Kellie Pickler’s 2013 album, The Woman I Am. Photo courtesy of Black River Entertainment.
Kellie Pickler is celebrating her new album, All The Woman I Am, debuting at No. 4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart by making a number of television appearances. She will spend Thanksgiving in New York City, riding in the “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” where she will also perform. The parade airs live on NBC at 9 a.m. ET on Thanksgiving morning.
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Then on December 2, Kellie will perform “The Man with the Bag” during CMA Country Christmas which airs on ABC at 9/8c on ABC. Her rendition of the song is now available for purchase everywhere music is sold, just in time for the holiday season. Continue Reading
Lady Antebellum photo by Joseph Llanes, courtesy of The GreenRoom.
American Country Award nominees Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen and Kellie Pickler are set to perform at the American Country Awards, which air live from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Tuesday, December 10, 8-11 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed on FOX.
Hosted by Trace Adkins and Danica Patrick, the two-hour event will also feature appearances by Sara Evans, Glee’s Matthew Morrison and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons. Previously announced performers include Brad Paisley and Florida Georgia Line, and Sheryl Crow will sing with Darius Rucker. Previously announced presenters include Trevor Brazile, Shada Brazile, Cowboy Troy, Big Smo, Dan King from the Great American Country series Farm Kings, Scotty McCreery, Thompson Square, Chris Young, Carrie Keagan, Olivia Newton-John, Joe Nichols, Lauren Alaina, Clay Walker and Parmalee. Additional performers and presenters to be announced soon.
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Jennifer Nettles photo by John LeMay/ABC.
CMA Country Christmas hosted by Jennifer Nettles is right around the corner! Premiering December 2 at 9/8c on ABC, the holiday special features some of country’s biggest stars performing holiday favorites and sharing their favorite Christmas memories. And as an early Christmas present, CMA Country Christmas is sharing a sneak peek!
Go behind the scenes with Jake Owen, Lady Antebellum, Kellie Pickler and more for a glimpse at their performances and to find out why they love being a part of CMA Country Christmas. “It’s kind of become a tradition for me to be a part of CMA Country Christmas,” Kellie Pickler said. “It’s definitely something I look forward to every year.” Continue Reading
Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Taylor Swift and Chase Rice are giddy over the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert celebrate turning 30 and Charlie Worsham gets a big surprise while out to dinner. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week:
Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/taylorswift13.
Taylor Swift – TaylorSwift13: Tonight!! Insane! Glittery catwalk! IS THIS REAL LIFE @LilyAldridge @VictoriasSecret #VSFashionShow
Chase Rice – ChaseRice: Y’all keep wonderin why I’m in such a funny and happy mood tonight. Really? The Victoria’s Secret fashion is on…nuff said
CharlieWorsham – CharlieWorsham: oh, just a typical Wednesday night.. not like we were having a night cap when @IamStevenT (Steven m^*€! f@-/’ Tyler) walks in (!!!)
Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/LukeBryanOnline.
Luke Bryan – LukeBryanOnline: First hunt baby. Me and @HJobes are pumped. Whew. Feels good. #windyashell
Kellie Pickler’s 2013 album, The Woman I Am. Photo courtesy of Black River Entertainment.
On her 2011 album, 100 Proof, Kellie Pickler stepped away from the confines of pop-based country with a decidedly traditional sound. Though she subsequently parted with her label after the project’s release, 100 Proof was met with critical acclaim as the American Idol alum delivered one of that year’s best traditional albums. Now on her new project, The Woman I Am, hitting stores November 11, Kellie stays the course with 12 songs ranging from Honky Tonk to heartbreaking while consistently celebrating strong women.
Lee Brice, Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Brett Eldredge, Eli Young Band, Lucy Hale, Kip Moore, Jake Owen and Kellie Pickler along with ABC’s Nashville stars Connie Britton and Charles Esten and Duck Dynasty‘s Willie and Korie Robertson and Jase and Missy Robertson will present at the 47th Annual CMA Awards. Co-hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, the show will air live from Nashville on ABC at 8/7c on November 6. Before the show, tune in to Great American Country at 7/6c to catch all the stars live from the CMA Red Carpet during our CMA Red Carpet Live special!
