Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2006 BNA released Kellie Pickler's debut album, "Small Town Girl"?

It’s true!

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Kellie Pickler.

  • She won the 2004 Miss Stanly County Pageant and moved on to the Miss North Carolina Pageant, becoming its youngest competitor at age 17.
  • She was a roller-skating waitress at a Sonic restaurant when she auditioned for Season 5 of American Idol.
  • She had never flown in a plane until her trip to Hollywood to appear on American Idol.
  • Upon her return home to Albermarle, NC, in May 2006, she was greeted by thousands of well-wishers, including her estranged father, ex-con Clyde "Bo" Pickler.
  • She was a bridesmaid at Katharine McPhee's February 2, 2008 wedding to Nick Cokas.