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Kellie Pickler Releases New Single “Feeling Tonight”

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Black River Entertainment recording artist Kellie Pickler debuted her new single “Feeling Tonight” on SiriusXM “The Highway” yesterday morning. The song, written by Sarah Buxton, Josh Osborne, and Jimmy Robbins, can currently be heard exclusively on SiriusXM. Produced by Kyle Jacobs and Matt McClure, this is the first new music from Pickler since she released her The Woman I Am album in 2013.   The song is also available for download from iTunes.

“I’m really excited about this song, and I’m looking forward to performing it on tour this summer,” said Pickler.

CMA Music Festival attendees in Nashville will hear “Feeling Tonight” live when Pickler performs on the free Chevrolet Riverfront Stage on Friday, June 12 from 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM.  But that’s only the beginning of her CMA Music Festival activities. On Saturday, June 13, she will participate in Q&A and give an acoustic performance on the CMA Close Up Stage in the AT&T U-Verse Fan Fair X located in Music City Center from 11:30 AM  – 12:30 PM before moving to the Opry Store booth to sign autographs from 12:30 – 1:30 PM. The Opry Store booth will also showcase products from the “Selma Drye by Kellie Pickler” line of home goods. Later Saturday night, she will perform the National Anthem to kick off the Nightly Concerts at LP Field.

Immediately following the anthem, Pickler will be presented 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. This award will be presented by Operation Troop Aid founder Mark Woods and Kyle’s parents, Wayne and Deby Kyle. Pickler is the first recipient of this Award since it was renamed in honor of the late American Sniper and U.S. Navy SEAL.

CMA Music Festival also marks the first week of filming on Pickler’s new reality show, “I Love Kellie Pickler,” which will air on CMT later this year.

Kellie Pickler to Receive Very First Operation Troop Aid “Chris Kyle” Patriot Award

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Operation Troop Aid (OTA), the elite non-profit military care package charity, will recognize country music star Kellie Pickler as the recipient of the first Operation Troop Aid Chris Kyle Patriot Award (formerly the Operation Troop Aid Patriot Award, now named in memory and honor of the late American Sniper and U.S. Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle). Pickler receives the acknowledgement for her unwavering and impassioned support and contributions to the United States Armed Forces and their families. The Navy SEAL’s parents, Wayne and Deby Kyle, and OTA Founder, Mark Woods, will make the presentation to Pickler from the LP Field stage (following her performance of the National Anthem to open the night concert) on Saturday, June 13 at the 2015 CMA Music Festival.

Operation Troop Aid is a military organization (specializing in entertainment and care package distribution) founded to make a positive difference in the everyday lives of our military and to inspire our troops by actively demonstrating that fellow Americans stand with them. OTA Founder, Mark Woods joins Mr. and Mrs. Kyle to honor their son, his legacy and his contributions to the U.S. military and its veterans. Deby and Wayne Kyle will be in Nashville Thursday and Friday, June 11-12, 2015, as part of a mini media junket to introduce the Operation Troop Aid Chris Kyle Patriot Award as official and make the presentation to Pickler at LP Field on June 13.

The Grand Ole Opry Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Our Troops

©2015 Grand Ole Opry/ Photo By: Chris Hollo

©2015 Grand Ole Opry/ Photo By: Chris Hollo

The show that made country music famous honored heroes of the U.S. military with a red carpet arrival parade and special Opry performance on, Tuesday, May 19.  The MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band made its second appearance on the Opry as part of the evening’s events along with performances by Trace Adkins, John Conlee, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Vince Gill, Lee Greenwood, Craig Morgan, and Kellie Pickler.

Guests lined the red carpet leading into the Opry House before the show as soldiers from Fort Campbell, Kentucky and the Tennessee National Guard as well as the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band made their way up the carpet and into the Opry House as the evening’s honorees. Adkins, Conlee, The Gatlins, Greenwood, Morgan, and Pickler took their places on the carpet to officially welcome the soldiers to the Opry and thank them for their service to the U.S. military.

Following the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band’s performance, Pickler thanked members of the band and all members of the Armed Forces, saying, “I think it’s so important that you know that we do not take what you do for granted. We love you all and are so thankful to have you all here tonight to celebrate.”

©2015 Grand Ole Opry/ Photo By: Chris Hollo

©2015 Grand Ole Opry/ Photo By: Chris Hollo

As part of the Opry’s 90th Anniversary Celebration, the Opry is celebrating country’s heart throughout the year, bringing its biggest stars and loyal fans together to support nine important causes over the course of nine months in an initiative called “Cause For Applause.”  May at the Opry is a month-long celebration of U.S. troops and their families in partnership with the USO and MusiCorps. A percentage of the proceeds from May Opry ticket sales goes to the cause when fans mention the code “SALUTE.”

In celebration of the cause, the Opry recently unveiled a new “Salute The Troops” tee collection from the Selma Drye by Kellie Pickler line, the Opry’s first artist-curated collection. A percentage of the sales from the collection will also be donated to the cause. Pickler signed tees in The Opry Shop after her Opry performance last night.

The MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band’s Opry appearance was made possible by Humana, presenting sponsor of the Grand Ole Opry. Fans can visit to learn more about the May cause partnership and additional causes to be announced throughout the year.

The Opry’s 90th Anniversary Celebration continues throughout 2015. Upcoming artist appearances include Hunter Hayes, Alison Krauss, Little Big Town, Scotty McCreery, Oak Ridge Boys, Charley Pride, Rascal Flatts, and Carrie Underwood, among many others. For additional media information on the Opry, visit

“American Idol” Alumni Reflect On The Show’s End

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Fox announced this week it is pulling the plug on American Idol after the 15th season, giving the show one more year to bid farewell to the fans. Producers say the final season will pay tribute to seasons passed.

Scotty McCreery says “American Idol” was “a dominant force in our pop culture for almost a decade and a half, but all good things must come to an end.” The next season of “American Idol” will be its last.

Kellie Pickler says “Idol” helped her realize her dreams as a country singer and she’s sure the final season will be a memorable one.

Original co-host Brian Dunkleman had the best reaction ever when he tweeted, “I knew American Idol would never last without me CANCELLED.”

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