Kellie Pickler to headline 2014 Homecoming festival

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Kellie Pickler will headline the entertainment at the city of Dearborn’s 35th annual Homecoming. Pickler will perform at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 2 on the Main Stage.

Popular country artist to play Main Stage Aug. 2

DEARBORN – American country music artist, songwriter and television personality Kellie Pickler will bring her “Red High Heels” to town as the headline act of the 35th annual Homecoming festival. She will perform on the Main Stage at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 2.

The free annual festival, known for its live entertainment on two stages, is Aug. 1 to 3 at Ford Field Park, 22051 Cherry Hill.

Her appearance at Homecoming is made possible via a partnership with radio station WYCD-FM 99.5.

Pickler, known for hit songs like “Red High Heels,” “I Wonder,” “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind,” and “Best Days of your Life,” rose to fame as a contestant on the fifth season of Fox Entertainment’s “American Idol.”

Following her appearance on the show, Pickler was signed in 2006 as a recording artist to the 19 Recordings/BNA records label and released her debut album, Small Town Girl, later that year. She has since released three additional albums.

Pickler has been nominated and received numerous awards from the Academy of Country Music Awards; Country Music Association; Country Music Television; American Country Awards; and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.

She gained more widespread popularity when she and partner Derek Hough won the 16th season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” in 2013.

Pickler’s admiration for and dedication to the U.S. armed forces also aligns closely with the city’s commitment to honoring and supporting service members and veterans. Since 2007, she has participated in seven USO tours and 75 USO Entertainment events to lift the spirit of troops and their families.

For more news and information about Pickler, a full bio, tour dates and more, go to www.kelliepickler.com.

In addition to three days of live music, Dearborn’s Homecoming festival features food, family activities, reunions, a carnival, and fireworks displays on Saturday and Sunday nights.

The event serves as one of the most important annual fundraisers for Dearborn-based nonprofit groups that serve the community, with more than 30 organizations coming together to partner with the city and Dearborn Community Fund.

For more information about Homecoming, go to www.cityofdearborn.org/homecoming.

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