It;'s tough to stay on a record label if you are not selling records. But you know what? I'm not sure you even need a record label now. Kellie Pickler was dropped by her record label, but she makes more money by touring and making public appearances than she ever did by selling records. Kellie has been on Sony for about six years. her initial album right after American Idol sold 800,000 copies. Back in 2006, everyone was selling records. Her most recent record sold 74,000 copies. Not great, but it's enough that she knows she can go out on tour and people will come see her play. Meanwhile she can find an independent label or just sell records on her own. Kellie is in one of my favorite blind items. I wonder if anyone can figure out which one that is.