Country music icon Faith Hill is taking her superstar status to another industry — daytime television.
Not only is Hill hosting the program, but she is also said to be working as its executive producer. She has personally handpicked fellow country artist Kellie Pickler to be her co-host on the show.
— People magazine (@people) October 15, 2015
Sources say that while the series has yet to be named, it’s been reported that it will tackle popular lifestyle topics such as cooking, entertaining, gardening, and home design among others.
Based in Hill’s hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, the show was also described to feature “an informative, southern-inspired and fun-filled celebration of everyday living and activities,” according to one of its press releases. OWN executive and former Oprah executive producer Lisa Erspamer is also said to work with Hill in creating the show.
The 48-year-old “Mississippi Girl” singer reportedly selected 29-year-old Pickler for various reasons. Apart from the fact they are represented by the same agency, Hill has nothing but great things to say about the American Idol alum.
“This is a woman of so many talents,” Hill says of Pickler, who has her share of accomplishments including a gold country record, numerous country music chart toppers, and a championship in the 16th season of Dancing with the Stars.
Hill adds, “She possesses the ability to reach far beyond the camera and into the hearts of people, allowing you to feel immediately connected to her.” Pickler is an active supporter of charitable institutions and has lent her time and efforts to numerous fundraising causes. She is especially fond of children’s charities including the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee and the Kiss for a Cause Foundation for orphaned and abandoned children. She has also participated in USO tours.
Kellie Pickler isn’t new to the small screen. Apart from her appearances in various competition shows, she will also star in her own reality series, I Love Kelly Pickler with husband Kyle Jacobs. The series is set to premiere in November.