At simply 19 years outdated, the aspiring nation singer waited in line again in 2005 to sing Kelly Clarkson‘s “Since U Been Gone” and Martin McBride’s “A Damaged Wing” in entrance of judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson. With three sure votes, Kellie mentioned goodbye to her day job and whats up to her first airplane trip ever, which was headed to Los Angeles.
“I used to be roller-skating burgers out at Sonic and attempting to determine what am I gonna do with my life,” Kellie solely advised E! Information. “I acquired in line for Idol and it was clearly the rocket that launched my profession, nevertheless it was God that was the gasoline.”
Greater than 15 years after making the High 6 on her season of American Idol, Kellie resides what she describes as a “blessed” life in Nashville. And as she begins internet hosting SiriusXM’s The Freeway show, the 35-year-old singer is shortly reminding followers why they fell in love along with her greater than a decade in the past.
“I am such a easy woman actually,” she mentioned, noting she tries to be as genuine and current as potential. “I really like gardening. My pals name me the fifth unofficial Golden Lady. I am that 104-year-old trapped in a 35-year-old physique. I really like puzzles. I really like good conversations. I really like to take a seat on the entrance porch in my rocking chair. I similar to to be in good firm.”