Small Town Girl
Released: Oct 2006
Label: 19 RECORDINGS / BNA RECORDS
American Idol darling Kellie Pickler lives up to her hype on Small Town Girl. Her hit "Red High Heels" sets the tone for an uplifting album of playful, country rocking songs. Where her predecessor Carrie Underwood tends to focus on narratives of faith and romance, Pickler's songs are more anthemic and appealing to those who want something to play while getting dressed up for a wild night out. Most of these songs ooze a Gretchen Wilson vibe with their honky-tonk Telecasters, grinding Hammond organ and roadhouse piano. But "I Wonder" proves she can ballad with the best of 'em.