Kellie Pickler had a camera follow her around as she was getting fitted for her wedding dress, and the result is below as well as an official photo they released from their wedding. Congrats on your two-year wedding anniversary from all of us at The Country Site Network!
KELLIE PICKLER PERFORMS ON
“DANCING WITH THE STARS,” “THE VIEW”
AND “MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE” THIS WEEK
Her ACA-Nominated Video for “Someone Somewhere Tonight” is No. 1 Country Music Video
in Australia This Week
Pickler’s Performance of Holiday Classic
“The Man with the Bag” Available
for Purchase Now at All Digital Music Outlets;
Pickler Performs Song on “CMA Country Christmas”
ABC Television Special on Dec. 2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Hot on the heels of her new album The Woman I Am debuting at No. 4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, country music singer/songwriter Kellie Pickler will make multiple television appearances this week.
Tonight, the reigning Mirror Ball Champion returns to ABC Television’s “Dancing with the Stars” during its Finale Week to perform her single “Little Bit Gypsy.” “Dancing with the Stars” airs 8:00-10:00 PM/ET.
After flying cross-country, Pickler will perform on ABC Television’s “The View” tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 26. “The View” airs live at 11:00 AM/ET.
On Thanksgiving Day, Pickler will make her debut riding a float and performing on “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.” The event is carried live on NBC Television from 9 AM – 12 PM (noon)/ET on Thursday, Nov. 28.
Next week, Pickler will be sharing holiday cheer when she performs “The Man with the Bag” on “CMA Country Christmas” on Monday, Dec. 2 (9:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC Television. However beginning today, Pickler’s rendition of “The Man with the Bag” is available for purchase everywhere digital music is sold.
Halfway around the globe, Pickler’s music video for “Someone Somewhere Tonight” reached No. 1 on the Country Music Channel (CMC) Top 50 Music Videos Chart in Australia for the week starting Nov. 23, 2013.
The video, which reunites Pickler with her “Dancing with the Stars” dance coach and partner Derek Hough, is also nominated for a 2013 American Country Award (ACA) for Music Video of the Year: Female. “Someone Somewhere Tonight” is featured on The Woman I Am.
The Woman I Am was produced by Luke Wooten and Frank Liddell. The album features 12 songs, including three that were co-written by Pickler. This is her first album for Black River Entertainment.
First Annual Delta Country Jam Adds Billy Currington, Kellie Pickler, Randy Houser And More To Lineup
The First Annual Delta Country Jam Adds
Billy Currington, Kellie Pickler, Randy Houser and More
to the Star-Studded Lineup
Special Ticket Discount Available until June 30
Nashville, TN (June 25, 2013)- The First Annual Delta Country Jam, held in Tunica, MS, October 4-5, 2013 is excited to announced the addition of country stars Billy Currington, Kellie Pickler, Randy Houser and more to the star-packed line-up.
They will join previously announced headliner Tim McGraw, plus Brantley Gilbert, Jerrod Niemann, Thompson Square and Josh Thompson. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.
The two-day music extravaganza will take place in Tunica, MS, October 4-5 on the Abbay & Leatherman Plantation for one of the largest, most anticipated and exciting country music festivals of 2013. Fans of country music will experience non-stop entertainment by today’s brightest stars on a 20-acre field.
Platinum-selling recording artist Billy Currington is set to headline the Friday night lineup with newly announced Randy Houser and Steel Magnolia, plus previously announced Thompson Square, Jerrod Niemann and Josh Thompson. For Saturday’s festivities, Kellie Pickler, Blackberry Smoke, Maggie Rose, Bush Hawg, Drake White and Michael Ray will join previously announced Brantley Gilbert with mega-country star Tim McGraw headlining and closing out the festival.
Produced by Harbor Entertainment, tickets for the First Annual Delta Country Jam Music Festival are available now through Ticketmaster. Single day passes start at $80, or two-day passes can be bought for just $125.00. VIP Packages start at $280. A special discount code can be applied when purchasing tickets. Using the code: DCJam13, a $10 discount will be applied for single day tickets and $15 discount for two-day tickets.This discount offer will expire June 30, 2013. To purchase your tickets now, visit http://bit.ly/15zmJm8
When: October 4-5, 2013
Where: Tunica, MS on the Abbay & Leatherman Plantation (next to River Bend Golf Links.)
Ticket Packages: Single day General Admission passes start at $80. Two-day General Admission packages priced at $125 and VIP packages start at $280, available through Ticketmaster.
