Is there anything Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson can’t do?
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The actor appeared on Monday’s episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show and showed off his Country music chops as he sang a cover of the late Loretta Lynn’s “Don't Come Home A-Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)” alongside Clarkson.
While the performance wasn’t the first unveiling of Johnson’s vocals, it was the first time he showed off his twang and love for Country music. Fans first learned of the Rock’s singing ability as he sang songs for the voice of "Maui" in Disney’s Moana.
“I love Loretta Lynn," said Johnson during his interview with Clarkson. "I loved her growing up, and I grew up on Country music — traditional country music, like, three chords and the truth, twin fiddle, steel guitar kind of country music."
Johnson even shared a story surrounding some time he spent in Nashville with dreams of possibly being “discovered.”
"At one time, when I was 15 and hanging out in Nashville — hanging out in bars, which I shouldn't have been doing, but I was already like 6'4", 220 [lbs] with a mustache," he laughed. "My dream was that I was gonna be a Country singer."
He continued, “I had no money at that time... And I would kind of walk the streets and be like, [sings] 'I kicked the habit, smoking back,' hoping that someone will be like, 'Oh, what do you do? You should come and sing.' It didn't happen for me.”
While a Country career may have not been in the cards for him, thanks to Clarkson he got his five minutes of Country music fame and undoubtedly made the late Ms. Loretta proud.
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