Kellie Dawn Pickler is an American country music artist and an Emmy nominated television personality. Pickler gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of American Idol and finished in sixth place. In 2006, she signed to 19 Recordings and BNA Records as a recording artist. Her debut album, Small Town Girl, was released later that year and has sold over 900,000 copies.
In September 2017, she began to host a daytime talk show, Pickler & Ben with comedian Ben Aaron for E.W. Scripps, which began to be offered beyond that station chain and CMT in syndication for the 2018–19 television season; the show is produced out of Scripps’ Nashville station, WTVF.
Kellie Dawn Pickler
Country pop, Neotraditional
BNA, 19 Recordings, Black River Entertainment
Singer, Songwriter and TV presenter
Birthday / Date of Birth
Kellie Pickler was born on June 28, 1986 in Albemarle, North Carolina, United States.
He’s currently 32 years old.
Kellie graduated from North Stanly High School in New London, North Carolina, in 2004.
- Father – Clyde “Bo” Raymond Pickler Jr.
- Mother – Cynthia Morton
- Siblings – Eric (Half Brother), Courtney (Half Sister), Michael (Half Brother)
- Others – Clyde Raymond Pickler Sr. (Paternal Grandfather) (Electrician), Faye Pickler (Paternal Grandmother)
Kellie is managed by –
- Black River Music Group, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
- Fitzgerald-Hartley Co., Ventura, California, USA
Boyfriend / Spouse
Kellie has dated-
- Jordin Tootoo (2007) – Kellie and Canadian ice hockey player (who has played for Nashville Predators), Jordin dated for a year, before breaking it off the same year.
- Kyle Jacobs (2007–Present) – Singers Kellie and Kyle Jacobs started dating in late 2007 after they were introduced by a mutual friend at a bar. On June 15, 2010, on the eve of Kellie’s late grandmother’s birthday, Kyle proposed to her. On January 1, 2011, they had a small wedding on a private island in the Caribbeans.
- In feet – 5 feet 2 inches
- In centimeters – 158 cm
- In meters – 1.58 m
- In Kilograms – 53 kg
- In Pounds – 117 lbs
He wears a size 8 (US) shoe.
On October 31, 2006, she released her debut album, Small Town Girl, which sold over 79,000 copies in the first week and topped Billboard’s Top Country Albums.
- In 2014, she gave her voice to the Mirabelle character in the animated film VeggieTales: Beauty and the Beet.
- Later, in 2016, she was seen in the war drama film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk as a national anthem singer.
In 2006, she made her first TV appearance as a contestant on the singing reality show American Idol.
- Her appearance in the American Idol Season 5 aired in 2006, where she finished 6th.
- Her single “Red High Heels” from her debut album.
- Kellie Pickler has been featured in American Lung Association TV commercial, ‘Lung Force’ along with singer Jewel.
- Kellie has also been featured (with her husband Kyle Jacobs) in Sonic Slushes TV commercial, ‘CMT: Transform Your Summer’.
- Petite body frame
- Beautiful smile
Awards & Nominations
|2007||CMT Music Awards||Breakthrough Video of The Year||“Red High Heels”||Nominated|
|Academy of Country Music Awards||Top New Female Vocalist Of The Year||Nominated|
|Country Music Association Awards||Horizon Award||Nominated|
|American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers||Songwriter Award||“Red High Heels”||Won|
|2008||CMT Music Awards||Breakthrough Video of The Year||“I Wonder”||Won|
|Tearjerker Video of The Year||“I Wonder”||Won|
|Performance of The Year||“I Wonder” @ CMA Awards||Won|
|Academy of Country Music Awards||Top New Female Vocalist of The Year||Nominated|
|Country Music Association Awards||New Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers||Songwriter Award||“I Wonder”||Won|
|2009||CMT Music Awards||Female Video of The Year||“Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful”||Nominated|
|2010||American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers||Songwriter Award||“Best Days of Your Life”||Won|
|CMT Music Awards||Female Video of the Year||“Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You”||Nominated|
|Collaborative Video of the Year||“Best Days of Your Life” (with Taylor Swift)||Nominated|
|American Country Awards||Female Artist Single of the Year||“Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You”||Nominated|
|Female Music Video||“Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You”||Nominated|
|2011||Teen Choice Awards||Female Country Artist||Nominated|
|2012||CMT Music Awards||Female Video of the Year||“Tough”||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Female Country Artist||Nominated|
|2013||American Country Awards||Female Video of the Year||“Someone Somewhere Tonight”||Nominated|
|2018||Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host||Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron||Nominated|
Kellie Pickler Favorites
- Favorite Musicians – Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson
- Favorite Band – Queen
- Favorite Actor – Clint Eastwood
- Favorite Movies – Horror
- Favorite Food – Fried okra
- Favorite Sport – Football
- Favorite Song To Perform – Red High Heels
- Favorite Color – Purple
Kellie Pickler Net Worth
Kellie Pickler has an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars. Kellie Pickler acquired that net worth as a recording artist with 19 Recordings and BNA Records. She rose to fame as a contestant on American Idol.
Social Media Profiles
- Facebook – Kellie Pickler
- Instagram – kelliepickler
- Twitter – Kellie Pickler
- YouTube Channel – kelliepickler
Some Lesser Known Facts About Kellie Pickler
- In May 2009, Kellie won the title of “World’s Sexiest Vegetarian” by PETA.
- She used to work as a roller skater waitress.
- She idolizes Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, and Tammy Wynette.
- She wants to perform a duet with either Joan Jett or Pink.
- Kellie Pickler loves to rescue animals. She owns three dogs named MooMoo, Pixie and Madie, a cat named Pickles, a monkey Bella and a snake named Boots.
- She was an athletic girl in high school. She was a cheerleader, a gymnast, and a beauty queen.
- At the age of 17, she also took part in Miss America and won the “Miss Stanly County” pageant. Thereafter, she competed in Miss North Carolina 2004.
- In 2007, Kellie was a part of Brad Paisley‘s music video “Online”.
- In 2012, to show her support for her friend Summer Holt Miller who had undergone chemotherapy, Kellie shaved her head on Good Morning America.
- In 2013, Kellie participated in Dancing with the Stars, partnering with Derek Hough. They won eventually.
- In 2016, Pickler was included in the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.
- Kellie supports many charities for which she also raises a large sum of money.
- Visit her official website @ kelliepickler.com.