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New publicity photos of Kellie Pickler with new single ‘Tough’

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Kellie Pickler has a new single called “Tough.” It’s now at No. 47 on the Mediabase 24/7 in its second week.

It does indeed have an tougher sound than many of her past songs and has some honky-tonk cred. She has had a few moderate hits (e.g. “Red High Heels,” “I Wonder,” “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful,” “Best Days of Your Life”) but nothing huge. I’m not sure this one will become her “Since U Been Gone” or “Before He Cheats.” We’ll see how it goes.

Here are a couple more publicity shots from BNA Records:

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23 comments Add your comment

JTesla

June 21st, 2011
6:25 pm

Oh hi Kellie!

Thank you Rodney

[...] American Idol [...]

Nana ™

June 21st, 2011
7:35 pm

I’m baaaack! Didn’t mean to cause any concern.

Had a wonderful time in Pigeon Forge with my yopungest daughter and her 15/y/o twins. Stayed at the Wildreness of the Smokies, where we have timeshare, and the indoor water patk is amazing and loads of fun. Even at my age, I went down every water slide they had. And of course, went on the tube and floated along the lazy river. A very nice vacation. PF is a very nice place to vacation. There is something for all ages, and of course, DollyWood is there.

My cousin’s memorial service will be held this Saturday, so we are still facing the realization of her death. Losing a loved one is never easy.

In reading some of the previous posts (haven’t read all), I think the peas that ya’ll were referring to may be butter peas. Little green peas that are really good.

Mercedes S.

June 21st, 2011
10:39 pm

Well hel-lo Nana!

As for the Pickler, why does she want to look like an amputee (third pic)?

Doing dishes after my book club folks went home, turned on TV, and there was this bald person (woman?) on the Voice… and I like her singing!

RxDawg

June 21st, 2011
11:29 pm

Alright, I see the voice recap post isn’t up yet and I’m going to bed so I’ll say it here and maybe add it to the real post tomorrow.

I’ve been waiting to see a few episodes to make sure I was right. I didn’t want to be hasty and just jump on something because it was new. But now I’m convinced. The Voice is ten times a better show than American Idol. It is simply superior TV entertainment. It has WAY better talent. It has WAY better song selections (and I’m now convinced that Idol is probably being cheapskates with the royalties). It has WAY better voting system (sorry to all you obsessed tweens out there). I love the idea of coaches over judges. I love that the coaches perform a lot. I love that the coaches perform with each other a lot. I love that the coaches perform with the contestants a lot. It’s like Idol has too many rules or something. The Voice just does what they want in the name of great music, and then there is a competition thrown in.

I’m sure some of you Idol die hards will probably very much disagree with me. I’ve been watching Idol since about the end of the 2nd season. Idol is fun. But the Voice, for me, seemed to take all the wrongs in American Idol and make them right. I’m now a complete fan. I think we should be talking about Idol on “The Voice” blog from now on.

Seth T

June 22nd, 2011
12:53 am

After watching “The Voice’ tonite, I’m thinking that Xenia, Nakia and either Frenchie or Beverly is gone tomorrow night.

With this highly unusual voting system where the Coaches vote, up to 100 points, is going to have equal influence against America’s vote – It’s obvious the coaches will apply 100 points on who they want to keep in the finals, and a low number on who they are willing to lose. The show tonight left more questions than answers on how this voting mix was going to balance the popular voting from home. Seemed to me that it might have a little negative effect on encouraging people to vote at all.

Xenia has the most unique voice of all, but can’t challenge Dia, Vicci or even Casey in terms of “rising star personna” in live performance, among the young girl talent.

Casey Weston, with that over-reaching song choice, may be at risk, even though she did well on the vocal..

Now we have 6 female and 2 male contestants. So logically. it would seem that oddsmakers would pass Javier into the top 4 in a cake-walk easily and Nakia would have good odds to slip-in. But, I doubt that Nakia will make the top 4. He’ll be watching the top 4 from the exit door.

Deirdre

June 22nd, 2011
7:17 am

Morning!

Just letting you all know that my in-laws will be in town for the next 5 days so posting for me will be sporadic at best. Have fun!

carla roqs

June 22nd, 2011
8:08 am

have fun, dee. glad you are back and okay nana- sorry for your loss. good morning all.

Mercedes S.

June 22nd, 2011
8:09 am

Good Morning!

Not saying I’m hooked, but after watching bits and pieces of The Voice last night I do plan to watch/record tonight’s show. Agree with Rx above…what I like is that they have really picked voice over looks.

Deirdre

June 22nd, 2011
8:11 am

Dia, Javier and Vicci have the top itunes downloads from last night’s performances. Dia has the highest ranking at 13.

