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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 coutry 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. The ablum was named the No. 1 Country Album of The Year by Rollying Stone and was listed on «Best of 2012» lists by Washington Post, Rhapsody, AOL's The Boot and more.