Friday, October 4, Featuring: Billy Currington, Randy Houser, Thompson Square, Jerrod Niemann, Josh Thompson and Steel Magnolia.
Saturday, October 5, Featuring: Tim McGraw, Brantley Gilbert, Kellie Pickler, Blackberry Smoke, Maggie Rose, Bush Hawg, Drake White and Michael Ray.
More About Billy Currington:
Mercury Records recording artist Billy Currington burst onto the country music scene in 2003 and has since sold over 11 million units, earned multiple RIAA Gold and Platinum certifications, had seven #1 singles, been nominated for two Grammy Awards and multiple CMA and ACM Awards. His list of impressive hits include– “Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer,” “Let Me Down Easy,” “That’s How Country Boys Roll,” “People Are Crazy,” ”Don’t,” “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right” and “Good Directions.” His multiple nominations include two 2010 Grammy nominations (Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song) for “People Are Crazy,” which also received nominations for Single and Song of the Year from the Academy of Country Music, as well as Single, Song and Video of the Year from the Country Music Association. He was honored with a 2006 nomination for Top New Male Vocalist at the ACM’S, which followed 2005 ACM and CMA nominations for “Party For Two,” his duet with Shania Twain. His current Top 25 radio hit, “Hey Girl,” is the lead single from his highly anticipated September 17 album release of We Are Tonight. The new single has garnered Currington’s biggest first-week track sales ever and has remained in the Top 25 on the Country Singles Chart for five consecutive weeks. For more official Billy Currington news and ticket information go to www.billycurrington.com.
More About Kellie Pickler:
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” where it was evident to all that she was a star. In 2006, she signed to 19 Recordings/BNA Records to release her debut, Small Town Girl, which has gone on to sell over 800,000 copies worldwide and produce three singles: “Red High Heels,” “I Wonder,” and “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind.” In 2008, Pickler released 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, with famed producer Frank Liddell (known for his work with Miranda Lambert) and Luke Wooten. An avid supporter of the U.S. military, she has performed on six USO Tours, having most recently visited Afghanistan in Dec. 2012. In May 2013, Pickler and partner Derek Hough won the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy on ABC Television’s highly-rated “Dancing with the Stars.” Pickler recently released her new single “Someone Somewhere Tonight” on new label Black River Entertainment. For more information, please visit www.kelliepickler.com.
More About Randy Houser:
The Los Angeles Times wrote Stoney Creek Records’ Randy Houser adds “grit to the genre” and The New York Times calls him a true “crowd pleaser.” Celebrating his No. 1 Gold-certified smash hit in “How Country Feels,” Houser’s latest album, How Country Feels, hit stores Jan. 22 and has been called “a buoyant, hook-filled outing (Washington Post) that’s infused with “a balance of revelry and introspection” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel) and shows off Randy’s powerhouse voice hailed “one of the best in Nashville,” (GAC) among others. His latest single, “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” is currently climbing the country charts. Houser will be joining Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley on dates in 2013. Visit www.randyhouser.com for more information.
“Wagon Wheel” Hits No. 1
On Billboard Country Singles Chart
Performs on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (Tuesday, May 21, 2013) – True Believers, the third country album from Platinum-selling Capitol Nashville recording artist Darius Rucker, arrives in-stores today. The album features Platinum-certified single “Wagon Wheel,” which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Country Singles Chart this week.
“I am so excited that today is finally here and I can share True Believers with my fans,” said Rucker. “Having ‘Wagon Wheel’ reach No.1 this same week is amazing to me. I’m very proud of this album, and hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do.”
