Another country singer is headed to the alter. Kellie Pickler is getting married. She announced yesterday that she is engaged to her boyfriend, Nashville songwriter, Kyle Jacobs.
Almost a year ago (June 28, 2009), I put up an article called “Rumor has it – Kellie Pickler and Kid Rock are dating.” Apparently that all started with an article in the San Francisco Chronicle that said the two were “secretly dating.” Other than a few bloggers, I really don’t think anyone paid much attention to it. I even made sure I mentioned in that article that Kellie and Kyle were dating, and that when she “tweeted” happy birthday to him – she called him “Love.” (If you missed that article, you can read it here.)
Kyle proposed to Kellie on June 15. A day Kellie says is usually a sad day for her, because it was her late grandmother’s birthday. With Kyle asking her to marry him on that day, Kellie told People Magazine, “I remember saying to Kyle, ‘Baby it’s like I’m dreaming — but if this isn’t real, I’m going to be very upset!’"
Kellie and Kyle met shortly after the singer’s breakup with Nashville Predators player, Jordin Tootoo, in 2007. Kellie says that Kyle’s love quickly took away the fear of getting married and gave her confidence in being herself. "He makes me feel so, so great about myself," Kellie tells The Boot. "I feel so beautiful when I’m with him. He always tells me he likes me better with no makeup on and sweatpants. He makes me feel the most beautiful when I’m with him. As long as I’m healthy, then he is fine with whatever I wear."
Among Kyle’s writing credits are Garth Brooks’ “More Than A Memory,” and Tim McGraw’s new single, “Still.” Kyle co-wrote both of those songs. ‘ "He is very talented," Kellie gushed to The Boot about her future groom. "I have so much faith and belief in him. I think he’s going to be around for a long time in the songwriting industry."
Kellie and Kyle co-wrote several of the songs on her new self-titled album.
Congratulations, Kellie and Kyle. Blake and Miranda, Carrie and Mike, now Kellie and Kyle … we have definitely got some wedding pictures to look forward to!
Talk to you all tomorrow!