Mercedes S.

June 22nd, 2011
8:11 am

On TV grid for today found a reality show that seems to go lower than the one about the nail salon – “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant”… how is this possible?

Harriett

June 22nd, 2011
9:07 am

I will continue watching, but my heart is just not in The Voice. I am completely uninvested emotionally with these contestants. I am watching just to be watching, I guess. Don’t even care who wins. Why? I don’t know. Can’t say.

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

June 22nd, 2011
9:07 am

Hi y’all!

Nana, sounds like you had a great vacation! Glad to see you back.

I watched a bit of The Voice last night. Mercedes, the bald woman was probably Beverly. She sang The Thrill is Gone, if I remember right. I do like her. My faves are Dia and Vicci. Personally, I think Frenchie is extremely talented, but I don’t see the point of her being on the show. She’s had some success, is this really the only way she could get a music deal? I seriously doubt it.

Heather McD, are you seriously auditioning?! We need a regular to cheer on. Before anyone asks, no, I can’t sing…except for backing up Kelly from the front row. Ha. I was all ready to cheer on Nana’s granddaughter, but well, she had way better things to do than Idol! :)

G

June 22nd, 2011
9:10 am

I’m in total agreement with RxDawg. Most of my Voice posts are on the previous thread. I’ll wait until RoHos recap to go in depth.

In short, everyone was strong last night except for Casey Weston. Her rendition of the song was somewhere between boarderline Dolly, Whitney, and mating sheep. She was definitely out of her league last night. That song was too big for her, and it exposed her. Her performance was “idolesgque”.

Outside of Casey, I enjoyed everyone elses performance. In particular, Javier, Nakia, and Frenchie. Vicci had the most entertaining, but I think she messed up a lyric in the beginning. She finished strong .

My honest opinion is that The Voice’s final 8 trumps this past season of AI’s top 24. Hands down.

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

June 22nd, 2011
9:11 am

Harriett, you and me both. I’m watching when there’s nothing to watch. I probably should just read more.

Mercedes, yeah, I can’t imagine someone not knowing they were pregnant until they went into labor.

Oh, and Rodney, I love how you gave Kellie her own thread. We all know how hard that must have been for you!

Rickster

June 22nd, 2011
9:13 am

H Mac! Can’t wait to hear the details on your audition!

I just can’t watch “The Voice.” I have absolutely no interest in any of it. And I still think that Cee Lo looks like some odd cartoon character come to life.

Deirdre

June 22nd, 2011
9:19 am

Oh, and Rodney, I love how you gave Kellie her own thread. We all know how hard that must have been for you!

JT must not be feeling well or he would have been all over that comment! ;-)

Deirdre

June 22nd, 2011
9:26 am

Let me see if I have the straight…on The Voice, the judges will have a big impact on the public voting so….it’s actually the judges and the producers who pick the winner, in spite of the voting? At least that’s what I’m getting from mj’s description of the voting procedure.

Deirdre

June 22nd, 2011
9:27 am

From mj:

If I understand the scoring correctly, the judges will have a big impact on which 4 contestants move on to the finals. The producers are in a good position to get the winner they want. Or at the very least, eliminate the ones they definitely DON’T want. I suspect the whole “look at all the females competing on OUR show compared to that OTHER show” will become a passive aggressive talking point in upcoming interviews.

Deirdre

June 22nd, 2011
9:28 am

Really have to go now, in-laws are arriving from the airport.

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

June 22nd, 2011
9:35 am

D! :shock:

And it definitely seems like the coaches and producers are pretty much controlling the game…America gets to vote to get them invested in the show, but they can “guide” the results the way they deem fit. Interesting. Honestly, I feel like The Voice is trying really hard to be the anti Idol.

Harriett

June 22nd, 2011
9:45 am

That is how I feel, to KCF. They are just trying too hard.

Sam-A

June 22nd, 2011
10:06 am

Nana: No ma’am, the little green peas are called Lady Peas, and they are the only peas I will let past my lips! The OK Cafe serves them in the summer, and they are available up in the mountains – the Farmers Market in Dillard usually has them, as well as the one in Cashiers. And , as I reported awhile back, and someone (forget now who) found out recently there is a little house in Canton that sells them as well. I found some last weekend at a roadside stand at Lower Roswell and Johnson Ferry in Marietta.

Saw a few mins of Voice – Beverly is ok, but I didn’t like her version of “Thrill….” last night at all. Don’t like the Norah Jones-y girl (or Norah Jones!). The tiny one with short hair is ok. The big dude with all Sirius Black hair is pretty good. Didn’t really see anyone else.

There are some pretty pix of Kelly – I like her.