Pickler Will Also Perform National Anthem at Sunday’s “Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway” Broadcast Live on NBC Sports Network
NASHVILLE, TENN. – (July 21, 2015) – Tonight, singer/songwriter Kellie Pickler will show up unexpectedly on several doorsteps with a big surprise for the homeowners when “Knock Knock Live” premieres on FOX Television at 9:00 PM/ET (8:00 PM/CT). The Ryan Seacrest-hosted television series will feature Pickler and other co-hosts including Adrienne Bailon, Jordan “Shorty” Johnson, Chuey Martinez, Ross Mathews, and Tyler Posey, who will travel across the country and go door-to-door to surprise people who were nominated by their family and friends.
Later this week on Sunday, July 26, Pickler will perform the National Anthem at the “Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” which will air live on NBC Sports Network beginning at 3:30 PM/ET (2:30 PM/CT). The NASCAR race honors Sergeant Jeff Kyle, who served eight years in the Marines and was deployed multiple times to Iraq and Africa. Pickler met Kyle’s parents earlier this year at CMA Music Festival in Nashville when they presented her with the 2015 Operation Troop Aid Chris Kyle Patriot Award for the acknowledgement for her unwavering and impassioned support and contributions to the United States Armed Forces and their families. The singer/songwriter has been a strong supporter of America’s military men and women and their families, and has performed on eight USO Tours thus far.
In-between work on “Knock Knock Live,” her upcoming CMT reality series “I Love Kellie Pickler,” and her home goods line in cooperation with the Opry Stores, “Selma Drye by Kellie Pickler,” the Black River Entertainment recording artist is also working on her next album. Her first single, “Feeling Tonight,” is currently being heard on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
About Kellie Pickler
Kellie Pickler grew up immersed in country music in the small town of Albemarle, North Carolina with the words of Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton shaping her musical footing. At the age of 19, she gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of “American Idol.” In 2006, she signed with 19 Recordings/BNA Records and released her debut album, Small Town Girl, which has gone on to sell more than 900,000 copies worldwide and produce three hit singles: “Red High Heels,” “I Wonder,” and “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind.” She followed that in 2008 with her self-titled sophomore record, featuring country radio hits “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful,” “Best Days of Your Life” (co-written with Taylor Swift and her first Top 10), and “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You.” Having established herself as not only a powerful vocalist but also a songwriter, Pickler released her third studio album, 100 Proof, in 2011 to huge critical acclaim. The album was named the No. 1 Country Album of The Year by Rolling Stone and was listed on “Best of 2012” lists by Washington Post, Rhapsody, AOL’s The Boot and more. In spring of 2013, Pickler partnered with dance coach Derek Hough and won the Mirror Ball Trophy on “Dancing with the Stars.” In 2013, Pickler released her fourth album, The Woman I Am, on her new label home, Black River Entertainment. She co-wrote three songs on the critically acclaimed album, including the title cut. Currently working on new music with producers Kyle Jacobs and Matt McClure, Pickler released her new single “Feeling Tonight” on June 2, 2015. She recently launched her home goods line “Selma Drye by Kellie Pickler” in cooperation with the Opry Stores (shop.opry.com). In addition, she will star on FOX-TV’s “Knock Knock Live,” airing this summer, and the upcoming CMT reality show “I Love Kellie Pickler” due to air later this year. Pickler is also an avid supporter of the U.S. military, having recently completed her eighth USO Tour in December 2014. For more information, please visit www.kelliepickler.com.