Kellie Pickler returns to American Idol in "Red High Heels"
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
– Kellie Pickler will return to American Idol to perform her hit single, "Red High Heels," which she co-wrote, on Wednesday, March 19 , 9 p.m. eastern on Fox.
"It's kind of like a homecoming, and I'm so excited to see everybody and see the new stage and set," she said.
"Red High Heels" was her debut single from her gold certified debut album, "Small Town Girl." Her album has also yielded the hits, "I Wonder," the poignant tune about her mother and her current and top 20 song, "Things That Never Cross A Man's Mind."
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