Kellie Pickler | Biography
The famous Kellie Pickler is a well-known a music artists and television personality. She is famous for her country music and her appearance in the fifth seasons of the American Idol. Kellie Pickler is famous by this name but her birth name is Kellie Dawn Pickler. The beautiful young lady was born on June 28, 1986 in Albemarle, North Carolina, United States. She is in the field of music from 2005 till date. She is a well-known personality at present in the music industry. Her early days were pretty tough her mother left when she was just two years old and later she returned and took her custody for two years. During this tenure she grew up with her grandparents because her father was in and out of jail during her childhood. She never forgets to highlight her grandparent’s effort as she considers her grandmother as her super heroes in her life. Clyde Raymond Pickler, Sr. who is the former electrician and Faye Pickler are the grandparents of Kellie.
Kellie is a graduate from North Stanly High School in New London, North Carolina in 2004. She was involved in the musical activities in her high school where she was a cheerleader and a beauty queen and even sang On the Side of Angels by LeAnn Rimes at her graduation. After her graduation she even worked as a waitress at a Sonic Drive-In franchise and the following year in 2005 she made an appearance on a television contest named Gimme the Mike! Charlotte. She had an impressive run in the contest finishing as a runner-up. Later she also participated in the beauty pageant and even wining the “Miss Stanly County” at the age of seventeen. She was on the American Idol at the age of 19 in 2005 in North Carolina where she sang Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” and Martina McBride’s “A Broken Wing”. She made her performance count and was selected for the next round and eventually advanced to the semi-final rounds and reached the Top 12 as well. She was a favorite contestant of judge Simon Cowell and also received the massive comment stating that the judge would prefer Kellier over the previous season’s winner, Carrier Underwood.
In 2006 she came up with her first single “Red High Heels” debuted on September13 while her official music video was released on October 20. This video received a nomination for the CMT Video Awards for “Breakthrough Video of the Year”. She debut her album Small Town Girl on October 31, 2006 which topped Billboard’s Top Country Albums and was on the ninth spot on the Billboard 200 selling over seventy thousand copies in its first week and later selling the total copies of 500000. Her second single was all about the relationship with her mother which also was her first performance of the song on national TV. On May 14, 2013 she released her first single with the Black River Entertainment “Someone Somewhere Tonight” which reached a peak of number 49 on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart in July 2013. Her fourth album The Woman I Am written by her husband was released on November 11, 2013. On May 21, 2013 Pickler and Derek Hough were announced the winners of the 16th season of Dancing with the Stars.
Initially Kellie Pickler was in a short term relationship with Nashville Predators player Jordin Tootoo in 2007 and eventually they broke up later that year. Kellie then was in a relationship with a songwriter Kyle Jacobs for two and half years and on June 15, 2010 they got engaged. The couple thought to have a great marriage ceremony but later they decided to rethink their plans and finally got married in a small intimate ceremony on a private island in the Caribbean.
The gorgeous lady decided to became vegetarian in order to get her body measurements right. She was also nominated for the “Worlds Sexiest Vegetarian” by PETA and also won it. She has slim body and looks stunning while she is in bikini. She likes to keep her hairstyle short. Kellie stands tall at five feet and five inches. The rumors states that Kellie has gone through numerous plastic surgery till date. She also had breast implantation and cheek augmentation.
Kellie has achieved great height in her career and has also been helping for different social causes as well. She is associated with the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where she helps raise funds and gives kids special visits and she has also been seen participating in different shows for fund raising as well. She has been part of different programs as well and her complete bio can be viewed from her website and wiki as well.