Kellie Pickler (born Kellie Dawn Pickler June 28, 1986) is an American country music artist. She finished sixth on the fifth season of the Fox television series American Idol. In 2006, she signed to BNA Records as a recording artist, releasing her debut album Small Town Girl late that year. The album, which was certified gold by the RIAA, produced three singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts: "Red High Heels" at #15, "I Wonder" at #14, and "Things That Never Cross a Man's Mind" at #16. A fourth single, "Don't You Know You're Beautiful", was released in mid-2008 as the first single from her forthcoming, self-titled second album.
Pickler was born at Stanly Memorial Hospital in Albemarle, North Carolina, to Cynthia Morton and Clyde "Bo" Pickler, Jr. Her mother was 18 years old when she gave birth to her, and relinquished custodial rights to Pickler when she was two years old.