Personnel: Chris Lindsey (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Ilya Toshinsky (acoustic guitar); Troy Lancaster, J.T. Corenflos, Tom Bukovac (electric guitar); Dan Dugmore, Paul Franklin (pedal steel guitar); Aidan Rowe, John Catchings, Kris Wilkinson, Pamela Sixfin, David Davidson , David Angell (strings); Tony Harrell, Gordon Mote, Jimmy Nichols (piano, Hammond b-3 organ, synthesizer); Glenn Worf, Jimmie Lee Sloas, Mark Hill (bass instrument); Shannon Forrest (drums, percussion); Eric Darken (percussion); Taylor Swift, Karyn Rochelle, Lisa Cochran, Perry Coleman (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Greg Droman; Jeff Balding; Justin Niebank; Steve Marcantonio.
Liner Note Author: Judy Forde Blair.
Recording information: Aimeeland, Brentwood, TN; Blackbird Studios, Nashville, TN; Little Big Sound; LOUD Recording; Ocean Way Studios, Nashville, TN; Supernatural Sound, Oregon City, OR.
Photographers: Kristin Barlowe; Astrid Herbold May.
Arrangers: Chris Lindsey ; Kris Wilkinson.
Though Kellie Pickler first came to public attention as an endearingly bubble-headed blonde contestant on season five of AMERICAN IDOL, her debut album, SMALL TOWN GIRL, was an entirely credible contemporary country album that garnered a Best New Artist nomination from the Country Music Association. The self-titled follow-up, from its retro-glam cover photo to the slick country pop of songs like first single "Don't You Know You're Beautiful," is an assertive follow-up. KELLIE PICKLER is also available in a two-disc deluxe edition featuring a bonus DVD.