Kelly Clarkson Moved to Tears by Jeff Daniels’ Original Song

Jeff Daniels is renowned for his acting prowess, having been nominated for Golden Globes, Primetime Emmy Awards, and Tony Awards, and starring in films like “Arachnophobia,” “Dumb and Dumber,” and “Speed.” However, many are unaware of his talent for writing music. This hidden skill was revealed to a wider audience when he appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show.

Daniels brought out his acoustic guitar and introduced a song he wrote, “When My Fingers Find Your Strings,” describing it as a love song to his guitar inspired by moments of solitude with his “best friend, the guitar.” As he performed, Kelly Clarkson was visibly stunned by the song’s beauty, exclaiming, “What is happening?” By the end, both Daniels and Clarkson were moved to tears.

The performance quickly went viral, amassing over 1.4 million views in less than ten days. Viewers praised Daniels’ unexpected musical talent, with one commenting, “Jeff Daniels isn’t even known for music, yet that was one of the most heartfelt, poetic, and well-structured songs I’ve ever heard. Not to mention some pretty good guitar playing. That, folks, is talent!”

During the interview segment, Daniels shared with Kelly that he has written around 450 original songs over the years. He explained that songwriting provided him solace and control during his early acting career, serving as a creative outlet. He joked that his plan was to “fail as an actor and then fail as a singer-songwriter,” but he has clearly succeeded in both.

Daniels has released over 10 albums on Spotify and iTunes between 2004 and 2020, and his website features all his music, along with information about his live appearances and acting projects. His success in both acting and music demonstrates that creatives need not limit themselves, and his song lyrics remind us that the joy of creativity is often the greatest gift of all.

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