Tune-In Alert: Kellie Pickler Press Tour

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Country music star and co-host of “Pickler & Ben,” Kellie Pickler wrapped up a whirlwind Los Angeles press tour this week to promote the freshman talk-show, which was recently picked up for its second season. She began the week on Tuesday, February 20th with an appearance on “Ellen” where she was scared by “Faith Hill.” https://www.ellentube.com/episode/bill-gates-kellie-pickler-keala.html On Wednesday, she headed over to E!’s “Daily Pop” for a chat about her upcoming birthday and her favorite things about hosting the first talk show based out of Nashville.  http://www.eonline.com/shows/daily_pop/videos/269023/kellie-pickler-dishes-on-first-talk-show-in-nashville  After which, she visited CNN for a live interview on HLN’s “MichaeLA.”  Kellie and Michaela Pereira talked about the show and Kellie’s three USO Tours.  At “ET Online,” Kellie and Sophie Schillaci talked about her most recent single and played a game about country slang terms. Thursday, the day began with a visit to “Access Live” where she spoke with hosts Kit Hoover and Scott Evans about the instant chemistry she and co-host Ben Aaron had from their very first meeting.  Next she headed to “Perez Hilton,” who expressed how much he’d like to appear on “Pickler & Ben.”  After a wild visit with “Extra” amid the crowds of Universal CityWalk, Kellie wrapped up her press tour at “Steve Harvey” where she shared her passion for extreme sports, including sky diving for a segment to air on February 26th.

“I Love Kellie Pickler” Returns to CMT For Season 3 on August 3rd

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Kellie and Kyle are back with a third season of their hit CMT television series “I Love Kellie Pickler,” which premieres on Thursday, August 3 at 11 p.m., ET/PT. The docu-comedy follows the country music star and personality as she navigates her madcap relationships with friends and family, along with her adoring husband, Kyle Jacobs, her complete opposite. The 2015 series debut marked CMT’s highest rated premiere among women 18-49 since 2008 and averaged 1.5 million weekly viewers during season two. Find out more at CMT.com!

Kellie Pickler To Join All-Star Cast for PBS’ A Capitol Fourth!

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Joining the all-star line-up for the 37th annual edition of PBS’ A CAPITOL FOURTH, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, are acclaimed country music singer and songwriter Kellie Pickler, Grammy-nominated gospel legend Yolanda Adams and Broadway star and two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (BANDSTAND).  Pickler, the AMERICAN IDOL alum, DANCING WITH THE STARS champion, and star of the hit TV show I LOVE KELLIE PICKLER will perform “This Land is Your Land” and “Small Town Girl” from her Gold-certified debut album.  Adams, one of gospel’s seminal voices, will perform “Battle Hymn of the Republic” with Patrick Lundy & The Ministers of Music.  Osnes will be featured in a patriotic medley and will also perform alongside the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” and members of the Armed Forces carrying the State and Territorial Flags during the fireworks finale. A CAPITOL FOURTH airs on PBS Tuesday, July 4, 2017 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.  The program can also be heard live in stereo over NPR member stations nationwide.   In addition, the concert will be live-streamed online on Facebook Live and http://www.pbs.org/a-capitol-fourth and available as Video on Demand for a limited time only, July 4 to July 18, 2017. Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos (FULLER HOUSE, SCREAM QUEENS) will host A CAPITOL FOURTH, featuring performances by: soul men Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi of The Blues Brothers; iconic multi-platinum selling music legends The Beach Boys, with special guests John Stamos (drums) and Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath (vocals); legendary Motown stars The Four Tops; country music star and Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry Trace Adkins; THE VOICE Season 12 winner Chris Blue; and multi-talented actress and singer Sofia Carson (DESCENDENTS 2); with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. The program is a co-production of Michael Colbert of Capital Concerts and WETA, Washington, D.C.  Executive producer Michael Colbert has assembled an award-winning production team that features the top Hollywood talent behind some of television’s most prestigious entertainment awards shows including the GRAMMY AWARDS, COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, TONY AWARDS, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, and more. About Capital Concerts Capital Concerts is the production force behind two of television’s longest-running and highest-rated live programs commemorating America’s most important holidays.  THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT, the nation’s tribute to our men and women in uniform, and A CAPITOL FOURTH, our country’s biggest birthday party, have become American traditions that have consistently ranked among the highest rated programs on PBS over the past decade.  The holiday specials have been honored with over 80 awards including the New York Film Festival Award, the Telly Award, the Golden Cine Award, the Videographer Award, the National Education Association Award, the Aurora Award, the Christopher Award, the Communicator’s Award, the AXIEM Award, the Omni Award and the Writer’s Guild of America Award. Underwriters A CAPITOL FOURTH is made possible by Continue reading

