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Kellie Pickler On 5th USO Tour

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Country music singer Kellie Pickler is back overseas this Memorial Day Weekend to help celebrate the holiday with the USO. It’s a cause that has always been important to the North Carolina native, who adds a star tattoo to her wrist in honor of each tour she does for the troops.

“I’ve been so blessed to work a lot with the USO and travel overseas to Afghanistan and Iraq and Kosovo and all kinds of other military bases. I’ve been able to see firsthand just exactly what they’re doing,” says the singer-songwriter in an interview with The Boot. “It takes a very special person to sacrifice everything. When I say ‘everything,’ I don’t mean just their time, I mean their life. Everything! Their family, their kids, their loved ones. You sacrifice every thing to put your life on the line for us, and it’s such a great, honorable, heroic thing … We have to raise our glass to them and keep them all in our prayers and always say thank you.”

While her exact location is being kept secret for security reasons, Kellie felt it was important to go and pay her respects to the men and women serving overseas. The “Tough” singer Tweeted that she was “Off to the Middle East! #USOtour.”

Taylor Swift, Kellie Pickler & Julianne Hough Make Maxim List

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Country music beauties Kellie Pickler, Taylor Swift, and Julianne Hough have made Maxim magazine’s 2012 Hot 100 Women list. They’re the only country stars to make the list, but are representing pretty well with the reader votes: Taylor ranks in at number 26, Kellie at number 72, and Julianne at number 47. They beat out Pippa Middleton, Nicki Minaj, Nina Dobrev and more. Supermodel Bar Refaeli took the number one spot. See the full list here on Maxim’s site.

Do you agree with the rankings? Who do you think is country music’s hottest woman?

Nominees For The Teen Choice Awards Announced

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Some of our very own country starts are among the list of nominees announced today for The 2012 Teen Choice Awards.

Lady Antebellum is nominated for Choice Music Group alongside Selena Gomez & The Scene, Gym Class Heroes, LMFAO and The Wanted. Taylor Swift is nominated in the Choice Single by a Female Artist for her song “Eyes Open” and Choice Female Artist.

Blake Shelton is up for Choice Male Artist against Justin Bieber, Drake, Bruno Mars and Pitbull.

Nominees for the Country categories are as follows:

John Rich & Friends Benefit Announced

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and John Rich have announced the return of the John Rich & Friends Concert. This year’s benefit show will take place on June 5th in Memphis, Tennessee’s Cannon Center. The line-up is a pretty big one, with expected guests Darius Rucker, Kellie Pickler, Big & Rich and Jeff Foxworthy. The event is the kick-off to 2012′s Fedex St. Jude Class golf tournament.

St. Jude is celebrating their fiftieth anniversary this year, and the hospital aims to provide exceptional health care to children who are fighting cancer. What makes St. Jude unique is that they believe that no child or family should have to pay for treatment while battling the disease. It’s something that John believes strongly in:

“St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital holds a very special place in my heart, that’s why I’m excited to kick off the Fedex St. Jude Classic with the John Rich & Friends concert. I don’t know how you could spend your time any better on this earth than to support something like St. Jude. It’s truly God’s work – taking care of them babies.”

St. Jude is planning an entire week of events during the golf classic to help support the hospital.

CMT One Country Helping Artist Charities

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CMT One Country has announced the list of charities it will be supporting this year. CMT One Country is the fundraising arm of CMT, and promotes civic participation to inspire CMT viewers to take action.

At this year’s CMT Awards, the organization will be shining a spotlight on three artists and their charities during the program. The three charities, and artists, chosen this year include Blake Shelton and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Kellie Pickler and the Wounded Warrior Project, and the Eli Young Band with St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. CMT has donated $150,000 to each of the chosen artists’ charities as part of the spotlight.

The 2012 CMT Music Awards air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 6th at 8 pm EST.

