Kellie Pickler Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Martha Martins
Feb 08, 2024 By Martha Martins
Originally Published on Dec 06, 2023
Meet the country singer, Kellie Pickler, and know about her hit singles and personal life.
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About Kellie Pickler

Kellie Pickler is an American country singer, songwriter, actress, and TV personality. She first gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of 'American Idol', where she finished in sixth place.

Following her stint on 'American Idol', Pickler signed with 19 Recordings and released her debut album, 'Small Town Girl', in 2006, which sold over 900,000 copies worldwide and produced three hit singles. Her second album, 'Kellie Pickler', released in 2008, featured several country radio hits. Her third studio album, '100 Proof', released in 2011, was named the No. 1 Country Album Of The Year by Rolling Stone.

In 2013, Pickler won the Mirror Ball Trophy on 'Dancing With The Stars'. She also starred in the CMT docu-comedy series 'I Love Kellie Pickler', which debuted in 2015 and was a hit with audiences. Throughout her career, Pickler has made guest appearances on various television shows, further establishing her as a beloved television personality.

Kellie Pickler: Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Kellie Pickler's net worth?

Kellie Pickler has a net worth of approximately $4 million as of 2023.

How much does Kellie Pickler earn per year?

Kellie Pickler's annual earnings are estimated to be around $500,000 as of 2023.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Kellie Pickler?

Kellie Pickler stands at a height of 5 ft 2 in (157 cm).

How old is Kellie Pickler?

Kellie Pickler was born on June 28, 1986. As of November 2023, she is 37 years old.

Childhood And Education

Kellie Dawn Pickler was born in Albemarle, North Carolina, to Cynthia Morton and Clyde Raymond Pickler Jr. Her mother left when she was two, and her father struggled with addiction, leading to a challenging childhood.

Pickler's mother returned for a couple of years, but the court eventually placed Pickler with her grandparents when she was 12. Her grandparents, particularly her grandmother Faye Pickler, became significant influences in her life. She has a half-sister, Courtney, and two half-brothers, Eric and Michael.

Pickler attended North Stanly High School in New London, North Carolina, where she was a cheerleader and beauty queen. She graduated in 2004. During her high school years, she began participating in beauty pageants, winning Miss Stanly County at age 17. However, she dropped out of a competition to focus on her studies and work as a waiter at a Sonic Drive-In franchise in 2005.

Despite the hardships, Pickler's childhood was marked by her love for music and her determination to showcase her talents. Her participation in beauty pageants was primarily to get opportunities to sing. She gained national attention as a contestant on the fifth season of 'American Idol' in 2006, where she finished in sixth place.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Kellie Pickler’s partner?

Kellie Pickler's partner was the producer and songwriter, Kyle Jacobs. The couple began dating in 2008 and got married on January 1, 2011. Jacobs was known for writing songs for various artists, including Garth Brooks, Trace Adkins, and Clay Walker, and producing several hits for Lee Brice. Kyle Jacobs and Kellie Pickler starred together in the reality show 'I Love Kellie Pickler'. Jacobs died in their home in Nashville, Tennessee, on February 17, 2023.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Kellie Pickler is famous as an American country music singer, songwriter, and television personality who first gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of 'American Idol', where she finished in sixth place.

After 'American Idol', Pickler signed with 19 Recordings and released her debut album, 'Small Town Girl', in 2006, which sold over 900,000 copies worldwide and produced three hit singles. The singles, 'Red High Heels', 'I Wonder', and 'Things That Never Cross A Man's Mind', landed on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart. The album itself reached number one on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.

In 2008, Pickler released her self-titled sophomore record, which included the hit 'Best Days Of Your Life', co-written with Taylor Swift. Her third studio album, '100 Proof', released in 2011, was critically acclaimed and named the No. 1 Country Album Of The Year by Rolling Stone. In 2013, she won the Mirror Ball Trophy on 'Dancing With The Stars', partnering with dance coach Derek Hough. That same year, she released her fourth album, 'The Woman I Am', with Black River Entertainment.

Throughout her career, Pickler has made guest appearances on various television shows such as 'Celebrity Family Feud', 'Fox & Friends', and 'Good Morning America'. She has also acted in the movie 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk'.

Charity Work

Kellie Pickler has been involved in several charitable efforts. She performed in benefit concerts to restore the NFL Youth Education Towns Boys & Girls Club Of New Orleans, affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2006, and supported the United Service Organization (USO). She regularly visits and supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. In 2007, Pickler participated in an online auction for the Kiss For A Cause Foundation, aiding orphaned and abandoned children.

Pickler has contributed to numerous charities like the American Association Of Retired Persons, Boys & Girls Clubs Of America, CHOC Children's, Friends Of Scotland, Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation, Musicians On Call, Paralyzed Veterans Of America, Race To Erase MS, Red Cross, Soles4Souls, United Service Organization (USO), and the Wounded Warrior Project.

In 2012, she collaborated with the ConAgra Foods Foundation Hunger-Free Summer program, volunteering at Nashville's Second Harvest Food Bank Of Middle Tennessee. She advocates for the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative to increase lung cancer awareness, motivated by her grandmother's battle with the disease.

Her support for the military includes visits to Afghanistan and Iraq, and she is the recipient of the inaugural Operation Troop Aid Chris Kyle Patriot Award for her service.

What awards has Kellie Pickler won?

For 'Red High Heels', Kellie Pickler received a Songwriter Award at the ASCAP Awards in Nashville, Tennessee. 'I Wonder' won three CMT Music Awards in 2008: Breakthrough Video Of The Year, Tearjerker Video Of The Year, and Performance Of The Year at the 2007 CMA Awards. It also won Pickler a Songwriter award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.

Other Interesting Kellie Pickler Facts And Trivia

  • Kellie Pickler met her long-term idol and influence, Dolly Parton, in 2007.
  • Pickler performed for the troops during USO tours in 2007, 2008, and 2010 and won $25,000 for USO on a 2016 episode of 'Celebrity Family Feud'.
  • Kellie Pickler's zodiac sign is Cancer.
  • On May 6, 2006, she visited her hometown, Albemarle, North Carolina, for a parade and to reunite with her father. The mayor of Albemarle awarded her a key to the city and declared the day as 'Kellie Pickler Day'.

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Kellie Pickler Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Kellie Dawn Pickler

Date of Birth

1986-06-28

Nationality

American

Place of Birth

Albemarle

Age

Height

157 cm

Eye Color

Hazel

Child Star?

No

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Actress, TV Personality

Education

North Stanly High School

Net Worth

4000000

Partner

Kyle Jacobs

Parents

Cynthia Morton, Clyde Raymond Pickler Jr.

Siblings

Courtney, Eric, Michael

Annual Earnings

500000
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Written by Martha Martins

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics

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Martha MartinsBachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics

Martha is a full-time creative writer, content strategist, and aspiring screenwriter who communicates complex thoughts and ideas effectively. She has completed her Bachelor's in Linguistics from Nasarawa State University. As an enthusiast of public relations and communication, Martha is well-prepared to substantially impact your organization as your next content writer and strategist. Her dedication to her craft and commitment to delivering high-quality work enables her to create compelling content that resonates with audiences.

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