Finished sixth place on the fifth season of American Idol and found her voice as a country singer during the competition. Her popular singles include "Don't You Know You're Beautiful," "Best Days of Your Life" and "Things That Never Cross a Man's Mind." She won the 16th season of Dancing with the Stars alongside her partner Derek Hough.
She was raised by her grandparents and was a Cheerleader and beauty queen when she was in high school.
Her debut country album, Small Town Girl, went gold. In 2017, she landed her own talk show called Pickler & Ben with Ben Aaron.
She married Kyle Jacobs on January 1, 2011.
She finished behind fourth place finisher Chris Daughtry on the fifth season of American Idol.