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Kellie Pickler grew up immersed in country music in the small town of Albemarle, North Carolina with the words of Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton shaping her musical footing. At the age of 19, she gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of “American Idol.” In 2006, she signed with 19 Recordings/BNA Records and released her debut album, Small Town Girl, which has gone on to sell more than 900,000 copies worldwide and produce three hit singles: “Red High Heels,” “I Wonder,” and “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind.”
She followed that in 2008 with her self-titled sophomore record, featuring country radio hits “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful,” “Best Days of Your Life” (co-written with Taylor Swift and her first Top 10), and “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You.” Having established herself as not only a powerful vocalist but also a songwriter, Pickler released her third studio album, 100 Proof, in 2011 to huge critical acclaim. The album was named the No. 1 Country Album of The Year by Rolling Stone and was listed on “Best of 2012” lists by Washington Post, Rhapsody, AOL’s The Boot and more.
In spring of 2013, Pickler partnered with dance coach Derek Hough and won the Mirror Ball Trophy on “Dancing with the Stars.” In 2013, Pickler released her fourth album, The Woman I Am, on her new label home, Black River Entertainment. She co-wrote three songs on the critically acclaimed album, including the title cut. Currently working on new music with producers Kyle Jacobs and Matt McClure, Pickler released her new single “Feeling Tonight” on June 2, 2015. She recently launched her home goods line “Selma Drye by Kellie Pickler” in co- operation with the Opry Stores (shop.opry.com).
In addition, she will star in the upcoming CMT reality show “I Love Kellie Pickler” due to air later this year. Pickler is also an avid supporter of the U.S. military, having recently completed her eighth USO Tour in December 2014. In addition to currently filming the inaugural season of her reality show on CMT, I Love Kellie Pickler, the critically acclaimed Country singer/songwriter has also been tapped for FOX television’s KNOCK KNOCK LIVE. Picker will join this summer’s LIVE, can’t-miss, life-changing television event as a co-host for a weekly series featuring host Ryan Seacrest live in a Los Angeles-based studio.
As part of Seacrest’s team, Pickler will travel across America, arriving at unsuspecting people’s doorsteps with a chance to win big prizes, turn their wildest dreams into reality and even meet their favorite celebrities, including fellow Country artist Luke Bryan in addition to personalities David Beckham, Common, Mike Holmes, Lea Michele, Meghan Trainor and many more. For more information, please visit www.kelliepickler.com.
Gates will open at 6 pm with the show starting at 7 pm. Featuring an opening performance from the Michael Stacey Band. The Show is FREE to celebrate Farmers and Merchants Bank 100 years of service.
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