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Single Review: “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful” by Kellie Pickler

May 26, 2008

Ms. Pickler has had some minor hits with “Red High Heels”, “Things That Never Cross A Man’s Mind” and her powerful hit “I Wonder”. These singles have left her without any real certified radio hits, defined by top 10s and #1s. Despite this Kellie has managed to secure a hugely dedicated fan base and win several awards in more recent awards shows that have brought her career to a new level and have begun to seporate her from her American Idol image. Thus Kellie has met her new level of fame with a new single and an upcoming new album, a fresh start to a growing career.

As an AI alumni it is only appropriate that Kellie takes advantage of her role model figure. She has become a figure of beauty and a face to look to for inspiration in the lives of women, young and old, everywhere. She channels this very significant aspect of her fame into her new single as she tries to instill a sense of self-respect and self-esteem in her crowd of female fans. Kellie attempts to let the girls of all ages and variations know that no matter what anyone thinks of them, from their looks to their personality, they are always beautiful both on the inside and the outsid. It just has such a sense of sincerity and personal connection to Kellie in her performance that it truly shows that she has arrived. “I Wonder” may have been a very powerful and personal hit to her, but this single is the first time Kellie really shines as a star that will be around much longer than just a few hits won by her American Idol fame. This will help her sever the ties of Idol and earns her place in the spotlight as an artist all her own.

Listen: www.myspace.com/kelliepickler

Grade: A+

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Ronald permalink
    May 26, 2008 6:32 pm

    Kellie single is great, can’t wait to hear her new album.

  2. Heather permalink
    June 11, 2008 7:27 am

    The person that reviewed this single obviously knows nothing about Kellie’s music nor do they wish to acknowledge just how popular Kellie and her music really are despite the country music industry’s desire to ignore her. All this reviewer seemed intent on doing was dissing Kellie, her career, and her music, while at the same time trying to pretend they were actually saying something nice to offset their obvious hatred for this singer.

    Kellie didn’t have any top 10 radio hits for the simple reason that radio doesn’t play what the music fans want to hear. If I go over to youtube.com and search the most viewed country music videos of all time, there’s Kellie’s I Wonder video right on the front page with millions of viewer hits, with Red High Heels not far behind on the second page. Hers is the only music you’ll find on that front page that didn’t become a #1 hit.

    When one looked at Kellie’s I Wonder video over on AOL Music last year they would have found that not only was Kellie’s I Wonder music video the most played of all the country music videos but it was also in the top 10 most viewed of ALL music genres.

    So the music fans saw Kellie’s music as what it is, that being top #1 material, it was only radio and the country music industry who were the ones that were out of touch with what the music fans wanted to hear. Kellie and the music fans can’t help their ignorance, since they refuse to listen, which probably explains why their listenership and sales continue to fall year after year.

    As for this new song, personally I find it as one of the weakest songs I’ve heard from her latest album, so I question why it was even picked as her first single. Unless of course it’s just the music industry once again trying to keep Kellie from outshining these less talented acts the indrustry seems to be trying to push lately. If past history is any example I wouldn’t be surprised if this was the real reason for the selection of this song seeing how they ignored huge hits like Somebody To Love Me and others off this new album. It wouldn’t be surprising seeing how they ignored huge fan favorite hits like Small Town Girl off her last album. But I guess that’s all you can expect from an industry that’s too busy trying to manipulate charts and trying to hype singers people really don’t want instead of those the music fans really want to hear like Kellie Dawn Pickler.

    Perhaps when they’ve loss enough millions like they’ve been doing the past couple years they will finally cave and start giving the music fans the true most popular singers in country music today. Until then this country music fan won’t be giving them a dime and will continue to ignore their radio stations.

  3. cowboybleau permalink*
    June 12, 2008 1:30 am

    ok Heather, you can do that. Ignore radio and country music sales so that kellle gets one less suppoerter in the end, that really solves the porblem.

    And I personally am a Kellie fan and love her former hits, all I was stating was that this one may actually open the ears of radio executives and her label to how dedicated her fans really are. Her other three hits were not “cirtified radio hits”, that doesn’t make them bad songs, it means exactly what you said. Don’t be so quick to jump to conclusions about people, especially critics. You’re comment, whether you believe it or not, put Kellie to a much lower level than the review could have. If I hated Kellie I wouldn’t have even tried to give this a good review, take a look at some other single and album reviews and you’ll get that hint.

  4. Chuck permalink
    June 24, 2008 6:09 pm

    Great review ! You said it perfectly that Kellie has arrived at the next level in her career. People that follow her know what a genuine person she really is and what a great and beautiful performer Kellie is. Her new song is really starting to take off. It was released on Itunes today and yesterday Kellie was the #1 search on yahoo.com.
    I totally agree with your rating of A+ . Her new album is going to show how she has matured and grown as a singer. It will do very well. I give her new song an AA++ !

  5. theAntiSmitty permalink
    June 25, 2008 12:52 am

    Just ignore “Heather.”

    I am pretty sure the post is from a troll, known to most Kellie fans as “Smitty,” who has been causing problems for Kellie and her fans for years.

    I enjoyed and appreciate your review, as would any rational Kellie fan.

  6. June 26, 2008 11:07 am

    Great Review!!

    The single: A++

    Thew Review: A++

    *** PIck PIckler! ***

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