It’s been a long time since so much laughter has filled the AOL Music Sessions studio as it did when Kellie Pickler visited on the very day her new album, '100 Proof,' hit stores. The 25-year-old beauty from Albemarle, N.C., charmed us with her down-home personality and quick wit, not to mention her gorgeous vocals.
While she's made quite a name for herself as a television personality with hilarious gigs on 'The Tonight Show' and 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show,' we're reminded by her AOL Music Sessions performance that Kellie is first and foremost a country star … and rightfully so. It’s hard to find any artist more dedicated to the rich history of the genre, as the singer-songwriter tailors her new music to emulate heroes like Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and Tammy Wynette. Close your eyes and listen to Kellie's '100 Proof' album, and you may feel like you're at the Grand Ole Opry back in the '60s.
"It's a big risk for a record company to take a leap like they did with me. Fortunately, they let me make a traditional sounding country record. And in my opinion, there's room for all of it!"