Kellie Pickler Headlines Rare Country ‘VIP Pre-Jam’ Nov. 30

Limited # of Passes Available to the Public via Rare Country’s Facebook and Twitter Pages  Nashville, TN – Kellie Pickler will headline the Rare Country VIP Pre-Jam concert on  Wednesday, November 30th inside Bridgestone Arena’s Rehearsal Hall, from 5 – 6:30 p.m. The Pre-Jam acoustic concert will honor invited veterans and feature performances by Kellie and other special guests.  A limited number of passes to the Pre-Jam will be available on Rare Country’s Facebook and Twitter pages, stay tuned to RareCountry.com for additional information. The Rare Country VIP Pre-Jam serves as a warm-up to “Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam,” which features Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Kid Rock, Larry The Cable Guy, Travis Tritt, 3 Doors Down and Charlie Daniels. Tickets to the Volunteer Jam can be purchased here. Passes to the Rare Country VIP Pre-Jam are not available for purchase and will grant admittance to the Pre-Jam ONLY. Guests will need to have purchased a separate ticket to attend the Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam, which begins at 7 p.m. 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 first gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of “American Idol.” She has gone on to release four critically acclaimed  albums, including her Gold-certified debut Small Town Girl as well as 100 Proof, which Rolling Stone named the Best Country Album of 2011. Among her best known hits are the Gold-certified “Red High Heels,” “I Wonder,” “Best Days of Your Life,” “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful,” “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind,” “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You,” and “No Cure for Crazy.” In spring of 2013, Pickler partnered with dance coach Derek Hough and won the Mirror Ball Trophy on “Dancing with the Stars.” That same year, she also released her fourth album, The Woman I Am, with Black River Entertainment, which featured three songs co-written by Pickler including the title cut. She voiced the lead character, a sweet potato named Mirabelle, in the Veggie Tales animated movie “Beauty and the Beet” in 2014, and launched her home goods line, “Selma Drye by Kellie Pickler,” in cooperation with the Opry Stores (shop.opry.com) in 2015. Her CMT docu-comedy series “I Love Kellie Pickler,” which co-stars her husban d,  songwriter/producer Kyle Jacobs, debuted in November 2015, propelling the network to its highest premiere with adults since 2012 and women since 2008. The hit television series returned for a second season in August 2016. Pickler is an avid supporter of the U.S. military, having completed nine USO Tours thus far and is preparing for her tenth. For more information, please visit www.kelliepickler.com. About Rare Country Rare Country is an official media sponsor of the “Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam.” A subsidiary of Cox Media Group, Rare Country is one of the fastest growing media brands in country Continue reading

Kellie Pickler Honored With Department of Defense Spirit of Hope Award in D.C.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Loved not only for her bold personality and southern charm, country music recording artist and the star of the CMT hit docu-comedy television series I Love Kellie Pickler is known for her avid support of our servicemen and women. In honor of Kellie’s continued work spanning nine-and-counting USO tours, the critically-acclaimed North Carolinian and her husband Kyle Jacobs were honored Sept. 28, with the Department of Defense Spirit of Hope Award, presented annually to distinguished Americans and organizations to include entertainers and men and women of the United States Armed Forces whose patriotism and service reflec ts that of Mr. Bob Hope.  “I am so humbled to be in such great company in receipt of this honor from the Department of Defense,” Kellie shared after accepting the distinguished award with her husband Kyle on Wednesday in Washington D.C.  “We’ve been so blessed to have a great relationship with the USO which has allowed us to be able to take a little piece of home to our service men and women both overseas and here at home.”  The Department of Defense criteria for the Spirit of Hope Award requires the recipient to have selflessly contributed an extraordinary amount of time, talent or resources to significantly enhance the quality of life of service members and their families serving around the world and epitomize the values of Bob Hope—duty, honor, courage, loyalty, commitment, integrity and selfless dedication.  In 2015 at the CMA Music Festival the parents of slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle presented Kellie Pickler with the first-ever Operation Troop Aid Chris Kyle Patriot Award and in 2013 Kellie received the Heart For The Warrior Award from the USO of North Carolina during the Salute to Freedom Gala.  

