Posts Tagged ‘Kellie Pickler’
Saturday, May 24th, 2008
Pickler debuted this single on last week’s ACM awards to a great response, and no wonder. She was saddled with quite a bit of disposable material on her debut album, but “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful” adds substance to the sincerity she already possesses in spades. When I first heard this, it reminded me of “This One’s For the Girls”, and it is similar to that Martina McBride hit.
But McBride only sounded believable when she was talking to the older women in her song, while Pickler is most convincing when addressing the young girls who can’t afford designer jeans and who don’t want to go all the way in the back of that truck. I realize that teenage girls are a viable part of the country market right now, and I give credit to Pickler for addressing them without pandering to them. My initial skepticism of Pickler has faded. This is a promising preview of her sophomore album.
Listen: Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful
Buy: Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful
Thursday, August 16th, 2007
You know what? I enjoyed listening to this a lot. I smiled, I laughed a few times. It reminded me of Pickler when she was at her most endearing on Idol. Her personality shines through and the song itself is quite clever.
Listen, if Mindy McCready isn’t going to get her act together and reclaim her quirky little niche in country music, Kellie Pickler might as well fill in for her!
Listen: Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind
Buy: Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind
Saturday, February 3rd, 2007
Kellie Pickler, “I Wonder”
This is very heartfelt and sincere. Pickler speaks rhetorically to the mother who didn’t stick around to raise her. Her performance is perfectly delivered, with subtlety and understatement.
The production overwhelms her in the bridge, where there are way too many strings, bells and whistles. I’d like to hear an acoustic version of this that allows Pickler to remain front and center through the whole thing.
Listen Now: I Wonder
Buy Now: I Wonder