Kellie Pickler

If You Think These CMA Stars Look Amazing From the Back, Wait 'Til You See the Front!

Nov/06/2013 at 09:10 PM ET

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We can always count on the ladies of country music to bring the glamour. No understated LBDs here — instead, the CMA Awards red carpet saw ballgowns, sequins, sparkles, tulle and big hair galore. And three of our favorite ladies ensured that we had a fabulous 360° view so we could appreciate their gowns coming and going.

Taylor Swift‘s Elie Saab gown is all high-drama from the front and sultry open back when she turns around. Kellie Pickler, on the other hand, delivers an eyeful from all angles — her black Georges Chakra Couture bustier dress is all dangerous curves. And Miranda Lambert shows off her super-svelte shape in a blue sequin number with tiger-stripe like detailing on the front and a criss-cross open back.

So yeah, these dresses look gorgeous from behind — and you haven’t even seen the front view yet. Check out our gallery of 14 CMA gowns you just can’t miss and let us know who your favorite is below!

–Alex Apatoff

All the Scoop on Kellie Pickler's CMT Awards Gown (Like Why She Almost Didn't Wear It!)

Jun/06/2013 at 11:09 AM ET

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When Kellie Pickler hit the red carpet at the CMT Music Awards in a sexy body-hugging sequined number, everyone stopped to stare. But it turns out, the world almost missed out on seeing the stunning Jean Fares creation. And it’s all because of Dancing With the Stars.

Let us explain: Pickler revealed to PEOPLE at the awards show Wednesday night that she had planned to sport the gown to the ACM Awards back on May 17. “I didn’t know it at the time I picked out this dress to wear [to the ACMs] that I was going to go on Dancing With the Stars.”


Since she couldn’t miss her DWTS appearance (and it’s a good thing she didn’t, considering she went on to win the mirror ball), the Jean Fares ended up sitting in her closet, unused. But when it came time to choose her ensemble for the CMTs, rather than going back to the drawing board, she said, “You know what? Let’s save the hassle of looking for anything. I want to wear that dress.”

Pickler gushed, “I love this dress. I don’t think I’ve worn anything like this. I love the color, I love the cut.” And despite what you might think of a fully sequined, floor-length, open-back gown, it was actually comfortable. “I can breathe in it,” she added. “It’s really stretchy material.”

She may be crazy about the gown, but that’s not the only reason she was grinning all night. Pickler also told us, “I’m just in a happy place right now. Regardless of what I’m wearing, I think I’d have a smile on my face.”

What do you think of the gown? Are you glad Pickler decided to break it out for the CMTs?

–Zoë Ruderman with reporting by Eileen Finan

Kellie Pickler Rocks Her Shaved Head on the CMAs Red Carpet

Nov/01/2012 at 08:45 PM ET

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What’s the buzz, Kellie?

The country starlet showed off her super-short ‘do on the CMAs red carpet in Nashville Thursday night, glamming up her look with an ice-blue Pamella Roland gown and Tacori diamond earrings.

“My sister is with child. Everybody wants to rub her belly,” Pickler told CMT when she arrived at the show. “And everybody wants to rub my head!”

Pickler shaved her head in early September to show support for a friend, Summer Holt Miller, who’d just been diagnosed with breast cancer.

“If this compels even one person to change their mentality toward waiting until the age of 40 for their mammogram, then it will be worth it,” she said at the time.

A recent update on Miller’s Caring Bridge website says she’s been dealing with the side effects of chemotherapy lately, but has also been “busy living and it feels great!” Pickler recently helped organize a breast cancer fundraiser in Nashville for her pal, and painted a pink breast cancer awareness ribbon with Summer’s name on it onto the side of her tour bus.

Thursday night, however, Pickler had lighter topics on her mind. When asked how she felt about people wanting to rub her hair, she replied, “I hope it brings somebody good luck.”

–Kate Hogan


Kellie Pickler Shaves Her Head in Support of Cancer-Fighting Friend

Sep/05/2012 at 10:45 AM ET

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Now this is friendship. Kellie Pickler appeared in a video clip on Good Morning America Wednesday sporting a very different look: a totally shaved head.

The country starlet buzzed off her blonde locks on Tuesday in support of her best friend, Summer Holt Miller, 36, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in June and is starting chemotherapy treatments on Thursday.

“Cancer does not discriminate,” Pickler said in a release. Added Miller, “If this compels even one person to change their mentality toward waiting until the age of 40 for their mammogram, then it will be worth it.”

Miller — who has a family history of breast cancer — has always been vigilant about self-exams, and asked her doctor for a mammogram when she felt something might be wrong. After doctors did find a tumor, the mother of two underwent a double mastectomy, and was declared cancer-free in August (her chemotherapy treatments will help ensure the cancer doesn’t come back).

Pickler called Tuesday a “life-changing day,” and Miller made the reasons for shaving her head clear on her Caring Bridge website. “I was told that it was mentally much easier to do it this way than to wake up with my hair on my pillow,” she wrote. “I’m really not that apprehensive about shaving my head. It is hair and it will grow back.” Catch a behind-the-scenes clip of the women shaving their heads on Tuesday hereWhat do you think of Pickler’s move? And leave your well-wishes for Miller in the comments below! 

–Kate Hogan

Scantily Clad Kellie Pickler Salutes the Troops

Jul/24/2012 at 10:30 AM ET

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Kellie Pickler is baring her, ahem, assets for Maxim‘s “Salute to the Military” issue.

The American Idol alum turned country star dons lingerie-inspired looks by the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier, Prada and Hervé Léger in the latest issue of the men’s magazine.

She also reveals something else: her tattoos! “My grandmother would be mortified if she knew I had these,” Pickler says. “She’s passed away now, but she would say, ‘Tattoos are the devil!’ So my first tattoo, of course, was my grandma’s name. I also have stars on my left arm for my USO tours, but I’m missing two.”

And though the singer is happily married, she shares some advice about dating a country girl. “We might be [trouble], but we can also con our way out of it,” she jokes. “A country girl can talk her way out of a ticket. Not that I’ve ever been pulled over …”

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Why Kellie Pickler Loves Going Glam — But Prefers to Be 'Just Kellie'

Jun/26/2012 at 10:30 AM ET

At any given country music event, it’s not unusual to see Kellie Pickler walking the red carpet in a glimmering gown and full makeup.

But the singing starlet — currently on the road to promote her album, 100 Proof, and celebrate her new partnership with Tone Body Wash — tells PEOPLE that sometimes it’s nicer to be dressed down at home.

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Kellie Pickler: My Husband Likes My Hair Long

Apr/12/2012 at 09:00 AM ET

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She’s rocking a shorter do these days, but Kellie Pickler admits she has reason to grow her hair.

“I had my hair really short,” she told reporters recently during a visit to American Idol in Los Angeles. She asked husband Kyle Jacobs, “‘Baby, should I grow my hair out?’ He goes, ‘Yeah, grow it out,'” she shared. “So he likes it long.”

However, the country starlet isn’t always one to listen to others. “He’s still stuck with me regardless,” she joked of possibly cutting her hair short anyway. “He doesn’t care. He’s like, ‘Shave your head if you want.'”

But while she may be adding some hair to her head in the months to come, it sounds like Pickler won’t be picking up any additional tattoos. “I was getting stars for all [my] USO tours,” she explained. “But I figured I’d done so many, I would look like the [American] flag.” Tell us: Do you style your hair for your significant other?

–Reporting by Jessica Wedemeyer



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