OFFSTAGE: Kellie Pickler Heading to 90210

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I always wished I could go to West Beverly High School and hang out at the Peach Pit with all the cool kids from Beverly Hills, 90210. But that was a hundred years ago, and now my favorite show from the ’90s has been all revamped and, honestly, it’s not really my cup of tea anymore. Too much serious drama, not enough fun and games. But now that Kellie Pickler has signed up to do an episode of 90210, I will make the spinoff a must-watch show. Pickler is going to play Sally, the cousin of the lone sexy, scruffy cowboy on the show, Austin. She will be playing, no big surprise, a country singer and will be performing her newest song, “Tough.” As for playing the part of a rural girl in a super swanky town, Pickler says, “Well my zip code growing up was a long way from 90210, so it will definitely be acting. I’m really excited and a little bit nervous about it, but will be a fun and unique place to perform ‘Tough.’” Watch for the Pickler episode when the new season debuts on Tuesdays in September.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.