Kellie Pickler debuts in first
Wednesday, November 8, 2006
– Kellie Pickler's "Small Town Girl" will debut in first on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and in 9th on the all-genre Billboard 200 when the charts are out Thursday.
"Small Town Girl" became the best-selling debut album this year by a new country artist, with more than 79,000 units sold.
The Albermarle, N.C. native made her mark by appearing on American Idol earlier this year.
"2006 has been the best year ever," Pickler said. "I'm so excited to be on the country charts, let alone number one! Thanks to everyone who helped make the album and to all the fans who are still picking Pickler!"
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