Kellie Pickler grew up immersed in country music in the small town of Albemarle, North Carolina with the words of Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton shaping her musical footing. At the age of 19, she first gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of “American Idol.” She has gone on to release four critically acclaimed albums, including her Gold-certified debut Small Town Girl as well as100 Proof, which Rolling Stone named the Best Country Album of 2011. Among her best known hits are the Gold-certified “Red High Heels,” “I Wonder,” “Best Days of Your Life,” “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful,” “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind,” “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You,” and “No Cure for Crazy.”
In spring of 2013, Pickler partnered with dance coach Derek Hough and won the Mirror Ball Trophy on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” That same year, she also released her fourth album, The Woman I Am, which featured three songs co-written by Pickler including the title cut. In 2014, she voiced the lead character, a sweet potato named Mirabelle, in the Veggie Tales animated movie "Beauty and the Beet."
Pickler is an avid supporter of the U.S. military, having completed 11 USO Tours thus far.
Her CMT docu-comedy series "I Love Kellie Pickler," which co-stars her husband, songwriter/producer Kyle Jacobs, debuted in November 2015, propelling the network to its highest premiere with adults since 2012 and women since 2008. After three successful seasons, the series was retired so that Kellie could focus on her daytime show “Pickler & Ben”, which premiered in September 2017 as the highest rated syndicated talk show of the season. Pickler and co-star Ben Aaron recently renewed their show for a second season next fall. In 2018, Pickler and Aaron received a collective Daytime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Hosts. For more information, please visit www.kelliepickler.com.