Liner Note Author: Judy Forde-Blair.
Photographers: Robert Ascroft; Kristin Barlowe; Astrid Herbold May.
This 2012 X2 collection pairs Kellie Pickler's 2006 debut, Small Town Girl, and its splashy 2008 sequel, Kellie Pickler. Small Town Girl is a better record than the second -- it's smooth Music City craft, while the latter pushes pop buttons a little too hard -- but this double-disc set is a good, affordable way to get both records at once. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine