Kellie PicklerKellie Pickler has entertained troops stationed overseas in the Persian Gulf for the past two years, and she's set for her third USO tour sometime after Christmas. This year, she'll be joined by Jamey Johnson and Randy Houser, and says, "I'm very sure I'll have some very interesting stories to share when I get back. I'm sure there will never be a dull moment."

Kellie can't really tell us where or exactly when she'll be going overseas, though. "Honestly, we never find out where we're going to be going until we get on the plane and they hand us our tour book, and that'll tell us where we're gonna be," she explains. "Now this past Christmas, Bobby -- I always call him Bobby -- [Kid Rock] and Zac Brown Band and a few comedians, we went to Afghanistan. We went to Iraq, Kosovo, Germany, England and Afghanistan. We did nine shows in five days. We worked real hard, but it was completely worth it. We had a blast."

With her recent appearance on the 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' and her interview with idol Dolly Parton on 'Entertainment Tonight' airing Thursday, many think Kellie would be a natural for her own talk show. While the auburn-tressed singer says she currently doesn't have the time or a huge desire to do something like that, it could happen down the road.

"I'm just happy being a country singer," says Kellie. "This is always what I wanted to do since I was little. As long as I'm doing this, I'm perfect. I'm fine. I'm in a good place."

Kellie is getting ready to write and record songs for her upcoming album, likely to be released next year.