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As we wrote earlier, Kelly Clarkson brought Garth Brooks to tears when she sang “The Dance” at the Kennedy Center Honors, which aired yesterday (6/6) on CBS.

Kelly shared why she sang that particular song in honor of Garth, “Honestly, they asked me to do this and I was like, ‘Which song do I pick? There are so many! I could go so many different ways!’ I thought about, you know, going big – I didn’t know what to do. But I love ‘The Dance,’ and I thought it was a special thing ’cause we just shared this moment on my show, so I thought it would be cool.”

It was that very song that helped Clarkson through her recent divorce and tough times. She shared, “‘The Dance,’ it just came on the radio. I listened to the lyrics and I was like, man – it hit me in such a different way. I was like, ‘Oh, I never got this song until now!’ And that’s the sign of an amazing song and an amazing storyteller…and that he is. So, I told him about that on my show, and I thought, ‘Well if I’m going to do one, I should do ‘The Dance’!”

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