While there isn’t really anything cuter than little kids singing George Jones‘ iconic song ‘White Lightning,’ Kellie Pickler was pretty adorable in her own rendition of the loved singer’s hit.
The ‘Someone Somewhere Tonight’ singer visited Sirius XM recently and covered the song in an acoustic set. With her pixie cut and casual sweater and jeans, she charmed everyone, finishing off the song with her signature grin. The down-to-earth singer, who swears she’s “just Kellie Jacobs at home,” looked totally comfortable throughout the rendition, and her vocals were spot-on. We think Jones would have been proud of Pickler’s cover — and honored by her choice in song.
When Jones passed away in April 2013, country stars were saddened by his death, but through the sadness, the ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today’ hitmaker has been honored over and over — from a touching tribute in ‘Tonight I’m Playing Possum‘ to a monument at his graveside.
Jones wanted to be remembered for his songs and performance, and country music stars, along with fans, will make sure that continues to happen.