SPOTTED: Kellie Pickler performing at an outdoor concert at The Grove in Los Angeles, July 19, 2012. The event was part of the outdoor mall’s Summer Concert Series, sponsored by Citibank.
Pickler recently ended her relationship with Sony Music Nashville when her last album, 100 Proof, failed to result in the same level of commercial success as her first two releases. The singer had shared her frustrations about the recording and release of 100 Proof with Entertainment Weekly:
“The process was hell. We couldn’t agree on songs,” Kellie said, adding, “The thing is, my life is a country song. I don’t need to be manufactured, and I don’t need anyone to tell me what to say or what to sing.”
Kellie was also disappointed at the lack of promotion Sony put behind her album once it was finally released. “When my album came out, I didn’t even have a song out on the radio. Nobody does that. [The label] was spread thin.” Kellie sums it all up by saying, “The only consistency was inconsistency.”