PHOTOS: Kellie Pickler Flies In US Hornet

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Country music star Kellie Pickler‘s bucket list got a little shorter yesterday. She took the chance to fly with the United States Army Blue Angels over Tennessee. #7 Pilot Mark Tedrow took Kellie from ground level to 2000 feet in 4 seconds as they left the Smyrna Airport where the Blue Angels will be performing this weekend as part of the Great Tennessee Air Show. Kellie was in the air for more than 45 minutes, and when she finally put her feet back on solid ground she was presented with a lithograph to help commemorate the event with the Blue Angels.

Check out the pictures from yesterday below:

VIDEO: Skylar Laine Performs on Live! With Kelly

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Last Thursday, America had a bit of a shocker as American Idol said goodbye to 5th place country spitfire Skylar Laine.  This morning she made her way to Live! With Kelly in NYC to perform “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You” by Kellie Pickler. Skylar calls her fans “SKOUTLAWS” and Kellie joined in on the fun today on twitter to show her support.

@KelliePickler@SLaineAI11 What a nice surprise…I’m watching @LiveKelly & you just sang my song again! You did GREAT! I’m definitely a “ScoutLaw!” ;)

@KelliePickler: Oh crap! I mean “Skoutlaw!” ha ha!

@SLaineAI11@KelliePickler: I love that song so much! Thank u so much 4 sayin youre a SKOUTLAW! Ur music means ALOT 2 me so thank u 4 bein an inspiration

Perhaps we’ll see Sklyar make an appearance at this year’s CMA Music Festival? Country music showed great support to Idols Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina last year and even though Skylar was voted off in 5th place instead of winning or coming in 2nd, we foresee her as also having great success!

Do you want to see Skylar at CMA Fest this year? Let us know what you think! We here at Keepin’ It Country would love to see her there!

Photo courtesy of Live! With Kelly

DVR Alert: Kellie Pickler on GAC Day Jobs

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When you think Kellie Pickler… you think of elephants? That will be the case after this week’s episode of GAC’s “Day Jobs.” Kellie will spend a day in her dream job, which just happens to be an elephant caretaker. Her episode airs tomorrow night at 8 pm EST on GAC.

Kellie and her television crew were given a rare chance to visit the 2,700 acre Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee which is south of Nashville. Kellie feeds six female elephants peanut butter, fruit, and grains.

“If there’s one thing these elephants have, it’s freedom. Everything is free will and that’s what The Elephant Sanctuary is about; elephants are so much like us, it’s really a beautiful thing.”

Just like almost everything Kellie does, this should be entertaining. Catch her episode tomorrow night on GAC. Kellie’s current single, the title track from “100 Proof” is out on radio right now. She’s also up for a CMT Music Video Award for Female Video of the Year with “Tough”, and voting is still on at cmt.com.

DVR Alert: Kellie Pickler to Perform On Idol

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Kellie Pickler will be making her big return to the American Idol stage this week. She’ll perform her new single “Where’s Tammy Wynette” off of her critically acclaimed new album “100 Proof” on Thursday.

She released her new album earlier this year to great reviews, including USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, and even The Miami Herald.

Country Cast For “The Big Bang Theory”

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March Madness is making me a little, well, a little mad.  It’s now been two straight weeks that basketball has bounced The Big Bang Theory from CBS’ Thursday night lineup.

Along with being a huge fan of country music, I (along with millions of others) am also a big fan of the show.  The cast may be perfect down to the last micro-particle, but I’m going to mess with it anyway with this little “waiting for a new episode” time killer.

I’ve decided to replace the show’s regular stars with country stars who might be good at getting their geek on.  (For those who are old enough to remember it, insert the Folgers Crystals reference here.)  Please know that I’m in no way calling out the coolness of any of the singers included in the casting.  If anything, it should be seen as an honor to be picked for a place in the ultimate geek squad.

Some of the cast members were picked because they kind of look like the originals.  Others were picked because of the attitude they would bring to the role.  One choice is simply for the comedy of forcing this person to play the part.  Will you are agree or disagree with the casting?  Or will you have some ideas of your own?

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