Kellie Pickler Flips On The Pink Lights At The Opry. The Grand Ole Opry joined Women Rock For The Cure in the fight against breast cancer tonight with the Opry’s fourth annual “Opry Goes Pink” show. Kellie Pickler, who recently shaved her own head in support of her childhood friend battling cancer, flipped the switch on the Opry’s barn backdrop, turning it pink for the night. Tonight’s show also included performances by Sarah Darling, Jimmy Dickens, Kristen Kelly, The Farm, Mindy Smith and others as well as activities recognizing breast cancer survivors and the continuing fight against the disease.
Kellie Pickler and Hard Rock Cafe Nashville Host Pinktober Concert. October has a new name and its PINKtober in honor of breast cancer awareness! Country music singer, Kellie Pickler is helping to lead the charge in Nashville along Hard Rock Cafe by hosting a special concert! The event will help raise proceeds for the American Cancer Society, nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Get complete details on the event below! Hard Rock’s efforts towards Pinktober go beyond the concert though. They are including PINK menu option, “PINK sheets rooms”, and various limited edition merchandise in their locations worldwide. A variety of charities will benefit from sales including The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®, The Caron Keating Foundation (U.K.) and local breast cancer charities around the globe. Fans can get involved all month long by visiting their local Hard Rock locations and eating and drinking PINK with Hard Rock’s non-alcoholic PINK drinks and PINK menu offerings. Get noticed in stylish shades of PINK with Hard Rock’s PINKTOBER merchandise including the PINKTOBER 2012 T-shirt, bracelet, robe, PINK Sheets, pin and more. Products are sold exclusively at Hard Rock properties worldwide, including Cafes, Hotels, Casinos and on www.hardrock.com. Kellie Pickler Nashville Hard Rock Concert Details. When: Saturday, October 13, 2012 8 p.m. Event begins Where: Hard Rock Cafe Nashville 100 Broadway Nashville, TN 615-742-9900 Admission: $50 VIP tickets with Kellie Picker meet and greet $15 General admission tickets Purchase tickets now
Black River Entertainment Signs Kellie Pickler. Kellie Pickler has signed with Black River Entertainment, helping to grow the label’s roster. “What’s not to love about Kellie? She’s real, she adores her fans, she’s rooted in and committed to country music and she’s genuine. How can you ask for more than that?” –Gordon Kerr, CEO of Black River Entertainment “In looking for a label partner, I was really drawn to the Black River family because they hold similar values that I do. From our initial meeting, it was clear to me how much the entire team respects the artists’ musical vision, and I’m really looking forward to getting back into the studio to record and release new music to country radio.” -Pickler Pickler joins Black River alongside four labelmates including country superstar Craig Morgan, rising star Sarah Darling, vocal trio Due West and country newcomer Glen Templeton.
Kellie Pickler Has Shaved Her Head In Support Of Her Friend And The Breast Cancer Cause. Kellie Pickler has stood beside her best friend—a childhood friend who Pickler refers to as her “sister”—Summer Holt Miller throughout her breast cancer prognosis and subsequent treatment since receiving word of the diagnosis in June of this year, but yesterday in Nashville, Tenn., the inseparable duo took their stance against cancer one step further when they both buzzed their hair to bring awareness to the importance of early detection. As revealed on ABC’s Good Morning America exclusively, Pickler and Miller shared their story as Miller was just 36 years old when she received word of her diagnosis. “Cancer does not discriminate.” -Pickler “If this compels even one person to change their mentality toward waiting until the age of 40 for their mammogram, then it will be worth it.” -Miller A behind-the-scenes video capturing the ladies’ cuts and truthful candor about Miller’s diagnosis and treatment will be shared on Athena® Water’s website, www.athenawater.com, and Athena® will make a monetary donation to the American Cancer Society in Miller’s honor. Athena® will contribute a minimum of $2 million to support breast cancer awareness, care, education and research by 2014. “So many people feel helpless when a loved one is diagnosed with breast cancer. Athena gives everyone the chance to make a difference, with every bottle of water, 365 days of the year.” -Dillon Schickli, Athena CEO For every bottle of water purchased, a portion of the proceeds benefits breast cancer awareness.
Kellie Pickler Shows Support While Volunteering At Second Harvest Food Bank. Kellie Pickler is currently the national spokesperson for the Con Agra Foods Foundation Hunger-Free Summer program, and so, she took out some time and showed her support by volunteering at the middle Tennessee Second Harvest Food Bank. The goal of the program and Pickler’s involvement is to help spread the word about child hunger in the United States. Because of her involvement, Kellie herself has become aware of issues that no doubt many other Americans are also unaware of. “I was really surprised at how many kids go hungry during the summertime, just because they rely on the school meals for food,” -Kellie Pickler While volunteering, she helped by working alongside local volunteers and provide nutritious meals for low-income families. The volunteers included adults and children as they filled backpacks with food and packed lunches. “It really is good for the kids to be a part of (volunteering), too, to just show them how blessed they are…It makes you more appreciative of what you have.” -Kellie Pickler Has Kellie inspired you? Go to the official website for more info.
