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Both Garth Brooks and his spouse, Trisha Yearwood, have been thrilled to learn the way “The Dance” not too long ago impacted Kelly Clarkson’s life.

On Monday’s episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, the singer-turned-host revealed to Brooks that his 1989 hit tune was serving to her get by her divorce from husband Brandon Blackstock. 

Some lyrics particularly spoke to Clarkson. “I’m glad I didn’t know / The way it all would end / The way it all would go / Our lives are better left to chance / I could have missed the pain / But I’da had to miss / The dance,” Brooks croons on the observe.

“I couldn’t quite nail down the feeling. You don’t want to crap on it. You don’t want to say, ‘That didn’t count or matter,’ but you don’t know what to put in it because it didn’t work out how you wanted,” Clarkson informed Brooks of her breakup. “Anyway, I kid you not, I was listening to my playlist and ‘The Dance’ came on and I was like, ‘No, that’s the thing. That’s it!'”

Just a few days later, Brooks tells ET’s Kevin Frazier how if felt to get such a praise from “Kelly ‘fricken’ Clarkson!”

“The fact that she says it as a fan makes you feel as an artist like, ‘Hey, maybe you’re down here doing what you’re supposed to be doing down here,” he shares.

Yearwood agrees, including, “I think it’s a testament to the power of music because songs mean different things to all of us depending on what we’re going through. So that song, ‘The Dance,’ is probably the song that is most played at people’s weddings and funerals. Then when Kelly’s going through divorce, it’s like …everybody has their own story and that’s the cool thing about music is that you can find a way for it to fit into your own story.”

The 56-year-old singer additionally reveals the tune that Brooks performs that at all times will get to her. “One of my songs is his song, ‘To Make You Feel My Love.’ When he does that song live, I don’t care where I am in the building, I will beeline if I hear him start that song,” Yearwood admits. “That song, to me, written by Bob Dylan, will always be Garth to me, for me.”

The nation music energy couple will proceed to consolation followers by music with their particular, Garth & Trisha Live! A Holiday Concert Event, held at their house studio and airing Dec. 20 at 8: 30 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT on CBS and CBS All Access.

As for what viewers can count on, Yearwood, who launched The Sweetest Gift vacation album in 1994, quips that she has “no idea” — however followers will have the ability to request songs. She additionally notes that as of Wednesday morning, they have been as much as 15,000 requests with folks sending them in by utilizing #GarthAndTrishaLive on any social media platform.

“It’s live!” she notes of the particular. “Garth was the one who said this would be a really good idea to do this live-by-request thing. …This is all Christmas stuff so we’ve been trying to, like, woodshed our favorite Christmas songs in hopes that people ask for those. But it’s gonna be very off-the-cuff and we’ll all sink or swim together.”

When it involves their go-to Christmas songs, Yearwood calls her husband out for constantly singing “Feliz Navidad.”

“You’ve been singing that for four hours, and he’s gonna be for the rest of the day,” she quips earlier than including that she does have a tune in thoughts to carry out throughout the particular. “I’ve requested that we do [a song] that I haven’t seen come through that is a song that’s not typically a duet. I’m not even gonna talk about it. I’m not gonna say it because it’s gonna be a surprise.”

Brooks teases, “That’s gonna be a monster if we can do it.”

One factor that shall be totally different this vacation season for the couple is that their daughters won’t be house for Christmas this yr because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yearwood says they didn’t even get a tree as a result of their large custom is adorning it with their youngsters. 

“We’re gonna FaceTime with them that morning, but we’re gonna save that tradition for when we can all be together again,” she tells ET.

Brooks provides, “Amen. We’re now gonna modify it, we’re not going to water it down. We’re either all together or we’re not. So tree’s not there. The crazy thing is, every time I don’t see the tree there, I think of our girls. So it lets me get to think of them as much as if the tree would be there with all the stories and stuff.”

While there’s tons to have a good time this time of yr, Brooks and Yearwood are additionally remembering fellow nation star Charley Pride, who not too long ago died at age 86 of the coronavirus. 

“I think any time you’re around somebody that is like Charley Pride, it’s a blessing to be around them,” Brooks says of the nation music legend. “…Guys like Charley Pride live forever and I know he’ll live forever in me for sure.”

While followers anxiously await Brooks and Yearwood’s CBS particular airing this Sunday, try one other one among ET’s unique interviews with the couple beneath.