Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2012 Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock made their public debut as a couple?

It's true! They attended a party for Blackstock's management client, Blake Shelton, in Nashville.

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Kelly Clarkson.

  • She never had a formal singing lesson.
  • She held jobs at a comedy club (as a waitress), a pharmacy (an assistant), a movie theater and a zoo.
  • She worked for songwriter Gerry Goffin as a vocalist after moving to L.A. to try to break into the music business.
  • She moved back to Texas to regroup after her L.A. apartment building burned down.
  • She was the winner of the first season of American Idol; runner-up was Justin Guarini.