Kellie Pickler (album)

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Kellie Pickler
Studio album by Kellie Pickler
Released September 30, 2008 (2008-09-30)
Genre Country
Length 33:21 / 44:20 (iTunes Deluxe Edition)
Label BNA, 19
Producer Chris Lindsey
Kellie Pickler chronology
Small Town Girl
(2006)
Kellie Pickler
(2008)
100 Proof
(2012)
Singles from Kellie Pickler
  1. "Don't You Know You're Beautiful"
    Released: June 9, 2008
  2. "Best Days of Your Life"
    Released: December 1, 2008
  3. "Didn't You Know How Much I Loved You"
    Released: August 31, 2009
  4. "Makin' Me Fall in Love Again"
    Released: April 19, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]
Billboard (favorable) [2]
Charlotte Observer 3/4 stars [3]
Country Weekly 3.5/5 stars [4]
Jackson NJ Online (favorable) [5]
Robert Christgau (choice cut) [6]
USA Today 3/4 stars [7]
Us Weekly 3/4 stars [8]

Kellie Pickler is the self-titled second studio album by American country artist Kellie Pickler. The lead-off single, "Don't You Know You're Beautiful", was debuted at the 43rd Academy Of Country Music awards and peaked at 21 on Hot Country Songs. The album was released via BNA Records/19 Recordings on September 30, 2008. Since the albums' release, three more singles have charted; "Best Days of Your Life" at number 9 (which was co-wrote with fellow country artist Taylor Swift), "Didn't You Know How Much I Loved You" at number 14 (a re-recording of an album cut from Pickler's debut album Small Town Girl) and "Makin' Me Fall in Love Again" at number 30.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Don't You Know You're Beautiful"   Chris Lindsey, Aimee Mayo, Karyn Rochelle 3:16
2. "I'm Your Woman"   Josh Kear, Troy Verges, Rochelle 2:56
3. "Rocks Instead of Rice"   Pickler, Kear, Chris Tompkins 3:19
4. "Didn't You Know How Much I Loved You"   C. Lindsey, Mayo, Verges 4:45
5. "Lucky Girl"   Catherine Britt, Brett Beavers, Tony Martin 2:30
6. "One Last Time"   Pickler, Kyle Jacobs, C. Lindsey, Mayo 3:36
7. "Best Days of Your Life"   Pickler, Taylor Swift 3:47
8. "Somebody to Love Me"   Pickler, C. Lindsey, Mayo 4:19
9. "Makin' Me Fall in Love Again"   Rochelle, James T. Slater, Shane Stevens 3:26
10. "Going Out in Style"   Pickler, Jacobs, Mayo, C. Lindsey 3:37
Deluxe Edition Bonus DVD
No. Title Length
1. "A Day on the Road" (documentary)  
2. "Don't You Know You're Beautiful" (music video)  

Promotion[edit]

To help promoting the album, Kellie Pickler was released in a regular edition (which only includes the CD) and a Deluxe Edition, including the normal CD, along with a special DVD with 30-minute footage from Pickler on her tour and behind the scenes of the recording process (called "A Day on the Road"), and the music video for "Don't You Know You're Beautiful".[9]

The Deluxe Edition features three bonus tracks if bought on a digital retailer (such as iTunes); "Anything But Me", "Happy," and a cover of Keith Whitley's "Don't Close Your Eyes".[10]

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

The album debuted at number nine on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling about 43,000 copies in its first week.[11] The album has thus far spent 48 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart and has sold 440,000 copies as of December 22, 2010.[12] It debuted at number one on the U.S. Top Country Albums chart, her second consecutive album to do so.

Chart (2008) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[13] 9
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1

End of year charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Year-end
2010
US Billboard Top Country Albums 60[14]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
US Country
[15]
US
[16]
CAN
[17]
2008 "Don't You Know You're Beautiful" 21 103
"Best Days of Your Life" 9 46 99
2009 "Didn't You Know How Much I Loved You" 14 97
2010 "Makin' Me Fall in Love Again" 30
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kellie Pickler (album) at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-20.
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ [2][dead link]
  4. ^ Published: Oct 17, 2008 (2008-10-17). "Kellie Pickler". CountryWeekly.com. Retrieved 2011-06-20. 
  5. ^ "Kellie Pickler: traditional country music on the upswing | Jackson NJ Regional News – Toms River, Brick, Howell, New Egypt, Lakewood". Jacksonnjonline.com. 2009-07-06. Retrieved 2011-06-20. 
  6. ^ "CG: kellie pickler". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2011-06-20. 
  7. ^ "The 'Kellie Pickler' official album preview - Idol Chatter: American Idol News, Rumors, & Information". Content.usatoday.com. 2008-09-29. Retrieved 2011-06-20. 
  8. ^ "Us Weekly’s Latest Celebrity News from". Usmagazine.com. 2009-08-25. Retrieved 2011-06-20. 
  9. ^ Kellie Pickler - Album In Stores 9/30/2008
  10. ^ "Kellie Pickler (Deluxe Version) - Kellie Pickler - Music | Myplay: Powered by Sony Music". Myplay. Retrieved 2011-06-20. 
  11. ^ Harris, Chris (2008-10-08). "T.I. Ends Metallica's Billboard Reign With Paper Trail - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV. Retrieved 2011-06-20. 
  12. ^ Idol Chatter 12-22-2010
  13. ^ Top Music Charts - Hot 100 - Billboard 200 - Music Genre Sales
  14. ^ "Best of 2010 - Top Country Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  15. ^ "Kellie Pickler Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 14, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Kellie Pickler Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 14, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Kellie Pickler Album & Song Chart History - Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 14, 2011. 
  18. ^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum - January 14, 2011: "Best Days of Your Life" certified awards". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 14, 2011. 
Preceded by
Learn to Live by Darius Rucker
Top Country Albums number-one album
October 18, 2008
Succeeded by
Greatest Hits 3 by Tim McGraw