- Kellie Dawn Pickler
- Albemarle North Carolina
- United States
- Singer Songwriter
- Beauty Friendly Personality Southern Accent Songwriting Southern Belle Charm
- Dumb as a brick
Kellie Pickler is an American country singer who rose to fame on "American Idol".
Kellie was born to Cynthia Morton, then 18, and Clyde "Bo" Pickler, Jr., an alcoholic drug addict who was constantly in and out of trouble with the law. When Kellie was 2, her mom gave up her maternal rights and took off. Kellie has spoken extensively of the emotional stress of growing up abandoned by her mother. While in high school, Kellie's dad was sentenced to jail for aggravated assault and battery from a 2003 stabbing incident and served almost 4 years at Florida State Prison. She lived with her grandfather until she traveled to LA to film "Idol" at age 19.
On "Idol", Kellie was known for her sweet and ditzy demeanor, frequently compared to fellow Southern singer Jessica Simpson. Despite being the favorite of judge Simon Cowell, she did not win the title of American Idol".
Following the show, Kellie recorded her first album "Small Town Girl". The album includes "Red High Heels", for which she won a ASCAP songwriter award, and "I Wonder" which was written about her mother. The album has been certified gold in the United States for sales exceeding 500,000 copies, and it has produced three singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
Kellie has alluded, but not admitted, to having a boob job - something first pointed out by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacreast.
Her next album is set for release in fall 2008.
Kellie Pickler on the Web
Kellie Pickler Who Doesn't Like Karaoke? « WQYK 99.5 Tampa ... I couldn't carry a tune in a bucket, people even say I got a tin ear, but one of the neat things about music is that you don't have to be a pro to enjoy it and Kellie Pickler says she loved to go out for karaoke nights.
Kellie Pickler 100 Proof Album review Ashton Lane | Ashton Lane Kellie Pickler is known for being a girl with a voice that's country to the core. Her new album “100 proof” kicks off with the sassy, 'Where's Tammy Wynette' and the very first line she drawls is “I stay torn between killing him and ...