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Kelly Clarkson makes surprise appearance at Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood concert

Kelly Clarkson surprised fans by making her first post-baby appearance joining Trisha Yearwood and husband Garth Brooks for their concert in Illinois on Friday (05Sep14).

The Since U Been Gone hitmaker welcomed her first child, daughter River Rose, with husband Brandon Blackstock in June (14), and she made a return to the stage to sing her duet with Yearwood, called PrizeFighter.

Just before Clarkson came on, Brooks told the crowd about his wife's new track, saying, "You've got this cool new song coming out. It's with you and Kelly Clarkson. I'm going to be Kelly Clarkson tonight! I can sing better than Kelly Clarkson."

However the audience in Rosemont's Allstate Arena gave a rousing cheer for the new mom as she appeared as she brushed off Brooks' light-hearted jibe and took his place on stage.

Following the gig, Clarkson took to Twitter.com to share a photo of her daughter backstage at the concert wearing bejeweled headphones.

Clarkson added the caption, "Got 2 sing with @TYcom tonight in Chicago & watched her and Garth as well! Amazing show! It was River's 1st concert!"

Clarkson's fellow American Idol alum and mom-to-be Carrie Underwood was also in the audience for the concert. Lady Gaga and her boyfriend Taylor Kinney were among the revelers at Brooks' first show of his massive comeback tour, which kicked off on Thursday (04Sep14) for a nearly sold-out 11-show run.

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