KELLIE PICKLER HONORED WITH HEART FOR THE WARRIOR AWARD FROM USO OF NORTH CAROLINA

RALEIGH, N.C. – – Country music singer Kellie Pickler was presented with the Heart for the Warrior Award from the USO of North Carolina on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Ninth Annual Salute to Freedom Gala in Raleigh, N.C. The award is given to those who, through their selfless service and contributions, continuously lift the spirits of the troops and their families. Pickler, an Albemarle, N.C. native, participated in her first USO tour in 2007. Since then, she has performed for more than 30,000 troops stationed in eight different countries. “I am so honored to be here,” said Pickler 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.” The Gala honored service members and people from the community who support America’s military heroes. As part of the evening’s festivities, the USO of North Carolina held a live auction which included a signed guitar from Pickler. The winning bidder was Frank Stewart, who paid $4,900 for the guitar. In total, the Live Auction raised $81,550. The Black River Entertainment recording artist will release her fourth album, The Woman I Am, on Nov. 11. The album, which features her current single, “Little Bit Gypsy,” is available now for pre-sale orders at www.KelliePickler.com. Pickler will also perform on “CMA Country Christmas,” which will tape in Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 8 and is scheduled to air on the ABC Television Network on Dec. 2. Country singer Kellie Pickler receives the Heart for the Warrior Award at the USO of North Carolina’s Ninth Annual Salute to Freedom Gala in Raleigh, N.C. on Oct. 19. Photographer: Jess Isaiah Levin Find out more straight from the source! http://ebmediapr.com/kelliepickler/537-kellie-pickler-honored-with-heart-for-the-warrior-award-from-uso-of-north-carolina

Country Wins Big On TV Shows

Trace Adkins and Kellie Pickler Dominate On National TV Shows. In less than a week, two of country music’s own have taken the top spots, winning the ultimate prize on two national TV shows. On Sunday night, May 19, Trace Adkins become the winner of this season’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. Adkins was representing the American Red Cross and was able to raise more than $1.5 million for Red Cross. Just last night, May 21, Kellie Pickler and her partner won this season of Dancing with the Stars. She danced her heart out this season and took the mirror ball trophy home! To say that these two made country music and country music fans proud would be an understatement! Congratulations to them both!

Kellie Pickler Someone Somewhere Tonight: Story Behind the Song

Kellie Pickler Gives Insight Into Her Emotional Connection to New Song “Someone Somewhere Tonight.” Most often, when I see Kellie Pickler, she is being low key, silly and a whole lot of fun. She is obviously a laid back kind of gal with a really great sense of humor. That being said, it’s interesting to see the flip side of that, and hear her being more serious and insightful. In a recent video posted on her YouTube channel, Pickler is filling in fans on her emotional connection to new song “Someone Somewhere Tonight,” and the story behind the lyrics. It hasn’t been released yet, but this will definitely make you excited to hear more. Check it out below! Kellie Pickler on “Someone Somewhere Tonight.”

Could Kellie Pickler Be Any More Adorable?

Kellie Pickler Charms On Dancing with the Stars and Late Night! I honestly don’t really get that into reality shows, but if these show’s producers keep casting Kellie Pickler, I’m all in. Seriously everyone, could she possibly be any more adorable? Excuse me while I gush, but she is such a warm, real, funny person. It also turns out that not only does she have super vocal skills, she’s also a really great dancer! She is simply doing a fantastic job on Dancing with the Stars right now, having perfectly delivered a Cha Cha, a Jazz and a Jive routine, all superbly! This is one gal that really knows how to roll with the punches whether its shaving her head to support a friend, traveling overseas to help entertain the troops or joke around with a late night talk show! I for one am totally in favor of seeing (and hearing) way more of Pickler! Kellie Pickler Super Adorable and Charming On CBS’s Late Late Night with Craig Ferguson. In Case You Missed it DWTS Week 1 Amaaaazing Cha Cha Routine!

Kellie Pickler and Wynonna Judd Join Dancing with the Stars

Kellie Pickler and Wynonna Judd On Dancing with the Stars Competitors Roster. The upcoming 16th season of Dancing with the Stars just got a lot more interesting with this week’s announcement of the competitors roster which includes country stars Kellie Pickler and Wynonna Judd! Pickler will be paired with professional dancer and DWTS regular Derek Hough (yes, Julianne Hough’s bro!), and Wynonna will be trying out her own dance skills with Tony Dovolani. Kellie and Judd kind of have their work cut out for them though as they will be dancing against athletes and Olympians (find the whole list below)! I’m not the biggest, biggest fan of reality TV shows, though I do try to keep up with them when country artists are featured, of course. DWTS really is a fun show, and I think that both Kellie and Wynonna were great choices for competitors. Can’t wait to tune in for the premiere on Monday, March 18th, and see how they do! Find complete info on ABC.com. Dancing with the Stars Season 16, Complete List of Competitors: • Boxer Victor Ortiz and new pro Lindsay Arnold • Singer Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough • Country star Wynonna Judd and Tony Dovolani • Soap star Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson • Disney Channel star Zendaya Coleman and Valentin Chmerkovskiy • Comedian Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess • Reality star Lisa Vanderpump and new pro Gleb Savchenko • Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas • Olympic skater Dorothy Hamill and Tristan MacManus • Comedian D.L. Hughley and Cheryl Burke • NFL star Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff Comment below, and let us know which country stars YOU would love to see compete on DWTS!!