Kellie Pickler will co-host NBC’s TODAY Show this Friday, March 23. The “Tough” singer will team up with Hoda Kotb during the fourth hour of the show filling in for Kathie Lee Gifford who is on vacation this week.

Pickler released her third album, 100 Proof, on January 24 to critical praise with USA Today cheering that 100 Proof is “a pretty fantastic country record.” Entertainment Weekly hailed that 100 Proof is Kellie’s “meatiest, most adventurous output yet,” while The Miami Herald predicts that “a major label won’t release a more authentic or better country album in 2012 than Pickler’s surprisingly terrific 100 Proof.”

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