Kellie Pickler

Kellie Pickler may be one of contemporary country music's most unlikely traditionalists. The Albemarle, N.C. native first shot to fame as a contestant on the fifth season of 'American Idol,' placing sixth. Pickler released her debut album, 'Small Town Girl,' in 2006, scoring a hit with 'Red High Heels.' Another single from the album, 'I Wonder,' addressed her difficult relationship with her mother. Pickler followed up with a self-titled second album in 2008. Her first two albums offered up contemporary pop country, but Pickler took a dramatically different approach for her third album, '100 Proof,' offering a much grittier, more traditional sound that earned her rave reviews. She parted ways with Sony and signed to Black River Entertainment for her fourth album, 'The Woman I Am,' in 2013, the same year that she partnered with Derek Hough to win 'Dancing With the Stars.' Pickler is also very active in various charities and is a staunch supporter of the US military.

  • Full Name: Kellie Dawn Pickler
  • Top Songs: ‘Best Days of Your Life,’ ‘Red High Heels’
  • Did You Know? Prior to auditioning for ‘Idol,’ Pickler worked as a Sonic carhop.
  • Further Reading: Top 5 Kellie Pickler Songs
Kellie Pickler Honored for Support of Troops
Kellie Pickler’s longstanding dedication to giving back to America’s Armed Forces was recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense. Pickler received the special honor, titled the Department of Defense Spirit of Hope Award, Sept. 28 in Washington, D.C.

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