Kellie Pickler: Opening for Taylor Swift on her Fearless Tour

Kellie Pickler will open all dates of the 50-city Taylor Swift Fearless Tour that kicks off on April 23 in Evansville, Ind.

The first tickets to go on sale (Feb. 6) are for the May 22 Staples Center show in Los Angeles. Ticket prices will start at $20 in most markets.

It doesn’t seem right when the opening act is better than the headliner. Let’s face facts, Kellie Pickler can sing rings around Taylor Swift live. The concert audience will no doubt discover that for themselves.

The American Idol grads can deliver live performances that are as good as or better than their recorded voices, the rest, not so much.