Since her audition on American Idol, Kellie Pickler has been one of my favorite country artists. I’ve seen her on stage a number of times, had an opportunity to chat with her on several occasions, and can tell you she is as nice as she is talented. I don’t believe anyone puts more into their time on stage than Kellie does. If you haven’t had a chance to see her in concert, I hope you will sometime soon. Until you do, you can catch her on television from time to time – and your next chance to do that comes tomorrow, when she will be on with Queen Latifah. Below is a press release we received today about that upcoming appearance.
Black River Entertainment recording artist Kellie Picklermakes her debut appearance on “The Queen Latifah Show” tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 23. Clickhere to search where the syndicated daytime talk show airs in each local market.
During the show, Pickler talks with Queen Latifah about how much fun she had voicing the lead character of Mirabelle in the new animated VeggieTales movie “Beauty and the Beet” distributed by DreamWorks Animation. Both the DVD and the companion CD, which features Pickler performing eight songs, are available in-stores now.
As part of the show, Pickler challenges Queen Latifah to the bean bag toss game known as “cornhole,” which she plays often with her band members while on the road. In honor of October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Queen Latifah pledged a donation for each bean bag that hits the target to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which funds research and awareness for breast cancer.
After taping “The Queen Latifah Show,” Pickler travelled to Washington, DC to perform at the 2014 USO Gala. “It was a great night honoring our service men and women,” said the singer/songwriter, who is strong supporter of the U.S. military and has performed on seven USO Tours overseas thus far.
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. 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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