Kellie Pickler’s personality is as big as the North Carolina mountains where she grew up, in Albermarle. In fact, her infectious sense of humor may be too huge to allow her to be branded as just a music artist. So it should be no surprise that she has become almost a regular on the Ellen Show and will soon make her acting debut on CW’s 90210 set to air Oct. 18. Ms. Pickler will appear on the Ellen Show on Oct. 4 to perform her current single, “Tough” and premiere some clips from the upcoming episode.
“You see Ellen DeGeneres on TV and she’s so funny and warm and kind hearted,” says Pickler. “But when the camera’s go off, she’s still that same person. It’s always fun to be on Ellen and have some laughs, sing my songs and dance.”
Pickler will play the role of Sally on 90210, the country-singing cousin of local cowboy Austin (Justin Deeley). While in Los Angeles, Pickler will also perform at Camp Pendleton on Oct. 7 as part of Operation Gratitude, a free show for all US Service members.