Last night I went to Greeneville, Tennessee, where I saw Kellie Pickler on stage at Niswonger Performing Arts Center. It’s a beautiful venue. A theater that seats about 1100 people. I’ve been there a number of times before. I love that venue, and it was great having Kellie play this close to my home again. Before she even took the stage, I started wondering what I could possibly say when I tried to write an article to post on Country’s Chatter. I mean, this would be the fourth time I saw her in concert. How many things can you possibly find to say about an artist.
But, no worries. This is a young lady who does what she is supposed to do when she gets on stage. You can always expect to see something new when you go to one of her shows. You get the same humor, the same fantastic stage presence, and sometimes even the a few of the same songs. But you never get the same show. You are never bored. And you are never sorry you went again. She is witty, has amazing stage presence, and really connects with her audience – even when the theater is dark, and she can’t see any farther than the first couple of rows – she knows we’re out there. And you know she knows. Because her comments are not directed to those first two or three rows, she’s talking to everyone in her audience.
After this show, like every Kellie Pickler show I’ve seen before, she is right out there with her fans when the show is over. A great 90 minutes on stage, and then – all the time it takes to make sure every person in line gets an autograph and a picture with her. I really enjoyed getting to talk to her again. Since this was my fourth show, it was also the fourth time I’ve met Kellie. She said she remembered, and she had visited Country’s Chatter before. I love that about her. Because she meets thousands and thousands of people, and even if she didn’t remember me – it was really nice of her to say she did. I gave her a copy of the article I wrote after the last time I saw her (you can read that one by clicking here), and I even had one for her to autograph for me, and she did. If you don’t think there are any artists out there who really care about their fans, then you haven’t been to one of Kellie’s shows.
Have you heard Kellie’s current single? I wish I could say I’ve been hearing it on the radio but unfortunately WXBQ hasn’t started playing it. And I’m not sure why. But I’m definitely going to call and request it. The song is called “Little Bit Gypsy,” and you can hear it and watch the lyric video by clicking here. I think it’s a great song. Let me know what all of you think.
I did have a little ‘focusing’ problem last night. Not sure what was going on with my camera. So I need to send out a huge thank you to Melinda Ketron of Kingsport, Tenn., for sharing her photos with me for this post. Here are a few more photos from last night’s show.
That’s all for now – Just can’t thank Kellie enough for a great show last night, and for being such a genuinely nice person! Always ready to see this girl again.