Kellie Pickler is truly one of country music’s treasures, with one of the most bona fide and sensational voices in country music and a personality with more bubbles than a freshly corked bottle of champagne. Now it seems she’s also become an ambassador for Nashville.
During a recent appearance on “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” where Kelly Ripa’s chair was filled by guest host Kim Kardashian, Kellie elaborated on how Music City is the newest hot spot.
“It’s, like, the happening spot right now, everybody is getting a place there,” she said. Kellie noted that the city has become a bit of a hub for former “Idol” contestants, in particular, as it is now home to Bucky Covington, Mandisa and Chris Daughtry, as well as Carrie Underwood and Lauren Alaina. Scotty McCreery also has a residence there, as does Kelly Clarkson, although Kellie didn’t mention her specifically.
The vivacious singer-songwriter than extended an invitation for both Kim and Ryan to visit the sunny south.
Hey, the more the merrier!
Neither Kim — who appeared awkward and touched her hair frequently during the short interview — nor Ryan confirmed that they would make the trip to Nashville. But on behalf of Music City, the offer has no expiration date, so y’all come on down! Ryan did mention that his sister recently moved to Nashville, so he certainly has a reason to visit.
Kellie has grown from just a recording artist to a multi-media superstar by competing on “Dancing With the Stars,” becoming the subject of her own CMT reality show and developing her own line of home decor in conjunction with the Grand Ole Opry. And she will soon be the co-host of the new talk show, “Pickler and Ben,” set to film in … where else … Nashville!
Obviously a woman of many talents, we can’t wait to see what else she has up her sleeve.