Country music singer/songwriter Kellie Pickler will appear on ABC’s hit drama television series “Nashville” this Wednesday, May 7 at 10:00 PM/EDT (9:00 PM/CDT). Pickler performs her most recent single “Closer to Nowhere” from her current album The Woman I Am in the episode, which is titled “All or Nothing with Me” and was filmed at Fort Campbell. The episode also contains a special appearance by First Lady Michelle Obama. [Photo above by Robert Ascroft.]
“It was so much fun to be on this particular episode of ‘Nashville’ since it was filmed at Ft. Campbell, and I got to perform in front of our military and their families,” said Pickler. “I can’t wait to see the finished episode and hope they ask me to come back and do another one!”
Pickler is in the midst of touring the southeast, with upcoming dates in Orlando, Fla. at Plaza ‘Live’ on May 9; Valdosta, Ga. at Wild Adventure Theme Park on May 10; Atmore, Ala. at Windcreek Hotel & Casino Amphitheater on May 17; Austin, Texas at Redfest 2014 on May 25; and Detroit, Mich. at the Downtown Hoedown on May 31.
About Kellie Pickler: Kellie Pickler grew up immersed in country music in the small town of Albemarle, North Carolina with the words of Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton shaping her musical footing. At the age of 19, she gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of “American Idol.” In 2006, she signed with 19 Recordings/BNA Records and released her debut album, Small Town Girl, which has gone on to sell more than 900,000 copies worldwide and produce three hit singles: “Red High Heels,” “I Wonder,” and “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind.” She followed that in 2008 with her self-titled sophomore record, featuring country radio hits “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful,” “Best Days of Your Life” (co-written with Taylor Swift and her first Top 10), and “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You.” Having established herself as not only a powerful vocalist but also a songwriter, Pickler released her third studio album, 100 Proof, in 2011 to huge critical acclaim. The album was named the No. 1 Country Album of The Year by Rolling Stone and was listed on “Best of 2012” lists by Washington Post, Rhapsody, AOL’s The Boot and more. In spring of 2013, Pickler partnered with dance coach Derek Hough and won the Mirror Ball Trophy on “Dancing with the Stars.” On Nov. 11, 2013, Pickler released her new album, The Woman I Am, on her new label home, Black River Entertainment. She co-wrote three songs on the album, including the title cut. The album, which has received much critical acclaim, contains her new single “Closer to Nowhere,” as well as her recent hits “Little Bit Gypsy” and “Someone Somewhere Tonight.” Pickler is also an avid supporter of the U.S. military, having recently completed her seventh USO Tour in December 2013.
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