Kellie Pickler remembers her American Idol audition prefer it was yesterday.
At simply 19 years previous, the aspiring nation singer waited in line again in 2005 to sing Kelly Clarkson‘s “Since U Been Gone” and Martin McBride‘s “A Broken Wing” in entrance of judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson. With three sure votes, Kellie stated goodbye to her day job and hiya to her first airplane trip ever, which was headed to Los Angeles.
“I was roller-skating burgers out at Sonic and trying to figure out what am I gonna do with my life,” Kellie solely instructed E! News. “I got in line for Idol and it was obviously the rocket that launched my career, but it was God that was the fuel.”
More than 15 years after making the Top 6 on her season of American Idol, Kellie resides what she describes as a “blessed” life in Nashville. And as she begins internet hosting SiriusXM’s The Highway show, the 35-year-old singer is shortly reminding followers why they fell in love along with her greater than a decade in the past.
“I’m such a simple girl honestly,” she stated, noting she tries to be as genuine and current as attainable. “I love gardening. My friends call me the fifth unofficial Golden Girl. I’m that 104-year-old trapped in a 35-year-old body. I love puzzles. I love good conversations. I love to sit on the front porch in my rocking chair. I just like to be in good company.”