A decade has passed since the Burleson-bred Kelly Clarkson won American Idol's inaugural season. Twenty million albums, 10 Top 10 singles and two Grammys later, she's pausing next month to reflect on her global success with Greatest Hits - Chapter 1, due at retailers Nov. 19. The compilation will include three new songs, the first of which, Catch My Breath, will hit radio and digital retailers Oct. 16.
On her website, Clarkson authored a brief note about the upcoming best-of. "To own a company, lead an organization as a business woman, and be able to create music I'm proud of has been tough but inspiring for me," she wrote. "To celebrate the strength and longevity that my fans, friends, and family have supported me with, I wrote this song Catch My Breath with one of my best friends that has seen me through everything. This song represents who I've been, what I've felt, and where I'm headed as not only an artist but as a 30-year-old that is now smart enough to know that it's time to stop, catch my breath, and be proud of not only what has been accomplished but of all the people that have helped me become the woman I am today."
Clarkson, a veteran of Idol knock-offs The Voice and Duets, is competing at this year's Country Music Association awards for female vocalist of the year honors. She's also reportedly working on a follow-up to last year's Stronger.