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Kellie Pickler

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  • Album reviews: Jewel's 'Sweet and Wild'

     
    Several years into the country phase of a career that's also included stints in the coffeehouse and the dance club, Jewel has gotten the hang of the Nashville sound. On "Sweet and Wild," her second album for the Valory label,......
  • Summer tours may be in a slump, but are Idols recession-proof?

     
    This summer’s concert season is shaping up to be one of the most challenging yet for promoters and touring acts alike. Recent weeks have brought news of cancellations across all genres, from Christina Aguilera’s nationwide tour to select dates...
  • The ultimate 'American Idol' power ranking: 120 contestants on, Kelly Clarkson still reigns supreme

     
    It's often been said that "American Idol" is really just a popularity contest. Sure, singing and showmanship is important, as is a contestant's back-story and TV persona, but when it comes to advancing in the competition, many an inferior vocalist have...
  • Rickey Minor on his 'Idol' run, Season 9, Adam Lambert and the Pickler that got away

     
    Wednesday’s “American Idol” finale didn’t just mark Simon Cowell’s last night on the job, the show also bid farewell to musical director, bandleader and chief arranger Rickey Minor, who takes over “The Tonight Show&#...
  • Can Carrie Underwood dethrone Taylor Swift at CMT Music Awards?

     
    While reigning country queen Taylor Swift is among the leading contenders in Tuesday's announcement of the final nominees for the ninth annual CMT Music Awards, she faces a fierce fight with Carrie Underwood. Taylor Swift landed three nominations,...
  • For some 'Idol' alumni, Nashville flooding hits home

     
    Nashville, home of country music, is also home to a fair number of "American Idol" alumni. So when the storms over the weekend flooded the town -- putting landmarks such as the Grand Ole Opry and its adjoining hotel under 10 feet of water -- many of...
  • Melissa Etheridge talks 'Idol,' Crystal and all those acoustic guitars; hails 'the return of the troubadour'

     
    Singer-songwriter, activist, cancer survivor, mother ... you can place all kinds of modifiers on the name Melissa Etheridge, but one constant remains: Whether in music or in life, the Kansas-to-L.A. transplant is nothing short of inspiring. Just ask...
  • 'Idol' rehearsals: When Harry met Casey ... and Lee and Crystal and Michael and Aaron

     
    It's not every day you walk into the "American Idol" studio and find Harry Connick Jr. at the piano, but that's where the jazz legend was, dressed Monday casual in a baggy white button-down and loose black pants, walking Big Mike through his big-band...
  • 'Idol' results show minute-by-minute: Sitting shiva for Siobhan

     
    I may need therapy to get over Wednesday's results. Siobhan Magnus eliminated? Does. Not. Compute. In fact, I was so depressed driving home after the show that I completely missed the turn to my street. So after I cobble together this results show minute-...
  • 'Idol's' biggest charmers

     
    A confession: Tim Urban charmed me. Some, like L.A. Times music critic Ann Powers, might call it pointed manipulation, but I've met the kid and there's not a deceitful bone in his happy-go-lucky body. To the contrary, Tim is a gentleman. He was home-...
  • 'Family Guy': Reunited

     
    How long has it been since we’ve had the full set? Valentine’s Day? Nearly six months since Cleveland, Peter and Stan all had wacky new adventures on the same Sunday night. Feels good to have the gang back together. Mostly......