Kellie Pickler and Phil Vassar Release “The Naughty List” New Christmas Single and Video

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“THE NAUGHTY LIST” launches on November 3

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“Given that Kellie and I are both avid supporters of the USO and our military, it was fun to recreate and salute one of the greatest eras in American history. Kellie is such an amazing talent and entertainer - I can’t wait to perform the song live during our Christmas Tour,” said Phil Vassar.

Kellie Pickler and Phil Vassar team up on an original, new holiday duet and accompanying video, “The Naughty List.” Written by Vassar and Juliana Songs, “The Naughty List” is up-tempo with big band production and is available to all streaming and retail partners this Friday, November 3.

Given the song’s nod to simpler times, Director Andrew Rozario filmed Pickler and Vassar at the American Legion Post 82 in Nashville. The video recreates a 1940s holiday-clad USO party, complete with swing dancers and backing band. Fort Campbell USO provided extras for the video, and the result embodies a nostalgia initially portrayed in Pickler’s “Makin’ Me Fall In Love Again.”

“Given that Kellie and I are both avid supporters of the USO and our military, it was fun to recreate and salute one of the greatest eras in American history. Kellie is such an amazing talent and entertainer - I can’t wait to perform the song live during our Christmas Tour,” said Phil Vassar.

“Phil and I had such a fun time both recording and shooting the music video for 'The Naughty List.' The swing dancers and a few of our finest servicemen and women from Ft. Campbell acting as extras in the video really made it special for me,” says Pickler who completed her 11th USO Tour over Christmas in 2016. “It will make for a fun moment to perform this song on stage with Phil this holiday season!”

“The Naughty List” is co-produced by Vassar and long-time friend Dane Bryant, who also co-produced Vassar’s first Christmas album, Noel.

A Christmas Tour dates:
Friday, Nov. 24 Wheeling, WV The Capitol Theatre
Saturday, Nov. 25 Van Wert, OH Niswonger Performing Arts Center
Thursday, Nov. 30 Waukegan, IL The Genesee Theater
Friday, Dec. 1 Milwaukee, WI Potawatomi Hotel & Casino – SOLD OUT
Saturday, Dec. 2 Milwaukee, WI Potawatomi Hotel & Casino – SOLD OUT
Thursday, Dec. 7 St. Charles, MO The Family Arena
Friday, Dec. 8 Madisonville, KY The Glema Mahr Center for the Arts
Saturday, Dec. 9 El Dorado, AR Griffin Music Hall
Sunday, Dec. 10 State University, AR Fowler Center @ Arkansas State University
Thursday, Dec. 14 Hamlet, NC Cole Auditorium & Community Center
Friday, Dec. 15 North Canton, OH Canton Palace Theatre
Saturday, Dec. 16 Rising Sun, IN Rising Star Casino Resort
Sunday, Dec. 17 Dearborn, MI Ford Community & Performing Arts Center
Wednesday, Dec. 20 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre
Thursday, Dec. 21 Annapolis, MD Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Friday, Dec. 22 Frederick, MD Weinberg Center for the Arts
Saturday, Dec. 23 Charlottesville, VA The Paramount Theater

For more information and ticket sales, please visit and Additional shows to be announced.

Kellie Pickler recently debuted as the host of new Nashville-based daytime talk show Pickler & Ben co-hosted by media personality Ben Aaron. The show, directed by the award-winning Joe Terry (The Oprah Winfrey Show) launched nationally on September 18 to milestone ratings and ranking No. 1 in the time slot in the Nashville market. Pickler & Ben is produced by GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Faith Hill, co-founder of Happy Street Entertainment, Lisa Erspamer, and president and CEO of Sandbox Entertainment Jason Owen in partnership with The E.W. Scripps Company.

Pickler’s CMT docu-comedy series I Love Kellie Pickler, is about to wrap its third-season, with her and her husband’s “sweet and silly shenanigans” (Entertainment Tonight) continuing the show’s successful streak of high ratings. The hit television series follows a “hilarious and so vivacious” (Hollywood Life) Pickler and her husband songwriter/producer Kyle Jacobs, and debuted in November 2015, propelling the network to its highest premiere with adults since 2012 and women since 2008. “I Love Kellie Pickler” returned for its third season in August of 2017.

Kellie Pickler first gained fame at the age of 19 as a contestant on the fifth season of American Idol. She has gone on to release four critically acclaimed albums, including her Gold-certified debut Small Town Girl as well as 100 Proof, which Rolling Stone named the Best Country Album of 2011. In spring of 2013, Pickler won the Mirror Ball Trophy on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and also released her fourth album, The Woman I Am, which featured three songs co-written by Pickler including the title cut. She launched her home goods line, "Selma Drye by Kellie Pickler," named after her grandmother in collaboration with the Opry Stores ( in 2015. For more information, visit

Phil Vassar is one of a handful of musicians to have multiple hits as a songwriter and as an artist. He has 10 No. 1s, 15 Top 10s, and 26 Top 40s. Top songs include "Just Another Day in Paradise," "Carlene," "Six Pack Summer," "American Child," "For a Little While" and "My Next Thirty Years" (Tim McGraw), "Right on the Money" (Alan Jackson), "I’m All Right" and "Bye Bye" (Jo Dee Messina), and many more. American Soul is Phil’s ninth album. He also recently launched “Songs from the Cellar,” a wine-infused musical conversation airing across the U.S. and Europe. Learn more at and

Media Contacts for Kellie Pickler:
Ebie McFarland / Kailey Pearce
Essential Broadcast Media
ebie(at)ebmediapr(dot)com / kailey(at)ebmediapr(dot)com
(615) 327-3259

Media Contact for Phil Vassar:
Cheryl Poldrugach
CR Creative Group
(972) 800-3133

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