Rucker will perform tomorrow night (May 22) on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Due to extended news coverage on the tragic aftermath of yesterday’s tornado in Oklahoma and last weekend’s tornadoes that ripped through the Midwest, his live appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” previously announced for this morning, was taped and will be rescheduled to air at a later date.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the families whose lives were devastated by these tornadoes,” said Rucker. “I encourage my fans to help by donating to the American Red Cross.” Donations can be made by visiting redcross.org, dialing 1-800-REDCROSS or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
True Believers, produced by Frank Rogers, is already receiving rave reviews, including:
• “On new album True Believers, he proves he can do more than create formulaic radio hits: Finding a country voice and sound of his own, Rucker shows he can leave a distinctive mark on 21st century country music.” – Associated Press
• “…crafting the richest of his three solo country albums. [Rucker’s]…soulful rasp remains his greatest weapon, and it’s further elevated by the writing and production on True Believers. Rucker already has a formidable commercial track record, but he raises the creative bar a couple of notches with True Believers.” – Billboard
• “Rucker throws in a soulfulness and bluesy touch on many of the songs. …he still manages to touch on the mundane aspects of quotidian life in a way that seems totally genuine and relatable whether you’re a CEO or a fork-lift driver. That could be an even bigger gift than his gritty, instantly recognizable vocals.” – Hitfix
• “[‘Wagon Wheel’]…it’s a well-known song, but Rucker makes it his own, his rugged voice giving it a sense of experience lacking in the Old Crow Medicine Show version. Three songs about the fear of a lover leaving – ‘Lie To Me,’ ‘Heartbreak Road’ and ‘I Will Love You Still,’ which features up-and-comer Mallary Hope – give the album’s latter half a gut-punching immediacy. Rucker is astute in his treatment of the details that turn songs from vague platitudes into crush ballads. *** (out of four stars)” – RedEyeChicago
True Believers Track Listing:
1. “True Believers” (Darius Rucker, Josh Kear)
2. “Miss You” (Darius Rucker, Frank Rogers)
3. “Wagon Wheel” (Bob Dylan, Ketch Secor)
4. “Love Without You” (Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally)
5. “Radio” (Darius Rucker, Luke Laird, Ashley Gorley)
6. “Lost In You” (Darius Rucker, Mark Nesler, Phillip White)
7. “I Will Love You Still” (Darius Rucker, Josh Kear)
8. “Take Me Home” (Darius Rucker, Frank Rogers, Monty Criswell)
9. “Shine” (Darius Rucker, Frank Rogers)
10. “Heartbreak Road” (Darius Rucker, Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins)
11. “Leavin’ the Light On” (Darius Rucker, David Lee Murphy, Phil O’Donnell)
12. “Lie To Me” (Darius Rucker, Rodney Clawson, Bob DiPiero)
Rucker’s True Believers Tour continues this Friday, May 24, in Little Rock, Ark. The tour is travelling to more than 20 cities across the U.S. before wrapping up in Clarkston, Mich. on June 30. Joining him on select dates will be special guests RIAA platinum-selling Rodney Atkins, top-charting country singer Justin Moore, and 2013 ACM New Female Vocalist winner Jana Kramer.
Darius Rucker – True Believers Tour
May 24, 2013 | Little Rock, Ark. | Riverfront Park**
May 30, 2013 | Greensboro, N.C. | Greensboro Coliseum Complex*
May 31, 2013 | Simpsonville, S.C. | Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park*
June 1, 2013 | Virginia Beach, Va. | Patriotic Festival*
June 6, 2013 | Morrison, Colo. | Red Rocks Amphitheatre**
June 9, 2013 | Grand Prairie, Texas | Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie**
June 13, 2013 | N. Lawrence, Ohio | Clay’s Park Amphitheater**
June 14, 2013 | Buffalo, N.Y. | Coca Cola Field+
June 15, 2013 | Baltimore, Md. | Pier Six Pavilion**
June 20, 2013 | West Long Branch, N.J. | The MAC at Monmouth University**
June 21, 2013 | Bangor, Maine | Waterfront Park**
June 22, 2013 | Gilford, N.H. | Meadowbrook-US Cellular Pavilion**
June 27, 2013 | Toledo, Ohio | Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre**
June 28, 2013 | Highland Park, Ill. | Ravinia Festival**
June 29, 2013 | Normal, Ill. | The Corn Crib**
June 30, 2013 | Clarkston, Mich. | DTE Energy Music Theatre**
* denotes Justin Moore and Jana Kramer
** denotes Rodney Atkins and Jana Kramer
+ denotes Sheryl Crow, Rodney Atkins, Gloriana and Jana Kramer
For more information, please visit www.dariusrucker.com.
George Strait will release his highly anticipated 40th studio album, Love Is Everything, on May 14 on longtime label home MCA Nashville. The King of Country music rejoined veteran producer Tony Brown to co-produce the album, which features 13 new tracks, including the lead single “Give It All We Got Tonight.”
Strait co-wrote three songs alongside his son Bubba Strait and legendary songwriter Dean Dillon on Love Is Everything including “That’s What Breaking Hearts Do,” “The Night Is Young,” and “I Believe,” in addition to a self-penned track “I Just Can’t Go On Dying Like This.” Love Is Everything will be available in stores and at all digital retailers.
George Strait has sold more than 68.5 million records and counting. With 33 different platinum or multi-platinum albums, he’s earned the second most certifications of any artist in any genre, following only Elvis Presley. With a total of 59, George Strait has more No. 1 songs than any other artist in history (including Elvis).
