she told Nashville Lifestyles that the description of the character in the lyrics sounded “really familiar” to her.

“I obviously didn’t want to ask, ‘Is this about me?’ It made me a little shy, but it was amazing,” she said. “Everyone wants a song written about them!”

“Beautiful Crazy” won Song of the Year at the 2019 CMA Awards.

They had a small wedding in 2020

On August 1, 2020, Hawking and Combs tied the knot at their south Florida home in a small wedding ceremony, a rep for Combs said TODAY in a statement.

Due to pandemic restrictions, the couple told Nashville Lifestyles they had to cancel an invitation to 120 people from the ceremony. “That little thing made it cool because we literally talked to everyone who was there and spent time with every single one of them,” Combs said. Lifestyle in Nashville.

Sharing news on InstagramHawking wrote that it was the “most special” day and that she was “happy” to spend the rest of her life with Combs.

Accordingly, their first dance was inspired by Hawking’s “Beautiful Crazy”.

“We struggled with the idea, ‘Is this corny and weird?’ Taste of the country. “It ended up being like, ‘You know what? That’s the problem. We need to do this.”

V video for the song “Forever forever”Combs revisited his wedding day to Hawking, showing actual footage of the day.

Combs forgot to thank his wife when accepting the award

In 2021, fans noticed that Combs didn’t thank his wife when he took home the Artist of the Year award at the CMA Awards.

As the moment began to circulate on social media, Access Hollywood asked Combs why he didn’t thank his wife. He said that he just hit the hot spot.

“I forgot to thank my wife because, baby, I love you, you know that I love you. I don’t even have to say it, you know I love you baby,” he said. Access to Hollywood.

The couple announced that Hawking is pregnant in 2022.

In January 2022, Hawking and Combs shared important news with their fans: they are expecting their first child together.

Singer “I’m going, I’m going, I’m leaving” shared a few photos of him squatting I watch ultrasound on Instagram. “Here we go y’all!” Combs captioned a series of photos of Hawking’s tummy. “Little dude Combs is coming this spring! Couldn’t be more excited to start a family with this little one. It’s going to be a hell of a ride.”

Hawking also expressed her joy at the Instagram and said, “Maybe this will be the best year. Baby BOY Combs Coming Spring 2022!! We are incredibly excited and grateful.”

In 2022, their first child, a son, was born.

In June 2022, Combs and Hawking became a family of three when Hawking gave birth to their son Tex Lawrence Combs on Father’s Day.

Once again, Combs announced the news on Instagram. He said, “Okay, he figured Father’s Day would be a good time to show up. I can’t help but agree. Me and @nicolejcombs are totally in love with this little guy. Mom and baby are healthy, and now my family and I have returned home. Life is good.”

Hawking also shared the same photo on Instagramwriting, “It’s going to be hard to beat the past Father’s Day.”

“Welcome to the world, Tex Lawrence Combs,” she added. “You are the best and coldest angel boy and I am so happy that I was chosen by your mom. These are the days.”

Combs thanked Hawking at the 2022 CMA Awards

In November 2022, Combs received his second award for Artist of the Year at the CMA Awards. This time he did not forget to thank his wife.

When he gave his acceptance speech, Combs said, “Oh my God. I never, never know what to say. I want to thank country for making my dreams come true, my beautiful, beautiful wife Nicole, our beautiful four and a half month old son Tex, who is now at home. It’s a dream come true.”

The couple announced they are expecting their second child

In an Instagram video dated March 20, 2023, the couple revealed that they would have another child.

“Joining the 2 to 2 club! Boy #2 will be coming this September!! they wrote.

The clip showed the couple outdoors in the woods with hairbrushes and squatting in turns holding little Tex, who is wearing a white jumpsuit with “big brother” written on it.

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