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Dwayne Johnson paid tribute to Loretta Lynn by singing her country hit with Kelly Clarkson

Dwayne Johnson paid tribute to Loretta Lynn by singing her country hit with Kelly Clarkson

People can't believe how good The Rock is at singing country music

From professional wrestling, football to acting in huge blockbusters and singing, Dwayne Johnson can do it all.

He showed off his vocals once again in a touching tribute to country music icon Loretta Lynn with Kelly Clarkson.

The 50-year-old Hollywood star took the stage on The Kelly Clarkson Show today (17 October) to perform a rousing cover of the hit "Don't Come Home a Drinkin'" by the late country star.

Johnson held his own as he traded lines with the three-time Grammy award winner as part of the Kellyoke segment on her show in which she performs Kelly-fied versions of hit songs.

The Black Adam star was actually very convincing as a wife scorning her husband for going out with the boys and drinking all night.

The pair were clearly impressed with each other's performance as they hugged and clapped for each other at the end of the song.

"Don't Come Home A Drinkin'" was released in 1967 and it became Lynn's first number one hit on the Billboard country charts.

While Clarkson has dabbled in country music before, fans of The Rock have likely only ever heard him perform in the outstanding 2016 Disney film Moana.

The father-of-three sings "You're Welcome" as his character Maui.

Dwayne Johnson and Kelly Clarkson sang a tribute to Loretta Lynn.

Viewers were extremely pleased with Johnson’s vocals and praised the duo for their tribute to Lynn, who died earlier this month.

“We need more unexpected duets this season. This really made me smile the whole performance. Kelly deserved a country album,” one fan declared.

Another comment read: “This is unexpected, didn't know Dwayne sang until now and loved his low voice that matches with Kelly's high notes which she killed it once more. What a great tribute to the late Loretta Lynn."

A third social media user called the duet ‘a sweet tribute to Loretta’ and added: “The duet we never knew we needed.”

More praise came from one viewer who wrote: “WOW!!! I never knew that Dwayne Johnson could sing that great. Of course Kelly can do it with anybody. What a great duet, Kelly Clarkson and Dwayne Johnson!!”

President Obama presenting the Medal of Freedom to Loretta Lynn in 2013.
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While someone else wrote: “His voice really actually fits that song. Who would have guessed Dwayne is a countryboy??”

It turns out Johnson is quite a big fan of country music and he once performed the Kenny Rogers song “The Gambler' during Monday Night Raw.

And in the 2005 film BeCool, the action star sang a cover of “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man), which was also performed by Lynn and released in 1966.

Lynn died at her home on 4 October in Hurricane mills, Tennessee at the age of 90.

Her family, who called her ‘our previous mum’ said Lynn died ‘peacefully’ and ‘in her sleep’ in a statement.

She chronicled her life and struggles and sang candidly about poverty and women’s struggles in her music.

Her song “Coal Miner’s Daughter” shares its title with her 1976 autobiography, which in turn inspired a 1980 film with the same name starring Sissy Spacek, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Lynn.

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Featured Image Credit: NBC/The Kelly Clarkson Show/YouTube

Topics: Dwayne Johnson, Film and TV, Music, Kelly Clarkson