Kellie was born at Stanly Memorial Hospital in 1986. She graduated in 2004 from North Stanly High-School in London. Pickler was a cheerleader in her high school. She sang ‘On the side of Angels’ by Leann Rimes during her high school graduation.
She worked as a Carhop at a Sonic-Drive-In Franchise. In 2005 she made an appearance on the WSOC-TVs Charlotte contest and achieved the second position. At the age of 17, she participated in the Miss America circuit and won Miss Stanly County’s title.
In 2005, she auditioned for American Idol at the age of 19. She sang both ‘Since U Been Gone’ and ‘A Broken Wing’. Luckily judges send her to Hollywood. Recognized for her personality, and charm, she was compared to Jessica Simpson.
She was part of the American Idol Live for 3 months in various cities. During this period, she worked on her album in collaboration with top industry experts in the cities where she has gone for the tour.
Her mother left her at the age of 2. She came back when she was 10 for 2 years. At the age of 12, she returned her daughter to her paternal grandparents. On the same token, his father has a long journey of breaking the laws and serving a prison. He is charged and arrested for serving marijuana. He unexpectedly died on 16 September 2019 at the age of 54.
Kellie has released 4 studio albums and 13 singles. She has also released 11 accompanying music videos. Her debut album Small Town Girl was released in October 2006 and has been certified gold by the RIAA for U.S. sales of 5,00,000 copies.
Her second album is ‘Don’t U know U are Beautiful’. Her third studio album ‘100 Proof ‘was released on 24 January 2012 and produced two low charting singles. The album ‘The Woman I Am’ was her lowest charting record on the Billboard Country album chart but topped the Independent Albums Chart.