Kellie Pickler joined the bands and balloons today, performing at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The country star is promoting her new album, All The Woman I Am, which debuts at Number 4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. The new album features 12 songs, three of which were co-written by Pickler.
Pickler is also making an appearance on the CMA Country Christmas special, airing on 2 December. Known for her bubbly style and down-home wit, Pickler posts on her Facebook page: "I'm performing my new Christmas song 'The Man With The Bag'...most of you know that I am a HUGE fan of the classics...this song was written in 1950 and the legendary Kay Starr made it a holiday hit!!!!! ...it was my first time recording with a 'big band'....it's sassy and fun! Xo Pickler." The song can be purchased from iTunes.
Pickler, 27, has made the rounds of TV reality. She is a champion of Dancing With The Stars and made her debut on American Idol. She even recorded much of the album during her DWTS run. But the album, which was released on 11 November, tells tales of a small town girl and as The Hollywood Reporter puts it, "the best friend a gal could want for."
The title track was written by Pickler with her husband, Nashville songwriter Kyle Jacobs. "My husband came home from work, and we wrote 'The Woman I Am,' which is perfect. I guess nobody knows me better," says Pickler.
To her fans and potential purchasers, the North Carolina native says she hopes they find, "at least one song off this album that they identify with and hope it speaks to them... we all come from somewhere, we just don't get to choose that place that we come from... We get to choose what we do today."[Image via Kellie Pickler official Facebook.]