Monday, December 10, 2007
Kellie Pickler here in the IZ
Kellie Pickler, the American Idol contestant who's done pretty well in Country music came out to sing for us. She's the first mainstream artist to come out here since I've been in country, so I have to give her a lot of credit for making the effort.
Even more important, she was really really good. She could have easily been a wanna-be Pop Tart who depended on her looks to sell records, but her singing was excellent, and the songs she wrote on her own were better then the ones written for her. Don't let her good looks and 'blond-ness' fool you, this girl is a great talent and a class act. Class act, and funny. She could easily be a comedian of the singing career doesn't pan out.
We all took tons of pictures and video. Most of my video is of her chatting with the crowd between songs. That's the stuff you don't get to see often, cursing and all. I'll try to post what I can.
If you haven't listened to her music, her record is a good start and worth the buy. The autographed photo I received is going to my daughter Kaitlyn.
posted by El Capitan at 6:16 AM
This was good to see. O'Reilly has been giving the USO some grief about getting more people to get out there and play for you all.9:20 AM
Kelly Pickler is outstanding. She was on a local radio show here not long ago, and she seems very down to Earth.2:34 PM