Kellie Pickler made a poignant comeback to the stage, marking one year since the passing of her husband, producer, and songwriter Kyle Jacobs.

On Monday, April 22, Pickler graced the stage at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium for the Walkin’ After Midnight: The Music of Patsy Cline concert, where she performed alongside other notable stars.

As she stepped up to the microphone, Pickler was greeted with a warm round of applause from her devoted fans.

Kellie Pickler performs onstage during Walkin' After Midnight: The Music Of Patsy Cline on April 22, 2024, in Nashville, TN.Jason Kempin / Getty Images

"I'd be dishonest if I said I wasn't feeling incredibly nervous at this moment," she shared with the audience just before beginning her performance. "It's been quite some time since I've been up on stage. However, I must express my immense gratitude for being given the opportunity to pay tribute to Ms. Patsy Cline. She has played a significant role in my love for music."

Pickler elaborated that the song she was about to perform, titled “The Woman I Am,” was co-written with her late husband "more than a decade ago."

While gazing out into the audience, Pickler reminisced about the last time she was at the Ryman Auditorium with her husband.

“I believe he’s here with us tonight,” she mentioned, acknowledging his presence.

Among the performers who graced the stage that evening were Sara Evans, Ashley McBryde, Mickey Guyton, Wynonna Judd, Kristin Chenoweth, Rita Wilson, Crystal Gayle, Pat Benatar, and Neil Giraldo, according to Entertainment Weekly.

On February 17, 2023, Jacobs was tragically discovered deceased at their residence. A representative from the Davidson County Medical Examiner's office confirmed to E! News that Jacobs had passed away by suicide.

Jacobs and the “American Idol” alum wed in 2011 and shared the spotlight in their reality show, “I Love Kellie Pickler,” which aired from 2015 to 2017.

In August 2023, Pickler addressed her husband's passing in a statement to The Tennessean. She mentioned his upcoming memorial service, scheduled for the fall.

During her statement, Pickler reflected on her husband's advice, encouraging her to “do nothing, just be still,” when uncertain about what to do.

She expressed gratitude towards “family, friends, and supporters” for their messages of encouragement.

“The outpouring of support has touched my heart and is helping me navigate through this dark time. As many of you have shared, you are all in my thoughts and prayers,” she expressed.

Pickler's team did not provide a response to's request for comment.

Jacobs and Pickler on Aug. 23, 2016 in New York City.Mireya Acierto / FilmMagic

In August 2016, the dynamic country music duo made an appearance on TODAY to promote their reality television series and expressed gratitude for the strong support system and friendships surrounding them.

“We feel incredibly fortunate to have such a solid support network and amazing friends,” Pickler shared during the interview.

Jacobs chimed in, emphasizing that their show was all about enjoying life and having fun.

“It's about love, laughter, and creating joyful moments,” he added.

During the conversation, Jacobs also candidly discussed the challenges of being on-camera, noting that his background as a singer, songwriter, and producer in Nashville had made the transition to being in front of the camera a bit tricky.

“I'm more accustomed to working behind the scenes rather than being in the spotlight,” he explained.

Aside from their collaboration on music, Jacobs was recognized for his work with other prominent artists such as Kelly Clarkson and Scotty McCreery.

He contributed to songs like Kimberly Locke’s “8th World Wonder,” co-wrote Garth Brooks’ “More Than a Memory,” and collaborated on Tim McGraw’s “Still,” among other notable works.