Parade.com has a new interview with country superstar Kellie Pickler where the 25-year-old singer chats about her new album, 100 Proof, her experiences as a USO entertainer, her first year of marriage, and more. And while I am not much of a Kellie Pickler fan, I do give her props for being able to succeed longer than a few years after an appearance on American Idol.
Check out some highlights below:
ON HER NEW ALBUM, 100 PROOF:
“I’m so excited for everyone to hear it. I have never been so infatuated with making a record like I have been with this one. It’s pretty country. I love Tammy Wynette and Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton, they are big reasons why I fell in love with country music, so I kind of pay tribute to them a little.”
ON PERFORMING FOR THE TROOPS OVERSEAS:
“Out of everything that I’ve ever been able to be a part of, the USO is the one that I’m most proud of and honored to be able to work with. What they’re doing for our military is so great. I’ve loved taking a little piece of home to our troops in Iraq or Afghanistan.”
ON THE RUMOR THAT HER AND HER HUSBAND KYLE JACOBS SPENT THEIR HONEYMOON IN IRAQ:
“We eloped on New Year’s Day of last year and we got to spend a couple nights in the Caribbean and then we hopped on a plane to Iraq. That was part of our honeymoon. It was so romantic! No, it was just that I had already committed to going over there and I wasn’t going to cancel because that wouldn’t have been right. But Kyle loved it. It was such a great experience for him to be a part of. It’s not every day that you get to be a part of something so big and so special.”
For more of the interview visit Parade.com here.