Reigning CMA Vocal Duo of the Year Thompson Square will host the Pre-Telecast CMA Awards ceremonies, which will stream live on CMAawards.com on November 6 at 7:30/6:30c. Winners for Musical Event and Music Video of the Year, as well as Musician of the Year and the 2013 CMA Broadcast Awards Radio Station and Personality of the Year will be recognized during the telecast. Continue Reading
Kellie Pickler receives the USO’s Heart of the Warrior Award. Photo by Jess Isaiah Levin, courtesy of Essential Broadcast Media.
Kellie Pickler was honored with the Heart for the Warrior Award from the USO of North Carolina at the Ninth Annual Salute to Freedom Gala in Raleigh, North Carolina on October 19. The award is given to those who “continuously lift the spirits of the troops and their families.” Kellie participated in her first USO tour in 2007 and has since performed for more than 30,000 troops stationed in eight different countries.
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“I am so honored to be here,” Kellie said during her acceptance speech. “I am so blessed to have such a beautiful friendship with the people that make up the USO. I come from a military family. I’ve always had a great deal of respect for our service men and women. I work a lot with the USO, I love working with them. We’ve been able to do so many tours overseas. To be in a position where you can take a little piece of home to your service men and women, why would you not do that? They need to know we have their back because they have ours.” Continue Reading
Kellie Pickler photo courtesy of Esstential Broadcast Media.
Kellie Pickler will release her fourth studio album, The Woman I Am, on November 11. Fans can now pre-order special album bundles on KelliePickler.com. Kellie co-wrote three songs on the project, including the title track.
“I was doing an interview and a gentleman said, ‘So, if I were to tell someone who doesn’t listen to country music and is not familiar with you to get one song off iTunes to download that kind of describes you in a nutshell, what would it be?’” Kellie said. “I thought and then I said, ‘I don’t think I’ve written it yet, but I’m going to,’ and my husband and I wrote it that night.” Continue Reading
Scotty McCreery photo by Russ Harrington, courtesy of UMG Nashville.
Scotty McCreery makes it a double on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown this week! His latest video, “See You Tonight,” remains in the top spot for a second straight week while Kellie Pickler and Chris Young complete the Top 3 again this week. Plus, Tyler Farr makes his countdown debut with “Redneck Crazy,” checking in at No. 19.
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Host Nan Kelley and Scotty, this week’s special co-host, celebrated baseball’s postseason at the MLB Network’s famed Studio 42 in Secaucus, N.J. MLB Network analysts and former major leaguers Mitch “Wild Thing” Williams and Kevin Millar joined them for an in-studio game and Scotty, a former high school pitcher, took the mound with Mitch Williams. Check the schedule for more airtimes!
Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Head over to our Top 20 section for videos, photos and more! You can also catch Top 20 Extras, cast your votes, and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land.
This Week’s Chart:
- Scotty McCreery – “See You Tonight”
- Kellie Pickler – “Someone Somewhere Tonight”
- Chris Young – “Aw Naw”
- Keith Urban – “Little Bit of Everything”
- Miranda Lambert – “All Kinds of Kinds”
- Kenny Rogers w/Dolly Parton – “You Can’t Make Old Friends”
- Cassadee Pope – “Wasting All These Tears”
- Thompson Square – “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking”
- Kelly Clarkson – “Tie It Up”
- Luke Bryan – “That’s My Kind of Night” Continue Reading
Toby Keith photo courtesy of Show Dog-Universal Music.
Next year for the first time, Toby Keith will head to Australia. He’ll take his Hammer Down Under Tour to Australia in March 2014, also headlining the 2014 CMC Rocks the Hunter festival during his visit. Kellie Pickler and Eli Young Band will join him on the tour as special guests.
“The Outlaws of country music have always been huge with Aussie fans,” CEO of Entertainment Edge Rob Potts said. “No surprise this country started out as a convict settlement. So we know why the fans are so excited about Toby’s first-ever tour here. They love his larrikin outlaw attitude and the fact that he doesn’t take himself too seriously. We’re super excited to have him touring in March and know the fans will go wild when he rolls out his incredible catalogue of hits. It’s also terrific to welcome back Eli Young Band and to have Kellie Pickler on her first visit down under.” Continue Reading