Kellie Pickler/ Kellie Dawn Pickler is a famous artist for US country music and a TV personality. She was born on 28th June 1986 in North Carolina. Her parents are Clyde Raymond Pickler Jr. and Cynthia Morton. When she was 2 years old, her mother left. She returned later and claimed her custody for 2 years. The court returned the custody to her grandparents when she was 12 year old. They raised her till adulthood. Her father was going in and out of jail during all these years. She was inspired a lot by her grandparents. She completed her high school education from North Stanly School in the year 2004. She was the beauty queen during her high school education.

She served as a waitress at a Dive-in restaurant. In the year 2005, she was seen on “Gimme the Mike! Charlotte” where she bagged the second place. At the age of 17 years, she won the title “Miss Stanly County” during “Miss America” contest. At the age of 19 years, she went for audition of “American Idol” in the year 2005. Eventually she reached among top 12. She was seen promoting the TV shows after her elimination from American Idol. She returned to North Carolina in the year 2006 to re-unite with her father. She also won various awards from local government for her achievement as a contestant in American Idol. She signed a recording deal with BNA records on 17th July 2006. She became the part of “American Idol Live Tour” in the year 2006. They went to different cities during the 3 month tour. Her first single named as “Red High Heels” first came on 13th September 2006. The music video for the same was released on 20th October 2006. Her first album “Small Town Girl” was released on 31st October 2006. 

She was the co-host of “The View” on 18th January 2007 and a gold record was presented to her by Rosie O’Donnell. She was nominated for the “Academy of Country Music Awards” in the category of “Top New Female Vocalist”. She started recording her second album in the year 2008. The second song from her album was “Best Day of Your Life”. She performed this song at the CMA Awards on 12th November 2008. In the year 2015, Kellie and her husband appeared for 13 episode long show named as “I Love Kellie Pickler”. The show started on 15th November 2015.

Before getting married to her husband, Kyle Jacobs on 15th June 2010, they were dating for more than 2 years. They eloped and got married in a small ceremony on a private island. She has an estimated net worth of $15 million. She shaved her head in the month of September in 2012 to provide support to her friend who was fighting breast cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy. She is very generous and gets involved in charity activities. She is an active supporter of “St Jude Children’s Research Hospital”. She also visits kids in the hospital.

Last Modified: Apr 7, 2020

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