What Country Star Was in a Hallmark Movie?

If you are a fan of Hallmark Channel, then you must have noticed some familiar faces making appearances in the network’s signature romantic comedies. Recently, one such face that caught the attention of country music fans was that of country star Kellie Pickler.

Yes, you read it right! Kellie Pickler, the American Idol alumna turned Country music sensation, made her Hallmark debut in 2018 with the movie “Christmas At Graceland,” co-starring opposite Wes Brown.

Who is Kellie Pickler?

Before we discuss Kellie Pickler’s Hallmark movie debut, let’s take a moment to get to know her. Kellie Dawn Pickler was born on June 28, 1986, in Albemarle, North Carolina.

She rose to fame as a contestant on the fifth season of American Idol and eventually signed with BNA Records in Nashville. Her debut album “Small Town Girl” was released in 2006 and quickly went Gold. Since then, she has released several chart-topping albums and singles and won multiple awards for her music.

Kellie Pickler’s Role in “Christmas At Graceland”

“Christmas at Graceland” follows Laurel (Kellie Pickler), a Chicago-based business executive who travels to Memphis to close a deal that would make her company the new owner of Graceland. Along the way, she reunites with Clay (Wes Brown), an old flame who is now running a local tour company. As they work together to plan an annual Christmas celebration at Graceland, Laurel and Clay find themselves falling for each other all over again.

Why did Kellie Pickler choose Hallmark?

When asked about her decision to join Hallmark’s roster of leading ladies and gentlemen during an interview with Forbes magazine in 2018, Kellie said, “I love Hallmark movies. They’re so wholesome and heartwarming, and they make you feel good.

I’m all about that.” She also added that the opportunity to film in Memphis, where Elvis Presley’s Graceland is located, was a dream come true for her.


Kellie Pickler’s appearance in “Christmas at Graceland” was a pleasant surprise for her fans and country music lovers alike. Her charming performance as Laurel won the hearts of Hallmark viewers, and we hope to see more of her in future Hallmark movies. As one of the most successful female country artists of our time, Kellie Pickler has shown that she can excel in any field she chooses to pursue.