Kellie Pickler’s “100 Proof” shows maturity, true blue country sound
This album does an incredible job showcasing Pickler’s raw talent and ability to incorporate the sounds of old fashioned country with a modern twist. While I love Pickler’s traditional style, this album does not blow me away in amazement.
The opening song “Where’s Tammy Wynette” introduces the album with the twang of a steel guitar and the fun, outgoing sound most Pickler fans are used to. It also pays tribute to the much loved and memorable country singer-songwriter Tammy Wynette. The traditional sound heard in this song initiates the old fashioned honky tonk sound heard throughout the rest of the album. “Unlock That Honky Tonk” follows the first song on the album; the lyrics prove that Pickler is sticking to her love for traditional country with a modern twist.
The album includes a satisfactory mix of songs that are upbeat and mellow. Although most audiences familiar with Kellie Pickler’s sound would expect a bubbly album, she portrays her mature side in 100 Proof. Of course, there are still a few outgoing songs but this album shows how far Pickler has come.
Pickler’s 100 Proof is the kind of album you would like to have playing in your car during a road trip. There are not many songs you can actually dance to, but the lyrics tell stories and the album keeps a steady beat. Kellie Pickler can easily compare to Dolly Parton in this album. The song that bares the most similarity to Dolly is “Stop Cheatin’ On Me”. If you are a fan of Dolly Parton, Alan Jackson, or Reba McEntire, you can expect to enjoy listening to 100 Proof. However, if you’re not a fan of country music, then Kellie Pickler’s album is not for you. I give Kellie Pickler’s 100 Proof three out of five stars.