Kelly Clarkson’s roots are showing — her Tarrant County roots.
Like others from these parts, she’s friendly and a little crazy and enjoys a good time, but if you mess with her, she’ll kick butt.
Clarkson sang her way into pop culture by winning the first American Idol in 2002. Ten years later she’s sold more than 50 million albums and singles, and she’s got Grammy, VMA, AMA, and Billboard awards out the wazoo.
The beauty part is, she didn’t win the awards because of hype. She has a powerful, gritty voice and a distinctive writing style, and she earned every one of her trophies.
She also seems like a pretty cool chick.
Clarkson, 30, recently released her first greatest hits album to commemorate her first decade in The Biz.
And even a snarky Blotch blogger has to tip his tragically hip metaphorical fedora to our hometown gal.