Strait’s newest single, “Give It All We Got Tonight,” is currently in the Top 10 on the country charts and is poised to be the hit- maker’s 60th career No. 1. Fans can tweet and Instagram their support with hashtag #60for60, as well as share posts on Facebook.
Love Is Everything, Strait’s 40th album on longtime label home MCA Nashville, is due in stores May 14, 2013.
In Oct. 2011, Strait celebrated his first No. 1 as a songwriter with the debut single from his album of the same name “Here For A Good Time”- he wrote the song with his son Bubba (also his first No. 1 as a songwriter) and legendary songwriter Dean Dillon. On Love Is Everything, Strait again has co-written with Dillon on three tracks.
Strait announced he will use 2013-2014 for his final official tour – The Cowboy Rides Away Tour. With his hometown of San Antonio, Texas standing as the only remaining date on June 1, 2013, Strait has so far experienced record attendance and sold-out shows at ALL of his 20 previous tour stops, including topping 80,000 at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
The Ace in the Hole band formed in 1975. Original members include mainstays Terry Hale (bass), Mike Daily (steel guitar) and Tommy Foote (then drummer, now road manager). Rondal Huckaby (keyboards), Benny McArthur (guitar/fiddle), Gene Elders (fiddle), Rick McRae (guitar), and Mike Kennedy (drums) all joined in the early ’80s and have been with the band for 20-to-25 years. Rounding out the band is John Michael Whitby (strings), Joe Manuel (acoustic guitar), Marty Slayton (harmony vocals) and Thom Flora (harmony vocals).
Love Is Everything Track listing:
- I Got A Car
- Give It All We Got Tonight
- Blue Melodies
- I Just Can’t Go On Dying Like This
- I Thought I Heard My Heart Sing
- That’s What Breaking Hearts Do
- When Love Comes Around Again
- The Night Is Young
- Sittin’ On The Fence
- I Believe
- Love Is Everything
- You Don’t Know What You’re Missing
- When The Credits Roll
Highlights for Holiday Season Include “The Thanksgiving Day Parade On CBS,” New Music Video, Special Olympics Album and “CMA Country Christmas” Special on ABC
(Nashville, Tennessee…) – The favorite time of year for Martina McBride is Christmas, and the country superstar will be sharing the holidays with fans old and new this year with appearances in two television specials, a new music video, a cut on the popular A Very Special Christmas album and her 16-city “The Joy of Christmas” Tour.
The new tour kicks off at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre on Friday, November 23, 2012 and wraps up December 21 in Chicago. Backed by a 12-piece band, complete with a string section, Martina brings her love of the holidays to intimate theaters. A video screen depicting wintery street scenes, busy shoppers, snowy mountains and more, tastefully complements traditional and contemporary holiday classics. Multiple wardrobe changes, a duet with “The King,” local celebs reciting “The Grinch,” and a home video of the McBride’s on Christmas morning are guaranteed to put fans in the Christmas spirit.
“My goal is to put everyone in the Christmas spirit by bringing every aspect of Christmas to life on stage,” said Martina during her tour rehearsal. “We perform everything from pop classics like ‘Let it Snow’ and ‘I’ll Be Home For Christmas’ to the beautiful hymns such as ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’ and ‘O Holy Night.’ One of the parts I’m most looking forward to is when I go into the audience to chat with fans. It’s spontaneous and fun, because you never know what’s going to happen! I love Christmas, and I’ve put together a show that is powerful and full of emotion, as well as fun for the whole family. I would love for this show to become a holiday tradition for everyone.”
On Thanksgiving Day this week, The GRAMMY® Award winner will be performing on the 52nd Annual “The Thanksgiving Day Parade On CBS,” which will air live from New York City on the CBS Television Network from 9:00am until noon ET. Fans can see some of Martina’s biggest hits performed at at 9:15am, 10:45am and 11:45am ET.
Main Street in historic Franklin, Tennessee was transformed into a winter wonderland recently for the production of Martina’s “Please Come Home for Christmas” music video. Lights, decorations, Christmas trees and even an artificial snow-making machine were brought in for the shoot, which also included appearances by several Special Olympians. The clip was directed by Roman White and will begin airing later this month. The cut is one of the highlights on the 25th anniversary of the A Very Special Christmas holiday music series, benefiting Special Olympics.
A Very Special Christmas 25th Anniversary and A Very Special Christmas: Bringing Peace On Earth are available for download on iTunes and at retailers nationwide, including Best Buy, Walmart, Target and more. To learn more about A Very Special Christmas, visit www.averyspecialchristmas.org.
