Former "American Idol" contestant and America's sweetheart, Kellie Pickler captured viewers and fans with her pure voice and quirky personality. Roughly one year after the airing of the show, Pickler had already been signed with a recording company and was taking the country music industry by storm!
However, it was her emotional performance at the 2007 CMAs that showed audience members and fans a new side to this seemingly southern goofball. Performing her hit song "I Wonder", Pickler took her audience through her mother-missing childhood, lamenting of all the vacant memories and opportunities taken from her in light of her mother's abandonment at Kellie's very young age.
"I think about how it ain't fair.
That you weren't there to braid my hair
Like mothers do.
You weren't around to cheer me on,
Help me dress for my high school prom."
A heartbroken Pickler ultimately breaks down near the final chorus, sobbing through her lyrics as fans clap and offer cheers of encouragement for the courageous singer.
Pickler concludes her performance with "I'm in Tennessee", sending her audience into a booming applause!
Since that emotional moment, Pickler's mother has since attempted to reach out to Kellie, specifically through public media outlets. Her mother, known as Cynthia Morton, has used this opportunity to, as she claims, speak out against domestic violence, what she openly blames for the lost connection to her daughter. However, Pickler has made it very clear that there are many riffs to be addressed and their relationship has not seemed to develop since.
You can view Pickler's emotional moment below!
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