If you missed Kellie Pickler opening for Taylor Swift earlier this month, she’s taking a solo turn next month October 16 at Wild Bill’s in Duluth.
Tix start at $25 and info is here. She will also be featured on “American Idol Rewind,” which returns October 2 with season five. TV Guide Channel will start airing it at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. that day and 1 p.m. October 3.
I’ve spoken relatively speaking to Taylor Hicks, Kellie and Elliott Yamin. The TV show has made almost everyone else, except Chris Daughtry and Katharine McPhee, available to talk. I’ve asked for Paris Bennett, given her local ties, and Lisa Tucker because she’s working with Atlanta’s Ne-Yo. I’ve also requested Bucky Covington and Ace Young. I’d really like to speak to Kat but the show said her people have not gotten back to them yet.
Also, Ruben Studdard is part of the David Foster & Friends show at Fox Theatre October 28. Tix are a bit pricey, ranging from $57 to $127. He joins Peter Cetera (Chciago), Philip Bailey (Earth, Wind & Fire) and former Buckhead man Michael Johns. Get tickets here.
And what was Bruce Gowers, who inexplicably won an Emmy for directing “Idol” last Sunday, thinking when he said the following after the Emmys?
“I think there’ll be a lot more fun on the show than there was before,” Gowers said backstage. “I think we’re going to get even higher ratings.”
Higher ratings? I doubt it. More fun? We’ll see about that.