Country music singer/songwriter Kellie Pickler
released her new album, The Woman I Am
, on Monday, and has been making the media rounds with appearances and performances on several television shows this week. The Woman I Am
was produced by Luke Wooten and Frank Liddell and features her current single “Little Bit Gypsy.”
This is her first album for Black River Entertainment.
On Monday, Nov. 11, the reigning Mirror Ball champion appeared live on ABC Television’s “Dancing with the Stars” to cheer on this season’s contestants. During her chat with host Tom Bergeron, it was announced that Pickler will return to “Dancing with the Stars” onMonday, Nov. 25 to perform during the show’s Finale Week. ClickHERE
to view the appearance.
On Wednesday, Nov. 13, Pickler appeared on the syndicated “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Watch the interview HERE
. Later that night, she appeared on “Late Night with Craig Ferguson.” Watch that interview HERE
and performance HERE
The Woman I Am has already received praise from music critics, including:
“Continuing to mature into a top-class country singer, [Pickler]…has grown from a competent interpreter of others’ songs into an artist with her own vision and style. As a songwriter and vocalist, she’s held onto the charm of her back-country personality while growing into a confident stylist …Add Pickler’s name to the list of women making outstanding albums in a year where men dominate country radio and the media.” – Michael McCall,Associated Press
“Too bad Pickler’s best known for her personality, because her albums are as much fun as hearing her talk. (Three stars)” – Brian Mansfield, USA Today
“On a dozen new tracks, that sound spans the sonic country landscape between the lead-off single, the pining ballad ‘Someone Somewhere Tonight,’ and its breezy, country-rock follow-up, ‘Little Bit Gypsy.’ The guitar-heavy, shuffling song, which Pickler says is the record’s poppiest moment, sounds like her take on Tom Petty covering Elvis Costello’s ‘You Belong To Me.” – Adam Gold, Rolling Stone
“Pickler’s growth is impressive, but she is still at her most charming when she lets that sassiness out. With The Woman I Am, Pickler shows how the next phase of her career may be bigger than she ever dreamed. Grade: B+” – Glenn Gamboa,Newsday
“…Pickler is still one of the most exciting and underrated voices in country music. The Woman I Am is rooted in classic sounds, with a few nods to contemporary country, but none of it comes across as pandering…. The Woman I Am is the autobiographical declaration of a talented North Carolina native who continues to channel the sounds of Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire.” – Erik Ernst, Journal Sentinel
After performing on “Dancing with the Stars” on Monday, Nov. 25, Pickler will travel to New York City to perform on ABC Television’s “The View” on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Two days later, she will make her debut appearance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 28 (broadcast live on NBC Television), where she will ride on a float and perform. The following week, she will perform on “CMA Country Christmas,” airing on Monday, Dec. 2 on ABC Television.
In between media appearances, Pickler is also performing at venues across the nation, including the following dates:
Nov. 16 - Jacksonville, Fla.
St. Johns Town Center Holiday Celebration
Nov. 18 - Fayetteville, N.C.
Nov. 19 - Asheville, N.C.
The Orange Peel
Nov. 22 - Baton Rouge, La.
At the Lawn – L’Auberge Casino
Nov. 23 - Durham, N.C.
Nov. 29 - Dover, Del.
Dover Downs Casino
Dec. 5 – Cincinnati, Ohio
Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill