Kellie Pickler grew up immersed in country music in the small town of Albemarle, North Carolina with the words of Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton shaping her musical footing.At the age of 19, she gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of “American Idol.” In 2006, she signed with 19 Recordings/BNA Records and released her debut album, Small Town Girl, which has gone on to sell more than 900,000 copies worldwide and produce three hit singles: “Red High Heels,” “I Wonder,” and “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind.” She followed that in 2008 with her self- titled sophomore record, featuring country radio hits “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful,” “Best Days of Your Life” (co-written with Taylor Swift and her first Top 10), and “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You.” Having established herself as not only a powerful vocalist but also a songwriter, Pickler released her third studio album, 100 Proof, in 2011 to huge critical acclaim. 1 Country Album of The Year by Rolling Stone and was listed on “Best of 2012” lists by Washington Post, Rhapsody, AOL’s The Boot and more.She returned to “American Idol” twice in 2016: in February she mentored two of the Top 24 finalists, and in April she performed on the series finale.Her CMT docu-comedy series “I Love Kellie Pickler” which co-stars her husband, songwriter/producer Kyle Jacobs, debuted in November 2015, propelling the network to its highest premiere with adults since 2012 and women since 2008.
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Fans are invited to join a taping by requesting tickets through the show\u2019s\u00a0website Pickler & Ben\u201d is produced by Grammy Award-winning superstar Faith Hill; co-founder of Happy Street Entertainment, Lisa Erspamer; and president and CEO of Sandbox Entertainment Jason Owen; in partnership with The E. Myers, FL\r\n WVLT Knoxville, TN\r\n KSCW Wichita, KS\r\n WGBA* Green Bay, WI\r\n KHBS Ft.
Smith, AR\r\n KIVI* Boise, ID\r\n KTTW Sioux Falls, SD\r\n WSYM* Lansing, MI\r\n KERO* Bakersfield, CA\r\n KAQY Monroe, LA\r\n KESQ Palm Springs, CA\r\n KNBN Rapid City, SD\r\n WOAY Bluefield-Beckley-Oak Hill, WV\r\n KJTL Wichita Falls-Lawton, TX\r\n\r\n\u00a0first gained fame at the age of 19 as a contestant on the fifth season of \u201c American Idol.\u201d\u00a0She has gone on to release four critically acclaimed albums, including her Gold-certified debut\u00a0\u201c Small Town Girl\u201d\u00a0as well as \u201c100 Proof,\u201d which\u00a0Rolling Stone\u00a0named the Best Country Album of 2011.
Most recently, Lisa is the co-founder of Happy Street Entertainment, a television, film, digital production and entertainment consulting company.
Happy Street will debut the feature documentary on Whitney Houston worldwide in 2018.\r\n\r\n Jason Owen\u00a0is the CEO of Sandbox Entertainment, a full-service management and entertainment company that represents award-winning country artists including international star\u00a0Faith Hill, Grammy Award-winning acts\u00a0Little Big Town\u00a0and\u00a0Kacey Musgraves, and breakout groups Dan Shay and Midland, as well as the luxury resort Blackberry Farm, the town of Wilson, Arkansas, and the estates of\u00a0Johnny Cashand\u00a0Hank Williams, Sr.