Kellie Pickler was 18 years old when she began her singing career and the growth of the Kellie Pickler Net Worth. We were first introduced to this lovable star in Season 5 of American Idols and she has gone on to make herself known by sharing her not just her popular country music but her incredible dancing talent in Dancing With the Stars.
Kellie Pickler Net Worth: $1, 5 Million
Kellie Pickler was born in Albemarle, North Carolina, in 1986. Kellie’s childhood was no fairytale. Her mother left when Kellie was only 2 years old then suddenly returned and took custody of the young and confused Kellie. Her father wasn’t exactly a pillar of strength or role model as he was in and out of prison all the time. Luckily she had her incredible grandparents to count on, they took her in when she was 12 years old and raised her. She is eternally grateful of their love and support and they have both been huge influences in her life.
School Girl Turned American Idol
The sexy southern bell graduated from high school in 2004 and jumped right into her singing career. In 2005, when Kellie Pickler was 19 years old, she auditioned for the 5th season of American Idols. American Idols has been responsible for starting the careers of many musical artists. Among those that won the competition and have made a career in music for themselves are, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia Barrino and Jordin Sparks.
Largely due to her idols success and fame she signed a record deal in 2006 with 19 Records and BNA records. Shortly following was her debut album released in the same year, titled Small Town Girl. The album did really well on the charts. In 2008 she released a self-entitled album, Kellie Pickler. On her second album she co-wrote a song with another beloved artist, Taylor Swift. In 2013 she released anther album called The Woman I Am.
Simon Cowell Give Kelly the Thumbs Up
Several non winning contestants have gone extremely far due to idols exposure and success in various rounds, such as Kellie and Adam Lambert. Her outstanding performances and intelligent song choices got her through to the top 6. The often tough, cold and critical Simon Cowell was very fond of Kellie and believed that she was better than previous winner, singer and song writer, Carrie Underwood. Talk about a huge compliment!
Kellie Pickler owes American Idols for starting her career, that and of course her outstanding talent. The country singer is on the list of Idols contestants who have sold the most records, ranking 11th with album sales at 2 057 000. Right in front of Kellie is the singer and performer, Adam Lambert, with 2 115 000 albums sold.
Kellie Pickler Marries Kyle Jacobs
Kellie married the love of her life, Kyle Jacobs, on the 1st of January 2011. The lovebirds got married in an intimate and private ceremony in the Caribbean. I would get married there too, beautiful beaches, the sunshine and of course there’s always that dream of spotting Johnny Depp running across the beach. Kyle Jacobs is an American country singer and songwriter. Her talented husband is also skilled at playing the piano and guitar. What a power couple! He definitely isn’t just a pretty face.
The couple co-star in a reality television show called I Love Kellie Pickler. The show is on the network CMT and it received the highest ratings for a series premiere. The show is about their life together and first aired in 2015. The couple stay in Nashville together in a beautiful home. When watching the television show it is clear that the couple are down to earth. Kellie absolutely loves animals “little critters” as she puts them. The Kellie Pickler net worth is sure to increase with the further success of her television show. The show will definitely keep you entertained and is sure to give you a laugh.
Kellie Pickler’s Heart of Gold
Kellie Pickler has a heart of gold and is involved in St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Kellie helps raise money for the hospital and regularly takes time out to visit the children. In 2012 Kellie’s best friend, Summer Miller, was diagnosed with breast cancer, a subject now very dear to the singer’s heart. In support of her friend she shaved all her beautiful blonde hair off. And do you know what? She was still absolutely beautiful. It is as if her love and kindness radiates through her creating absolute beauty. She didn’t just shave her head but raised awareness for the cause and started fundraisers.
In 2007 she appeared in the television show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? to support the charities of her choice, The American Red Cross and the AARP’s Grand Parenting Programme.
It’s so refreshing to see that Kellie is more about helping others and helping charities than she is about her luxurious and lavish lifestyle that so often consumes celebrities.
This lovely lady has a wonderful sense of humor. In interviews on the Ellen Show she continuously has Ellen Degeneres and the audience in stitches. Kelly has appeared on the show numerous times, once dressed up as the infamous country singer Dolly Parton and keeping in theme with her fun approach to life.
Dance Like No One is Watching
Singer, philanthropist, performer, wonderful friend and dancer to boot, this lovely lady is full of talent. The television show, Dancing with the Stars had us fall even more in love with her. The show teams a celebrity up with a professional dancer and they go on to perform their choreographed routine in front of an audience and panel of judges. Kellie Pickler paired up with professional dancer, Derek Hough. This power team were the deserving winners of season 16 of Dancing with the Stars. Her husband was even brought to tears! Talk about supporting your wife!
If Kellie isn’t inspiring enough, let’s add another facet to her diverse talents. She collaborated with Opry Store to create her own home line called Selma Drye. Kellie turns 30 this year in July , impressive to look on and see what she has already accomplished!
When people talk about someone being the ‘full package’, Kellie Pickler sure is a prime example. Beauty, kindness and her amazing talent are sure to bring nothing but success. We look forward to what the future holds for this country star. She may not be the celebrity with the highest net worth but she definitely is one with the biggest heart.
Born: 28 July, 1986