Kellie Pickler – Kellie Dawn Pickler (born June 28, 1986) is an American country music artist and a television personality. Pickler gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of American Idol and finished in sixth place. In 2006, she signed to 19 Recordings and BNA Records as a recording artist. Her debut album, Small Town Girl, was released later that year.
On May 21, 2013, Pickler and her partner, Derek Hough, were declared the winners of the 16th season of Dancing with the Stars. In 2016, she was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. In September 2017, she began to host a daytime talk show, Pickler & Ben with comedian Ben Aaron.