Saturday, January 28, 2012

Kellie Pickler - My Angel

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Sometimes Angels watch over us.  They watched over Kellie Pickler.  Her Dad was in and out of jail.  Her Mom wasn't there for her.

But her grandparents were.  She lived with them, and grew up, and became who she is under their wing. She grew up, a "normal" small town girl - church choir, cheer leading, basic growing from childhood to adult.  Without Mom or Dad.

But with her Grand Parents, and with an extraordinary talent.  Pickler hit the big time with American Idol, where Simon Cowell said that the should be singing Country.  Her ninth place finish gave her a chance to record, and her "High Heel Shoes" song got her to the charts, and her "I Wonder" song - about her Mom, who abandoned her - kept her there.

But this one is the one that I think that cements her place (with me) as one of the few songwriters who can capture the time, and place, and emotion of what's happening.  The "sophisticated" music critics have passed this by, but only because they've passed by the type of emotion that is common, but uncommonly captured in song.

I'd like to think that most people would do this for their flesh and blood.  Mostly, perhaps, it doesn't.  But sometimes you even see this happening, before your eyes.
There is an outside chance Little Bit's mother, her birth mother, will visit on Little Bit's birthday next month. That is if the stars are in alignment, the earth's crust doesn't shift, and purple rain showers develop out over the Gulf of Mexico. Little Bit hasn't seen her mother in over three years, so I'm not sure how I feel about this visit. What effect will it have on my grandchild when she has to say, goodbye.

Her mother has promised so much over the years and, as is her way, failed. She never follows through. This hurts Little Bit. I hope this isn't another. Little Bit is so excited.
I hope that she gets her birthday wish - to see her Mom.  But even if she doesn't, she has Angels watching over her.  Her Grand Parents.

Little Bit has had a raw deal, but she's also been given some Angels.  I hope that in the fullness of time, she realizes that.


Old NFO said...

Thanks for being one of those angels.

CoolChange©© said...

You did well with this post, BP. My second youngest grandson spent the night last night. I gave him an extra hug just now.

Borepatch said...

Old NFO, I'm just doing my job as a Dad. You don't - and shouldn't - get medals for that.

What Miss Pickler's grandparents, yeah that's worth a medal.

But thank you.

Cool Change, I hope it was as much fun as I imagine.

Brock Townsend said...

Unless she has changed her position, she doesn't wish to see her. Her bodyguards were given specific instructions to keep her mother away at her last concert in Raleigh.

On a happier note, some years ago she had come back to NC after a long tour and performed here in Emerald Isle. The first thing she said was "It's sure good to be back where people know what fried okra is!:)

Stephen said...

Thank you, my friend, on behalf of my Little Bit.