|Posted by Administrator on May 7, 2013 at 12:30 PM||comments (0)|
Black River Entertainment, label home to country music star and critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Kellie Pickler, is pleased to announce the release of her eagerly awaited debut single, "Someone Somewhere Tonight." The song will be delivered to country radio via Play MPE at 11:00 a.m. CDT on Friday May 10. "Someone Somewhere Tonight" will be available everywhere digital music is sold, beginning May 14.
"It is such an honor to bring this new Kellie Pickler music to country radio," shared Black River Entertainment’s Vice President of Promotion, Bill Macky. "This is the vocal performance of her career and she gives this song such an emotional punch! I can't wait for listeners to hear this hit."
Written by Walt Wilkins and Davis Raines, "Someone Somewhere Tonight" is a song about the human spirit as well as the power of love and redemption.
"'Somewhere Someone Tonight' is such a special song," shared Kellie in a "behind the song" video interview. "Honestly, it is my favorite song I've ever cut and released to country radio. It's so real, and it's so true, and it means something! I think people need to hear it."
Currently a front-runner on ABC's Dancing With The Stars, Kellie will once again collaborate on a forthcoming album with famed producers Frank Liddell (Miranda Lambert, Eli Young Band) and Luke Wooten (Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley) while competing on the show.
Dancing With The Stars airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. EDT/ 7 CDT and Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EDT / 8 CDT.
|Posted by Administrator on February 26, 2013 at 10:50 AM||comments (0)|
Kellie Pickler and Wynonna are getting ready to put on their dancing shoes. Both have signed on to be part of the cast of Dancing With The Stars‘ upcoming season. Interestingly, Pickler’s dancing partner is Derek Hough, brother to actress-singer Julianne Hough. Meanwhile, Wynonna will dance with Tony Dovolani. Wynonna and Pickler will compete against Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, Olympic skater Dorothy Hamill, NFL star Jacoby Jones, boxer Victor Ortiz, soap star Ingo Rademacher, Disney Channel star Zendaya Coleman and reality star Lisa Vanderpump.
The full list of competitors is listed below:
• 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
Previous country entertainers to compete on Dancing With The Stars include Sara Evans, Chuck Wicks, Jewel and Billy Ray Cyrus.
|Posted by Administrator on February 15, 2013 at 4:40 PM||comments (0)|
USO tour veteran Kellie Pickler is no stranger to supporting our men and women in uniform--it’s something she’s been doing since she set out on her first USO tour in 2007. Along the way she’s lifted the spirits of more than 30,000 servicemen and women stationed in eight countries. So, it’s no surprise that the country music singer/songwriter wanted to do something special for our female soldiers spending Valentine’s Day in Afghanistan and Kuwait.
Having traveled to Afghanistan on three out of her six USO tours, the songstress learned first-hand how difficult it is to feel like a lady when you’re in the desert. When she found out about “Ladies Night,” hosted monthly by USO centers in the Middle East, Pickler jumped at the chance to be involved. Designed to give our female soldiers a chance to bond with each other, pamper themselves and take a much-needed break from military living, the events are strictly ladies only.
Backed by a team of sponsors including: Bed Bath & Beyond, Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet Popping Corn, Dearfoams and US Weekly magazine, Pickler wrapped up some of her favorite "girlie" items and sent them overseas to our female soldiers for a special Valentine’s Day edition of “Ladies Night.” Boxes filled with hard-to-get items such as nail polish, slippers, manicure kits, chocolates and chick flicks, among other items, arrived just in time for a holiday treat. While the mega star wasn’t able to attend the events in person, she did pop in for a virtual visit on Skype and delivered a special message of thanks and support to the servicewomen.
“I am grateful to all of our servicemen and women for the sacrifices they make, but I have a special place in my heart for servicewomen," says Pickler. "They are some brave, beautiful and dedicated women. That’s why I wanted to do something special just for them this Valentine's Day. While our servicewomen are spending this time away from their family and loved ones I wanted them to be able to take a moment and pamper themselves.”
• Donated items were shipped to USO Centers at Camps Leatherneck and Marmal, Forward Operating Bases Sharana and Shindand, Airfields Bagram and Kandahar in Afghanistan as well as Camp Buehring in Kuwait.
• Each location received packages filled with make-up, manicure and pedicure products, moisturizers, soaps and a variety of other pampering products donated by Bed Bath & Beyond; the current special edition of US Weekly featuring a four-page spread from her last USO Tour; snacks from Orville Redenbacher’s; Dearforms slippers; greeting cards, as well as other products.
• Pickler Skyped in for a LIVE chat with female service members at USO Shindand and USO Kandahar in Afghanistan and USO Camp Buehring in Kuwait. For those locations unable to participate in the LIVE chat, due to connectivity restraints, Pickler pre-recorded a special message of ‘thanks.’
• Always a strong supporter of our servicemen and women and military families, the country music artist recently auctioned off her 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn truck (courtesy of Ram Trucks) and donated the proceeds, totaling more than $35,000, to the USO in support of USO Warrior and Family Care programs and services.
• This past December, Pickler traveled with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey on her sixth USO tour and delivered holiday cheer and support to more than 6,000 servicemen and women serving in the Middle East.
|Posted by Administrator on February 3, 2013 at 6:20 PM||comments (0)|
American Idol auditions ended last week and with that, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of our current country stars who got their start on the hit tv show. It's amazing to look at how much some of them have changed and where their careers are now. Take a stroll down memory lane with us!
Carrie Underwood Season 5 Audition Tape
Bucky Covington American idol Extra
Kellie Pickler Audition Season 5
Kelly Clarkson Audition Season 1
Scotty McCreery Audition Season 10
Lauren Alaina Season 11 Audition
Casey James Season 9 Audition
Bo Bice Season 4 Audition
|Posted by Administrator on December 21, 2012 at 11:50 AM||comments (0)|
Credit: U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class, Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.
On Wednesday, Dec. 19, country star Kellie Pickler returned to the states from what was her sixth USO tour overseas to perform for U.S. troops as part of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey’s annual USO holiday tour.
Other celebrities that joined her on the seven-day, four-country tour throughout the Middle East include Ross Detwiler and Craig Stammen of the Washington Nationals, Matt Hendricks of the Washington Capitals and comedian Iliza Shlesinger. All participated in an array of hospital visits and USO meet and greets, each tailored to bring a touch of home to the servicemen and women making the biggest sacrifice. Stops included: Bagram Air Base and Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart in Germany; and a visit with Sailors stationed aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis, among other locations.
“It’s always different coming here this time of year,” Pickler said, prior to her performance at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan on Dec. 16.
“[During] the holidays, everyone wants to be home with their families and loved ones. And I know it’s just as hard for [your] families back home, so they’re making a sacrifice as well. I just want to say thanks so much for all that you do, and thank you to your families as they make a huge sacrifice. This time of year is really hard so I hope that you know that we love you. The USO, all of us, we are praying for a safe return home for you all. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”
For more information about the USO, download their official fact sheet here: http://bit.ly/yaebvo.