I have always liked Kellie Pickler. I liked her on American Idol, I’ve liked all of her songs so far, and I really enjoyed her at the Washington County Fair in Abingdon, Va., last year. The pictures on this post are from that show in Abingdon.
So I was really happy to read an article in the Chicago Tribune, by Luis Arroyave, on Oct. 12, that was titled “Kellie Pickler won’t leave her first love – country music”. To that I say, “Good for you, Kellie.” Because we like you just the way you are.
The article, which you can read in full here, says in part that “Kellie Pickler isn’t going to alter her country sound so it’s more pop-friendly, and she isn’t going to release dance remixes to her songs to get more mainstream radio play.”
Kellie will be at the North Carolina State Fair on Saturday, Oct. 17. To those of you live close enough to go, I hope you will. She puts on a fantastic show, and I don’t mind telling you that as much as I enjoyed seeing her, I was really pleasantly surprised with what I saw. She has certainly come a long way since her American Idol days.
For those of you keeping up with Kellie’s tour schedule can find her at Wild Bill’s in Duluth, Ga., on Oct. 16, and the day after that – the fair in Raleigh. She has shows spread out through June 2, 2010 up on the schedule on her web site, so be sure to check them out. I like when they put things up that far ahead, because even if a lot of the parts are left as “to be announced,” you still get an idea when your favorite entertainers are going to be somewhere near you. That makes planning ahead a lot easier.
Kellie’s “Best Days Of Your Life,” ended up in the Top 10! And her new single, “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You,” is in the No. 40 spot on Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40. Both of these songs came off Kellie’s self-titled sophomore album, that reached the Top 15 on Billboard’s Country Album Chart.
Going to leave you with Kellie’s return to the American Idol stage, where we get a little interview with Kellie, and her “Red High Heels,” too.
That’s all for now. I’ll talk to you all soon. I have e-mail to answer tonight, so I should be able to get one out to all of you I owe one too right now.