Kellie Pickler was born and raised in North Carolina and now calls Nashville home. She first won hearts and gained national attention as a top finalist on American Idol at the age of 19. Kellie has released four albums – Gold-certified Small Town Girl, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and was the best-selling debut by a solo country female that year; Kellie Pickler, which also debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and featured her first Top Ten Hit and the Platinum-certified single “Best Days of Your Life”; 100 Proof, named the No. 1 Country Album of the Year by Rolling Stone; and The Woman I Am, of which Newsday wrote, “Pickler shows how the next phase of her career may be bigger than she ever dreamed.”
Her CMT docu-comedy series I Love Kellie Pickler debuted in November 2015, propelling the network to its highest premiere since 2012. After three successful seasons, the series was retired so that Kellie could focus on her daytime show Pickler & Ben, which premiered in September 2017 as the highest-rated syndicated talk show of the season. Pickler & Ben has been nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards and will premiere its second season on September 17, 2018.
Later this year, Kellie will star in a Hallmark Channel movie “Christmas at Graceland” where she plays a finance executive who rediscovers her passion and talent for singing. For the film, Kellie recorded and will perform beloved Christmas songs including “Silent Night,” “Silver Bells,” “First Noel,” “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” “Joy To The World” and “O Come All Ye Faithful.”
Pickler is a Dancing With The Stars champion and an avid supporter of our servicemen and women. She has completed 11 USO Tours, performing for those serving abroad.