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Kellie Pickler

  • Kellie Pickler [BNA, 2008] Choice Cuts
  • 100 Proof [XIX/BNA, 2012] B+

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Kellie Pickler [BNA, 2008]
"Rocks Instead of Rice" Choice Cuts

100 Proof [XIX/BNA, 2012]
American Idol haunts this artistic breakthrough, a sense that she'll always sing what she's told no matter how many composition credits she bags--six out of 11 here, including only one of the three tough-talking openers without which I'd never have gotten to where "Long As I Never See You Again" started showing its muscle. But if making nice comes all too naturally, the ones about the daughter she doesn't have and the father she was stuck with say that love is something she's willing to tough out. B+