The very first taping of the new talk show ‘Pickler & Ben’ featuring country artist Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron (who happens to be married to Good Morning America Chief Metrologist Ginger Zee) wrapped in Nashville on Wednesday.
The project was created and produced by GRAMMY award-winning artist Faith Hill, along with the former executive producer of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” Lisa Erspamer and president and CEO of Sandbox Entertainment Jason Owen.
We were able to attend the taping on Wednesday, and while we can’t share any photos or video, we can tell you one thing. Faith Hill may not appear on camera, but as you watch behind the scenes she is actively involved with the show, there was even an appearance on set by her country superstar husband, Tim McGraw.
In a press release, Pickler says,“We will bring a little bit of southern charm and inspiration to our viewers, alongside insights from top tastemakers and experts in many areas,” “Kellie is very much southern while Ben is everything New York – complete opposites but together their chemistry is magic, and our viewers are going to love them,” said Hill.
“Kellie is very much southern while Ben is everything New York – complete opposites but together their chemistry is magic, and our viewers are going to love them,” said Hill.
The first show kicks off with a big surprise, you don’t want to miss the first 5 minutes! “Pickler & Ben” airs on September 18th on WTVF Channel 5 at 9a.
Since the show is being filmed in a Nashville studio, they are encouraging fans to attend the show. Hill posted on her Facebook page, “Excited to launch Pickler & Ben! Come be a part of the audience.”
Pickler just announced that she and Phil Vassar are teaming up this season for a special Christmas tour around the country launching at the end of November and continuing throughout December. Tickets for A Christmas Tour are currently on sale. In honor of the tour, Pickler and Vassar teamed up to release a new Christmas single this holiday season called “The Naughty List,” written by Phil Vassar and Juliana Songs, and co-produced by Vassar and long-time friend Dane Bryan, who also co-produced Vassar’s first Christmas album, Noel.