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Singer Kellie Pickler appeared on American Idol in 2006 and has since released several hit country albums, including Small Town Girl and 100 Proof.
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The album included her first Top 10 country hit, "Best Days of Your Life," which Pickler co-wrote with Taylor Swift.
Pickler also seemed to be thriving in her personal life around this time. In 2010, she became engaged to songwriter Kyle Jacobs. The pair tied the knot in a small, intimate ceremony in the Caribbean on January 1, 2011. Later that year, Pickler received much praise for her latest release,
100 Proof. The album topped the country charts and spawned several hits, including the title track and "Tough."
In late 2012, Pickler made headlines for shearing off her long, blonde locks. She shaved her head to show support for her best friend, Summer Miller, who was about to begin treatment for breast cancer. Pickler then revealed yet another side of herself, becoming a contestant on season 16 of Dancing with the Stars, where she and partner Derek Hough wowed the judges with their dance routines. She and Hough won the competition, beating out actress Zendaya Coleman, Olympic athlete Aly Raisman and football star Jacoby Jones in the finals in May 2013.
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