"My husband just totally surprised me playing a faux guitar," Kelly Clarkson told concertgoers

By Karen Mizoguchi
April 01, 2019 07:15 PM
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Kelly Clarkson received the sweetest surprise on her final tour stop!

During her Meaning Of Life Tour concert in Greenville, South Carolina, on Saturday, the singer, 36, performed her 2015 single “Piece by Piece,” during which she was surprised by her husband Brandon Blackstock, who walked onto the stage with a guitar in his hands.

Clarkson didn’t notice her husband had taken the place of her guitarist until she turned around and was totally taken by surprise.

Blackstock, who is the former stepson of Reba McEntire and music manager of Blake Shelton, remained on stage and strummed his guitar as she finished her performance, occasionally bursting into laughter.

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And during her “A Minute & A Glass Of Wine” segment on the tour, Clarkson opened up to the audience, explaining how the final concert was bittersweet.

“I’m so sad. This is our last show. Here’s to literally my favorite tour, totally gonna cry,” she said. “My husband just totally surprised me playing a faux guitar on ‘Piece By Piece’ and I lost my mind in the tent back there. It’s totally fine. Get your crap together,” Clarkson added.

“This has been the most amazing tour that I’ve ever been a part of, getting to tour a record I’ve wanted to make since I was a little kid. And just being so phenomenally blessed. I come from nothing,” she tearfully said. “I always get like this, I cry all the time.”

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The pair, who married in 2013, first met at a rehearsal for the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2006 where she was performing a duet with Rascal Flatts on their tune “What Hurts the Most.” Blackstock was the country group’s tour manager at the time.

In addition, Clarkson performed Cyndi Lauper‘s hit “Time After Time” with Kelsea Ballerini, who served as her opening act on the tour.

The weekend was truly a family affair for Clarkson, who surprised concertgoers by bringing out McEntire during Friday’s show in Nashville.

Clarkson’s Meaning of Life Tour, which kicked off in January and was named after her eighth studio album, Meaning of Life, was her first in three years.