A week after the reveal of the cover of country star/American Idol Season 5 finalist and Season 16 Dancing With The Stars champion Kellie Pickler’s upcoming 4th studio album, The Woman I Am, we now have a tracklisting and clips for the album! Kellie cowrote 3 tracks on the album (including the title track), while her husband Kyle has 4 cowrites on the album.
Here’s the tracklisting for Kellie’s The Woman I Am, which is due out November 12, 2013, with songwriting credits. Via press release, Kellie says of the album’s 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?” 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.
1 “Little Bit Gypsy” (Kyle Jacobs/Tammi Lynn Kidd/Fred Wilhelm)
2 “Ring for Sale” (Jim Beavers/Chris Stapleton, see video of Kellie performing the song here)
3 “Buzzin'” (Steve Moakler/John Osborne/TJ Osborne)
4 “The Woman I Am” (Kyle Jacobs/Kellie Pickler)
5 “Closer to Nowhere” (Carson Chamberlain/Wade Kirby/Phil O’Donnell)
6 “Selma Drye” (Joe Lammonds/Billy Montana/Kellie Pickler)
7 “I Forgive You” (busbee/Hillary Lindsey/Aimee Mayo)
8 “Bonnie and Clyde” (Kyle Jacobs/Kellie Pickler/Liz Rose)
9 “Where Did Your Love Go” (Kalissa Ewing/Rivers Rutherford, check out Kalissa Ewing’s demo here)
10 “No Cure for Crazy” (Kyle Jacobs/Joe Leathers/Billy Montana/John Ozier)
11 “Tough All Over” (Gary Nicholson/Leslie Satcher)
12 “Someone Somewhere Tonight” (Davis Raines/Walt Wilkins)
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Kellie reaffirmed her love of the classic, traditional sound of country and said that the new album has some of that sound that was on her critically acclaimed 100 Proof without being the same album. Do you hear differences from these clips, and which clips are standing out early to you?
According to HDD, 100 Proof sold 90k total after an opening week of 27k (which it achieved in late January 2012 with no single charting at the time). The Woman I Am has already seen lead single, “Someone Somewhere Tonight” peak at #48 Country Aircheck/#49 Billboard Country Airplay while “Little Bit Gypsy” is at #49 Country Aircheck/#56 Billboard Country Airplay this week. Do you think The Woman I Am can match or top the sales and airplay of Kellie’s previous album?