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2009 09 22 ACM Honors Concert Review

Discussion in 'Concert Reviews' started by Robert, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Robert

    Robert Administrator

    I was tracking down the date of that some photos from this event and ran accross this review of the performance. It may have been posted in 2009, but it is always nice to review nice things said about Kellie. Enjoy.

    Kellie Pickler honors Kenny Rogers at the ACM Honors

    Click this link to go to orignal article: http://www.examiner.com/country-gir...acm-honors-nashville-with-pictures-and-videos

    Country Girls Examiner
    September 23, 2009

    Last night in Nashville, Kellie Pickler performed a duet with Jamey Johnson to honor the great Kenny Rogers at the ACM Honors. The Academy of Country Music presented Rogers with the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award for his excellence and contributions to the country music industry throughout his career. Since Kenny was famous for his duets with various women in music, it was appropriate for Kellie to team up with Jamey to perform “Every Time Two Fools Collide.” Pickler was originally scheduled to perform alongside Randy Houser, but due to an illness, he was replaced by Jamey Johnson at the last minute.

    I had the chance to talk to Kellie Pickler before the event and while other artists spent most of their time promoting their new singles, talking about upcoming events and discussing their own personal business, Kellie had another agenda in mind. During the few minutes I had to chat, we discussed shoes (she had a nightmare that her heel broke!), twitter, shoe malfunctions and red nail polish. Apparently, Pickler painted her fingernails in the car before coming into the event and was terrified that she was going to leave her red nail polish all over the other guests. Check out a short clip of the interview below:

    (see original article for video of interview)

    Whenever I think about Kellie Pickler, I tend to get a little frustrated. Despite the powerhouse voice and the adorable image, she doesn’t really get the recognition she deserves. Award shows tend to forget about her when it comes to the top female awards and even though her singles get radio play and come with great videos, they don’t get much recognition either. I often say that if Taylor Swift didn’t exist, Kellie Pickler would be doing great right now. The same probably applies to Carrie Underwood. Kellie Pickler came onto American Idol just one season after Underwood. The country had already granted the “country girl from American Idol” slot to Underwood.

    But last night I realized something. Even though Kellie’s career isn’t skyrocketing, she’s proving that slow and steady really does win the race, at least in her case. She may not have ten number one singles and she may not be selling out Madison Square Garden (at least without the help of tour mate Swift) but last night, Kellie Pickler earned the respect of dozens of country music icons. People like Kenny Rogers and Randy Travis cheered from their seats at the end of her stellar duet with Jamey Johnson. And while I’m not a country artist and can’t say this from personal experience, the feeling of having people that molded country music into what it is today respect your talents must be so much more rewarding than selling out a stadium or having your latest single hit number one. Last night, Kellie Pickler proved that she was just as good as every other female performer of the night and that she doesn’t need any sort of instant fame to make a huge impact in the country music industry. Check out Kellie’s duet with Jamey Johnson below:

    (see original article for video of perfromance)
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2011

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