Kellie Pickler is everything that's right about the uniquely modern place where reality and celebrity come together. She is first and foremost a force of nature, a young woman who followed a restless, small-town dream of the heart to the front porch of the country music world.
It starts with talent, drive and star quality-that indefinable but clearly identifiable trait that she possesses in abundance. She combines beauty,with,humor and guilelessness in a way that fans from her first days in the national spotlight, and has proven over and over again that there is a great deal of substance under the blond-hair, light- hearted exterior.
Kellie's first two albums quickly established her as both a singer and as a songwriter to be reckoned with by co-writing her hit "Red High Heels", "I Wonder" and the top-ten hit "Best Days of Your Life". Each album showed growth, not only as an artist but also as a woman.
The video for the lead single, "Tough", draws from Kellie's real-life childhood relationship with her father. About the emotional music video for "Tough", Kellie said, "There was so much healing in shooting this one". Tough was penned for Kellie by acclaimed songwriter Leslie Satcher. Regarding Kellie's performance, Music Row magazine's Bob Oermann says, "This rumbling, romping rhythm number has a lyric with real moxie and she delivers it with just the right amount of sass."
Produced by Frank Liddell (Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack) and Luke Wooten, 100 Proof features a more earthy quality with a less-Is-More approach from instrumentation to production.