Kelly Clarkson

Is No Ed McMahon

6/25/2008 10:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
At least one former "American Idol" isn't worried about the housing crisis -- Kelly Clarkson just bought herself a new crib, y'all!


The OG "Idol" purchased this really nice -- but modest for a Grammy-winning pop star -- $1.5 million home in Nashville.

Maybe keeping it simple will be keeping Kelly from having to perform at local balloon festivals, housing developments or outlet malls in the future!