Song Review: Kellie Pickler – Feeling Tonight

Country firecracker Kellie Pickler is back with a brand new single that harkens back to her early Small Town Girl days.

“Feeling Tonight” is certainly a departure from her previous two critically acclaimed albums 100 Proof and The Woman I Am in both style and substance. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. When it comes to Pickler, she’s just as confident singing a breezy country pop number like her new single as she is spitting fire in a song like “Tough.”

Pickler fans will immediately draw comparisons to one of her biggest hits “Red High Heels” where she utilizes repetition in the chorus for effect. But “Feeling Tonight” is certainly not a sassy in your face song like “Red High Heels.”

Penned by Sarah Buxton, Josh Osbourne and Jimmy Rogers and produced by Kyle Jacobs and Matt McClure, “Feeling Tonight” is a perfect summery song for those longing to get away with that special someone that you’ve been pining for…even if you aren’t certain if that special someone is even thinking about you.

“I’m really excited about this song,” Picker says, “and I’m looking forward to performing it on tour this summer.”

And I’m hoping I’ll get a chance to hear it live.

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About Kellie Pickler   Kellie Pickler grew up immersed in country music in the small town of Albemarle, North Carolina with the words of Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton shaping her musical footing. At the age of 19, she gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of “American Idol.”  In 2006, she signed with 19 Recordings/BNA Records and released her debut album, Small Town Girl, which has gone on to sell more than 900,000 copies worldwide and produce three hit singles: “Red High Heels,” “I Wonder,” and “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind.” She followed that in 2008 with her self-titled sophomore record, featuring country radio hits “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful,” “Best Days of Your Life” (co-written with Taylor Swift and her first Top 10), and “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You.”  Having established herself as not only a powerful vocalist but also a songwriter, Pickler released her third studio album, 100 Proof, in 2011 to huge critical acclaim. The album was named the No. 1 Country Album of The Year by Rolling Stone and was listed on “Best of 2012” lists by Washington Post, Rhapsody, AOL’s The Boot and more. In spring of 2013, Pickler partnered with dance coach Derek Hough and won the Mirror Ball Trophy on “Dancing with the Stars.” In 2013, Pickler released her fourth album, The Woman I Am, on her new label home, Black River Entertainment. She co-wrote three songs on the critically acclaimed album, including the title cut. Currently working on new music with producers Kyle Jacobs and Matt McClure, Pickler released her new single “Feeling Tonight” on June 2, 2015. She recently launched her home goods line “Selma Drye by Kellie Pickler” in cooperation with the Opry Stores (shop.opry.com). In addition, she will star in the upcoming CMT reality show “I Love Kellie Pickler” due to air later this year. Pickler is also an avid supporter of the U.S. military, having recently completed her eighth USO Tour in December 2014. For more information, please visit www.kelliepickler.com.

Author: Scott Colvin

Scott has 20+ years experience as a writer/editor and is #CMchat's Executive Editor. He's a rabid music fan and a sports junkie. If there's a cat in the room, he'll pet it. If there's a beer in the room, he'll drink it.

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