Kellie Pickler may have first won hearts as a finalist on season five of "American Idol," but she's gone on to a well-earned fanbase on the strength of country hits like "Red High Heels" and "Best Days Of Your Life." In 2012, the North Carolina native is upping the ante with a brand new album, "100 Proof," her third. On Jan. 23 -- just one day before the record came out -- she was here at Billboard.com on for a live Q&A, answering fan questions live on camera. Rewatch the whole converstation in the videos below.
"100 Proof," Pickler's third studio effort, is the follow up to 2008's "Kellie Pickler," which hit No. 1 on the Country Albums chart, just as its predecessor "Small Town Girl" did in late 2006. "100 Proof" has already garnered some of the strongest reviews of Pickler's career, as the songs on the disc invoke memories of Tammy, Loretta, and Barbara. Kellie's writing has grown by leaps and bounds, as well. Tracks like "Mother's Day" and "The Letter (To Daddy)" sparkle with the same kind of emotional honesty that flows from another legendary female's heart -- Dolly Parton.
Part 1: Intro, Opry Goes Pink, Eddie Stubbs
Part 2: New Album "100 Proof"
Part 3: Her Parents, New Song "The Letter"
Part 4: Twitter Questions From Fans
Part 5: Twitter Questions From Fans
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