Kellie Pickler Featured On An Episode Of GAC’s Day Jobs! Animal lover Kellie Pickler had a once in a lifetime experience as a caregiver at the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee on GAC’s Day Job’s last night. Helping animals has always been an important part of Kellie’s life. She learned about some of the tragic stories of their past and how the Elephant Sanctuary is helping provide a quality of life they would’ve experienced in the wild. Kellie took in every moment working alongside the caregivers as the tended to the magnificent creatures. The show premiered last night on GAC, but for those of you who missed, you will have your chance! The episode will re-air May 4 at 10pm ET, May 5 at 2am ET and May 6 at 3pm ET! Here is a sneak peak of the episode!
Why You Need To Listen To Kellie Pickler’s New Album Now! Kellie Pickler‘s new album, 100 Proof released today! This is the first album we have seen from Pickler since her self-titled album in 2008, and it was well worth the wait. Since her American Idol debut, Kellie admits she has grown quite a bit, and this album proves that she is an artist in her own right. “When I auditioned for American Idol I was not an artist. So from Idol to the first record to this record, I really tried to find myself because there’s a difference between a singer and an artist.” -Kellie Pickler That evolution is definitely audible on 100 Proof, and I would like to give you the Top 3 Reasons why you should listen to (and possibly purchase!) Pickler’s new album right now. Reason #1 Classic Country Vibe One thing I hear a lot of country music fans say is that country music like they know it, doesn’t really exist anymore. It seems more and more that what hits mainstream country music stations is a fusion of pop, country and well, other things. These country fans who are aching for that classic country sound will be pleased with 100 Proof. While it isn’t truly traditional country, it is very much playing homage to that sound that a lot of country fans grew up on. With heroes like Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and Tammy Wynette, it’s hardly shocking that this vibe would be so prevalent on Pickler’s album. From the whining guitar on the title track to the twang in Kellie’s voice and the instrumentals on “Where’s Tammy Wynette” and “Little House On The Highway“, fans will no doubt be pleased with the overall effect. There is also a healthy dose of fiddle and banjo thrown in here and there throughout the whole album which is never a bad thing. Another clue that this album is rooted in old-school country is Kellie’s ode to the honky tonk with her “Unlock That Honky Tonk” track. One lyric literally pleads “Don’t tell me country’s gone…”. That one is definitely going to be a summer concert favorite. Reason #2 Strong Voice One thing I love about Pickler is her sassiness. She always seems to say just what she means, and doesn’t hold back. This same quality is evident in her music, and it is incredibly compelling. Her first single release off the album, “Tough” is a great example of this. She delivers the well-written lyrics with power and vocal talent that kind of makes you wanna throw fist in the air or give this girl a high-five! There’s also “Stop Cheatin’ On Me” which doesn’t quite have the same fast-paced power of “Tough“, but it definitely maintains a similar take-no-bull attitude. Reason #3 Balance Another reason to love this album is that it has a really good balance between fast-paced boot-scootin’ songs and slower-paced tunes. The previously mentioned “Unlock That Honky Tonk“, “Tough“, “Where’s Tammy Wynette” and “Little Continue reading Kellie Pickler 100 Proof Album Review
Kellie Pickler Makes TV Appearances to Promote Release of 100 Proof. Kellie Pickler‘s much anticipated album 100 Proof releases Tuesday, January 24th and in an effort to promote she’ll be takin’ some time to make a couple appearances on TV. Fans can catch her on ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday, January 25th and she’ll be stopping by one of her favorites, The Ellen Degeneres Show on Friday, January 27th. Check out local listings for times and channels! In the mean time you can watch Pickler’s video for “Tough“. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLOEqQW-Bmo&ob=av2e]
Kellie Pickler Hosts Nashville Humane Association Benefit. Kellie Pickler will be hosting the second annual, “Unleashed: Dinner With Your Dog“, on Saturday, January 21st in Nashville. The event benefits the city’s Humane Association, and features a “Canine Couture Fashion Show” live auction and dinner. Tickets range from $80-$150. Other stars whose attendance is expected includes Jimmy Wayne, Ty Herndon, Sarah Darling and others. Pickler’s upcoming album, 100 Proof, featuring latest single “Tough” is due out January 24th.
Kellie Pickler Releases Cover of Upcoming Album, 100 Proof. In the run-up to the release of her upcoming album, 100 Proof, Kellie Pickler has let slip a little sneak peak of the album cover! I know you’re not supposed to judge a book (or album…) by its cover, but if you could, I think you could expect good things from 100 Proof! It has a classic and sophisticated look, and frankly, I’m excited! We’ve been hearing little bits and pieces about this album for a few months now, and Pickler’s recent single “Tough“, is one of the eleven tracks featured on the album (for a complete list see below). The release date is set for January 24th, 2012, and fans can already pre-order. 100 Proof, Complete Track Listing 1. Where’s Tammy Wynette 2. Unlock That Honky Tonk 3. Stop Cheatin’ On Me 4. Long As I Never See You Again 5. Tough 6. Turn On The Radio And Dance 7. Mother’s Day 8. Rockaway (The Rockin’ Chair Song) 9. Little House On The Highway 10.100 Proof 11.The Letter (To Daddy)