INTERVIEW: Kellie Pickler on 'Idol,' 'Dancing' and rocking Ruth Eckerd Hall
When we first met Kellie Pickler, her magnetism was more robust than her talent — at least as far as we could tell sitting on the collective couch of the country and watching American Idol. And her backstory — a vanishing mother, an incarcerated father — was sold as far more compelling than her voice, a twangy, unpredictable holler.
But a lot has changed for the 27-year-old country singer, including a championship spin on Dancing With the Stars. I dialed up "Pick Pickler" before her Friday show at Ruth Eckerd Hall.
HERE'S THE FULL INTERVIEW.