Kellie Pickler rose to fame on season five of 'American Idol,' where she placed sixth. Though she didn't win the competition, her skills nabbed her deals with 19 Records and BNA Records and launched her country music career. Pickler's debut album, "Small Town Girl," spawned three singles that hit the Top 12 on the Hot Country Songs charts.
The singer and her husband, songwriter Kyle Jacobs, married in 2011 and chronicled their relationship on the CMT reality show, I Love Kellie Pickler. Pickler and Jacobs were also co-writers on a number of hit country songs, including Garth Brooks' 2007 No. 1 single, "More Than a Memory," and Tim McGraw's song, "Still."
In 2023, Pickler left her role as the midday host of SiriusXM's The Highway for personal reasons. Since then, the country star hasn't released any new music. Fans have been wondering what happened to kellie pickler and if she'll make a comeback anytime soon.
Pickler hasn't made a formal statement about her husband's death, but other country stars have paid tribute to him. Lee Brice, who collaborated with Jacobs on his 2014 album, "Save the Roses," referred to him as one of the best people anyone could ever hope for in their corner. If you or someone you know is struggling, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 9-8-8. The hotline provides free, confidential support 24 hours a day. It also offers free, anonymous chat and text services.