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January 26, 2014 02:30 PM

Simon Cowell isn’t the only one who’s singing Kelly Clarkson‘s praises as a mom.

Martina McBride told PEOPLE on Friday that the expectant songstress will be a natural in her new role.

“She’s really fun. Kelly’s outgoing and very direct and I feel like she’ll be a fun mom,” said McBride, 47, while attending the MusiCares Person of the Year dinner honoring Carole King in L.A.

In December, Clarkson, 31, spent time in the studio – a “nice distraction” from her pregnancy, she Tweeted at the time – recording a track for McBride’s upcoming album, Everlasting, which is due out in April.

“She has a really good head on her shoulders and she’s a strong person,” the mom-of-three adds. “I think that will be good for her and her child as well.”

Clarkson recently revealed she’s expecting a baby girl with husband Brandon Blackstock.


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