Allison is married to Dave and is one of the only people in the group with a day job. Kellie loves Allison for her competitive nature and fun-loving spirit. Allison is always game to try something new. She’s also the first person Kellie runs to when she’s faced with her nemesis: technology.
Andi is one of Kellie’s very best friends. She’s also married to Ken. Andi’s got a green thumb and a DIY spirit that always gets Kellie excited, whether its planting a garden or adopting chickens. Andi hails from Canada, making her somewhat of an exotic foreigner to Kellie.
Nashville based Caroline Hobby began her career in the country music trio Stealing Angels in 2007. During that time she performed, collaborated, and built relationships with some of the biggest stars in the industry. In 2012 Stealing Angels parted ways but Caroline’s love for music, entertainment and adventure only kept growing. Caroline's adventurous spirit was put to the test when she participated on the Emmy Award winning program “The Amazing Race” Season 22, with her former band mate, Jennifer Wayne.
Caroline also hosts a Podcast called HYPER CAROLINE HOBBY that spotlights artists, behind the scenes powerhouses, mega-hit songwriters, athletes and the most interesting people in the entertainment industry. Recent podcast guests include Darius Rucker, A Thousand Horses, Old Dominion, LIT and Who Is Fancy. HYPER CAROLINE HOBBY is available on iTunes and Soundcloud.
Dave plays guitar in Kellie’s band. Despite Dave’s rock star look, he’s a little more neurotic than you’d think, something Kellie thinks is endlessly hilarious. Even though the two couldn’t be more different, they have a blast together.
Singer/guitarist Jennifer Wayne, a California native, is a Garth Brooks lover so dedicated to country music she gave up a pro tennis career to write songs in Nashville (like Eric Paslay’s “She Don’t Love You”), and happens to be the granddaughter of Hollywood legend John Wayne. She also competed on The Amazing Race.
Kellie Pickler grew up immersed in country music in the small town of Albemarle, North Carolina with the words of Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton shaping her musical footing.
At the age of 19, she gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of American Idol. Having established herself as not only a powerful vocalist but also a songwriter, Pickler released her third studio album, 100 Proof, in 2011 to huge critical acclaim. The album was named the No. 1 Country Album of The Year by Rolling Stone.
In spring of 2013, Pickler partnered with dance coach Derek Hough and won the Mirror Ball Trophy on Dancing with the Stars. In 2013, Pickler released her fourth album, The Woman I Am, on her new label home, Black River Entertainment.
Pickler is also an avid supporter of the U.S. military, having recently completed her eighth USO Tour in December 2014.
Ken’s been playing music with Kyle for years. His songwriting skills are matched only by his cooking skills and hilarious Southern wisdom. Ken’s also the first person Kyle goes to for advice when life or wife get a little crazy.
Kyle Jacobs moved to Nashville from Minneapolis in 2000. He achieved his first significant success as a songwriter in 2003 with Kimberly Locke's Top 10 Adult Contemporary hit single "8th World Wonder."
In 2007, Kyle co-wrote “More Than A Memory” with Lee Brice and Billy Montana. The song was recorded by Garth Brooks and became the first song ever to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, making country music history. Kyle also co-wrote Tim McGraw’s Top Ten hit “Still” and Eli Young Band’s Top Ten hit “Dust,” and has had two songs featured in the ABC television series “Nashville.” In addition, Kyle produced three No. 1 singles for Lee Brice: “Hard to Love,” “I Drive Your Truck,” and “Drinking Class.”
Kyle and his wife, Kellie Picker, has written a new Christmas song, “My Christmas Caroline,” which Kellie recorded and Kyle co-produced. The song will be available for purchase at iTunes and other online retailers.
A staff writer for Curb Music since 2003, Kyle’s songs have been recorded by Trace Adkins, Gary Allan, Lee Brice, Garth Brooks, Jason Michael Carroll, Kelly Clarkson, Eli Young Band, Josh Kelley, Kimberly Locke, Scotty McCreery, Tim McGraw, Jo Dee Messina, Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler, George Strait, Thompson Square, Randy Travis, Clay Walker, James Wesley, and many others. Kyle frequently collaborates with many of the industry's top songwriters and artists including Joe Leathers, Phillip Lammonds, Vicky McGehee, Billy Montana, David Nail, Darius Rucker, Rachel Thibodeau, and Wynonna. He writes on piano and guitar and is an accomplished vocalist.