Kellie Pickler’s “Small Town Girl” Set to Release this Tuesday

Kellie Pickler’s “Small Town Girl” Set to Release this Tuesday

Want to preview Kellie Pickler’s new album? You can listen to the entire CD here on her CMT home page .

I gave it a listen this morning. I’ll say up front, I’m not a fan of country music, but I was pleasantly surprised.  The CD is filled with catchy pop/country tunes.  I particularly like the jangly guitars on “Red High Heels”, although her vocals are over processed.

The songs, 5 of which Kellie co-wrote, highlight her backstory–that of a plucky girl with a hardscrabble upbringing who perseveres and eventually prevails.  The songs are mostly upbeat country confections, positive in a you-go-girl kinda way.  I won’t be surprised if “Small Town Girl” does very well in the  pop/country market.

Kellie appeared on the “Grand Ole’ Opry” last night.  According to this article she sang her single “Red High Heels” and “My Angel” which is dedicated to her grandmother.  Keep checking the WSM 650 AM archives for a broadcast of the show–WSM will rebroadcast her performance tonight, 9-9:30 pm Central time.

The CD was produced by Blake Chancey, who previously worked with the Dixie Chicks.

Kellie is scheduled to appear on the Today Show, Wednesday, November 1, The View, Thursday November 2 and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Friday, November 3.  Check your local listings for times and stations.

thanks kirsten