I know I sound like a Debbie Downer, but I always want the bad news first. So when I saw the story about Kellie Pickler in the new country special issue of People magazine, I went immediately to the part about her down-in-the-dumps song.
“When I’m having my own pity party, it’s Lee Ann Womack,” she said. “She has a song called ‘Have You Seen That Girl.’ I’ve sat on my bus, drunk a bottle of wine, cried and felt sorry for myself to that song I don’t know how many times.”
The opposite extreme is her stuck-in-her-head song, which is currently Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.” Pickler and her husband Kyle Jacobs were mesmerized while watching one of Cyrus’ recent TV appearances.
“Kyle and I were on my bus the other night watching Saturday Night Live, and she was on,” Pickler said. “I was blown away. I know she’s controversial, but that girl can sing.”
The other musical moments that mean so much to Pickler include:
Most romantic song: Her husband playing “Say I Do” for her on the piano in their bedroom. (For the record, just having a piano in your bedroom might be the most romantic thing I’ve ever heard of.)
First concert she attended: “My friend won two tickets off a radio station to a Kenny Chesney concert when I was 17 or 18,” she said. “I don’t know how he does it, but he can connect with 50,000 people. He leaves every ounce of himself onstage.”