ABC’s “CMA Country Christmas” network television special taped in Nashville earlier this month, and one of the highlights of the show was Martina’s beautiful rendition of “Oh Come All Ye Faithful.” The popular two-hour show will air will air Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 9:00pm ET and repeat Saturday, December 22 and Sunday, December 23.
A three-time Academy of Country Music “Top Female Vocalist” award winner, four-time Country Music Association “Female Vocalist of the Year” and GRAMMY®-winning recording artist, Martina McBride has sold more than 18 million albums and garnered numerous #1 hits throughout her career. She was recently announced as the special guest on George Strait’s final tour, The Cowboy Rides Away Tour, which begins January 18, 2013 in Lubbock, Texas.
Martina McBride’s Joy of Christmas 2012 Tour Dates:
11/23 – Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
11/24 – Norfolk, VA Constant Convocation Center
11/25 – Roanoke, VA Roanoke Civic Center
11/29 – Green Bay, WI Time Warner CableTheatre
12/1 – Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Theatre
12/6 – Kingston, Ontario K-Rock Centre
12/7 – Westbury, NY Theatre at Westbury
12/8 – Williamsport, PA Community Arts Center
12/9 – W Long Branch, NJ MAC Center at Monmouth
12/12 – Springfield, IL Prairie Capital Convention Center
12/13 – Pittsburgh, PA Benedum Center
12/14 – Albany, NY The Palace Theatre
12/15 – Lowell, MA Lowell Memorial Auditorium
12/17 – Fayetteville, NC Cumberland County Auditorium
12/20 – Kansas City, MO The Midland by AMC
12/21 – Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
More Martina? Check out our Martina McBride Photo Gallery
In case you missed it this past week, here’s episode two of Nashville in it’s entirety. It you missed episode one, you can watch it here. Enjoy!
The much-anticipated series Nashville aired this past week. We want to know what you thought. And, just in case you missed it, you can watch the entire pilot episode below. Enjoy!
BLACK RIVER ENTERTAINMENT SIGNS KELLIE PICKLER TO
EXPANDING ARTIST ROSTER
Nashville, TN…(October 8, 2012)…Black River Entertainment continues to expand its artist roster by signing fan favorite, Kellie Pickler. “What’s not to love about Kellie?” asks Gordon Kerr, CEO of Black River Entertainment. “She’s real, she adores her fans, she’s rooted in and committed to country music and she’s genuine. How can you ask for more than that?”
“In looking for a label partner, I was really drawn to the Black River family because they hold similar values that I do,” shares Pickler. “From our initial meeting, it was clear to me how much the entire team respects the artists’ musical vision, and I’m really looking forward to getting back into the studio to record and release new music to country radio.”
Doug Johnson, VP of A&R at Black River, sees Kellie as the total package. “Kellie Pickler –great singer, captivating performer, the heart and soul of what makes our format incredible and authentic. Deep roots plus relevance equals a true artist. Anyone who loves country music deserves to turn on their radio and hear Kellie Pickler. I am honored to have the opportunity to help share her music with the world.”
Hailing from Albemarle, North Carolina, Pickler signed with 19/BNA Records in 2006 and released her debut album, Small Town Girl. The album sold over 800,000 copies worldwide and produced three singles, “Red High Heels,” “I Wonder,” and “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind.”
In 2008, Pickler released her self-titled sophomore record featuring country radio hits “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful,” “Best Days of Your Life” (Pickler’s first Top 10 and Taylor Swift co-write) and “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You.”
After establishing herself as a powerful vocalist and also a songwriter, Pickler co-wrote six of the 11 tracks on the 2012 critically acclaimed release, 100 Proof, produced by Frank Liddell (known for his work with Miranda Lambert) and Luke Wooten.
Pickler joins Black River alongside four labelmates including country superstar Craig Morgan, rising star Sarah Darling, vocal trio Due West and country newcomer Glen Templeton. Please visit www.kelliepickler.com for more information and follow Pickler on Twitter (@kelliepickler) and Facebook (fb.com/KelliePickler).
ABOUT BLACK RIVER ENTERTAINMENT:
Black River Entertainment is based in Nashville, TN and is the home to country music entertainers Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler, Sarah Darling, Due West and Glen Templeton. The company also operates the newly renovated Ronnie’s Place and Sound Stage recording studios, Black River Records, Black River Publishing and Black River Management. For more information about Black River Entertainment, please visit www.blackriverent.com.