Kellie Pickler

With her charming, Southern girl persona and endless drive, singer Kellie Pickler went from finalist on the fifth season of "American Idol" (Fox, 2002- ) to become a chart-topping recording artist and one of country ... Read more »
Born: 06/27/1986 in Albernarle, North Carolina, USA

Filmography

Actor (34)

Knock Knock Live 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Host

ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

CMA Country Christmas 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

The 47th Annual CMA Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

2013 CMT Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Bounty Hunters 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Dancing With the Stars 2005, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Michael Buble Christmas 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

CMA Country Christmas 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

Celebrity Motor Homes 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2012 CMT Music Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 45th Annual CMA Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

90210 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

CMA Country Christmas 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The 44th Annual CMA Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 43rd Annual CMA Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

American Idol 2006 - 2007, 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 42nd Annual CMA Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 American Music Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 40th Annual CMA Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Nashville (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

With her charming, Southern girl persona and endless drive, singer Kellie Pickler went from finalist on the fifth season of "American Idol" (Fox, 2002- ) to become a chart-topping recording artist and one of country music's more successful young artists. After making it all the way to the top six on "Idol," Pickler embarked on a successful recording career with her debut album, Small Town Girl (2006), which topped the Billboard country charts and earned a 2008 CMT Award for the single "I Wonder." In 2008, she followed up with her second album, the self-titled Kellie Pickler, which cracked through the Top Ten of the Billboard 200 and peaked at No. 1 on the country charts. From there, she earned high critical praise for her third effort, 100 Proof (2012), and broke through to the reality TV world by becoming a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ) in 2013, proving that her talents extended beyond her small-town country roots.

Relationships

Courtney

Half-Brother

Eric

Half-Brother

Michael

Half-Brother

Kyle Jacobs

Companion
Engaged June 15, 2010 Married Jan. 1, 2011

Cynthia Morton

Mother
Left Pickler at age 2 with her paternal grandparents; returned and took custody of daughter for two years until she was 12

Clyde Pickler

Father
Was in and out of jail during daughter's childhood

Clyde Pickler

Grandfather
Raised granddaughter with wife Faye

Faye Pickler

Grandmother
Raised granddaughter with husband Clyde Sr.

Jordin Tootoo

Companion
Dated and split 2007

Milestones

2013

Competed on 16th season of "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC) with professional partner Derek Hough

2012

Third album 100 Proof debuted at No. 7 on Billboard 200 albums chart

2011

Made acting debut with guest role on The CW teen drama reboot "90210"

2009

Toured as one of Taylor Swift's opening acts

2008

Released self-titled sophomore album

2008

Won CMT Award for Performance of the Year

2007

Competed on celebrity edition of Fox game show "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"

2006

Debut album Small Town Girl debuted at No. 1 on Billboard Top Country Albums chart; featured lead single "Red High Heels."

2005

Auditioned for "American Idol" (Fox) in Greensboro, NC and made it to season's Top 6 finalists

2004

Won Miss Stanly County beauty contest and subsequently competed in Miss North Carolina pageant

Raised by paternal grandparents in Albemarle, NC after mother left her at age 2 while father was in and out of prison

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