Kellie Pickler Wants to Star in a Tammy Wynette Broadway Musical
"Since [Dancing with the Stars] I've been wanting to do Broadway so bad just to throw together two of my passions - dance and music. I want to do like a Tammy Wynette Broadway musical!" Pickler told Country Weekly. "I know Dolly Parton has her Broadway shows and I think if anybody lived a country song, it's Tammy."
Country singer-songwriter Tammy Wynette is famous for her song "Stand by Your Man" and was often called the "First Lady of Country Music", with 23 No. 1 songs in the '60s and '70s.
Pickler also told the site that her dance partner Derek Hough told her she should play 'Roxie' in CHICAGO. Picker reacted: "That would be amazing! I've watched that movie a million times. I know it by heart."
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 November 2013, Pickler released her new album, The Woman I Am, on her new label home, Black River Entertainment.
The album, which has received strong critical acclaim, contains her current hit single "Little Bit Gypsy" as well as her first single, "Someone Somewhere Tonight." The video of that song (featuring Pickler and Hough) was nominated for an American Country Award for Music Video of the Year: Female. Pickler is also an avid supporter of the U.S. military, preparing to embark on her seventh USO Tour.