Kellie Pickler has made no bones about the fact that she loves traditional country music — it’s what inspired the music on her amazing new album, titled 100 Proof. Last night, Kellie returned to the stage of American Idol to perform the very first song on 100 Proof. It’s one that Kellie loves in part because it honors one of country’s great voices, the woman who came to be known as The First Lady of Country Music, Tammy Wynette

“I love that ‘Where’s Tammy Wynette’ kicks off the album ’cause right away, soon as you hit ‘play,’ and you hear, ‘I stay torn between killin’ him and lovin’ him,’ you know you’re about to listen to a country album” says Pickler.

Kellie’s on the radio now with another incredible song from her album, the gorgeous title-track single, “100 Proof.”