It was a harsh childhood for Pickler because her father struggled with addiction for drugs and alcohol while her mother left her when she was only two.
Morton returned to take her custody for a couple of years, but Pickler admitted that it was not all well.
Pickler received songwriter award at 2007 ASCAP Awards for co-writing "Red High Heels".
She made a memorable performance at the 2007 CMA Awards when singing "I Wonder", a song about her difficult relationship with her mother.
The court eventually handed Pickler to her grandparents when she was 12 and Morton did not show up for the hearing.
When opposite signs get together it’s often all or nothing at all — there’s not a lot of middle ground in the relationship.
She was born Kellie Dawn Pickler on June 28, 1986 at Stanly Memorial Hospital in Albemarle to Cynthia Morton and Clyde Raymond Pickler.
Her mother was only 16 when she was pregnant with her.
“Kid Rock is a Capricorn, just like you, and he probably finds Cancer women quite fascinating.
It’s one of those ‘opposites attract’ scenarios.” He went on to mention that Kid Rock’s previous marriage was also to a Cancer woman, Pamela Anderson.