Kellie Pickler was born on 28th June 1986, and she is a prominent American country singer, television personality, and songwriter. Pickler later gained a lot of fame for being in American Idol’s fifth season, and she ended up finishing in the sixth spot. She signed with BNA Records and 19 Recordings in 2006 as a minor artist for recordings. She released an album named Small Town Girl, and it has sold over nine hundred thousand copies till now. The album has also been certified by RIAA as Gold and has produced three songs that topped the country charts of Billboard, namely Red High Heels, Things That Don’t Cross The Mind, and I Wonder.
Kellie Pickler is originally from Albemarle, and she was born to Cynthia Morton and Clyde Raymond Pickler. Her mother left the house when she was just two, and her father was absent for most of her life. Her mother eventually came back and gained custody of Pickler for two years. The court finally decided to return Kellie to her grandparents when she reached the age of twelve. Her grandparents helped her get an adult life, and her dad was still absent for most of her life. Pickler says that her grandfather has significantly influenced her life, and he was a former electrician. Pickler has studied at the North Stanly School in 2004, which was situated in North Carolina.
She has acted as a beauty queen and was a school cheerleader. She sang a song at her graduation from LeAnn Rimes named On The Angel’s Side. She has had employment at a Sonic Drive-In car shop and also made a WSOC-TV appearance in 2005. She finally finished in second place and then participated in Miss Stanley County, which she won at seventeen.
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Pickler auditioned for American Idol when she was nineteen years old, and she was living in North Carolina then. She sang Since You Have Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson and also Broken Wings from McBride Martina. The judges liked her singing and sent her straight towards Hollywood, where she fluently advanced across the semi-finals.
Pickler was among the favorite list of Simon Cowell, and he predicted her to be in the finalist list. She also stated that he preferred her over the winner of the last season, Carrie Underwood. He realized that her southern charm and quirky personality could gain a lot of attention. Pickler quickly garnered attention in the show because of her habit of mispronouncing words and her naïve nature regarding the entertainment industry.
Pickler’s mother had addiction issues and wrote several bad checks for a medical prescription for an addictive anti-depressant named Valium. She then split from her husband when Pickler was two and suddenly disappeared later. Pickler’s father also got incarcerated, and she had to live with her grandparents outside Albemarle. Pickler and her mother never talked to each other much, but she got custody in her father’s absence. During the time Pickler lived with her mother, she was abused mentally and physically by her.
Kellie Picklers has a seven million dollar net worth, and she has been doing country singing all over America. She holds concerts that garner significant attention and earns about 300,000 dollars through ticket sales alone.