Kellie Pickler is the new Dancing With The Stars champion!
Country’s sweetheart and her partner, Derek Hough, took home the Mirror Ball Trophy last night. The pair wowed us all season, and their performances were near perfection on Monday. Their freestyle dance was absolutely stunning and had the ballroom in tears. If you missed it, check out the video below. It’s probably the best dance ever on Dancing With The Stars.
We know Kellie is amazingly talented when it comes to music, but she also has the talent when it comes to dancing. The judges even compared her to Derek’s sister and superstar dancer/country singer, Julianne Hough, during the finale. She truly looked like a professional out on the floor.
On top of her top-notch dancing skills, the genuine personality and classiness that Kellie brings to everything she does was clearly evident every week. People fell in love with her on American Idol years ago, and they got to fall in love with her all over again on Dancing With The Stars.
Congratulations to Kellie and Derek! We’ve always been Team Pickler. The win was very well deserved and we are so happy for you.
While we are at it, let’s take a look at some of our other favorite Pickler dances this season.
Jazz Routine – Week 2:
Rumba – Week 4 with special appearance by Kellie’s husband and songwriter, Kyle Jacobs:
Former country singer Julianne Hough was a victim of a pretty serious car theft in Los Angeles on Friday night. The singer/actress/dancer left $100,000 worth of jewelry in her Mercedes at a Hollywood apartment complex while visiting a friend. When she came back to the lot afterwards, everything was missing… and what’s worse is that the three pricey pieces of jewelry were a gift from her boyfriend, Ryan Seacrest. Included in the theft was a $50,000 watch, reports TMZ.
There were no signs of visible forced entry on the scene, so its possible that she left her car unlocked. The “That Song In My Head” singer had found the car door left wide open.
The always adorable and fun, Pickler, will be paired with Derek Hough, the brother of another country sweetheart, Julianne Hough. Pickler is the first past American Idol contestant to compete on the show.
Meanwhile, vocal powerhouse and 5-time Grammy winner, Judd, will be partnered with Tony Dovolani.
It should be an entertaining season for country music fans. Both pairs are a great match, and I can’t wait to watch!
Country music beauties Kellie Pickler, Taylor Swift, and Julianne Hough have made Maxim magazine’s 2012 Hot 100 Women list. They’re the only country stars to make the list, but are representing pretty well with the reader votes: Taylor ranks in at number 26, Kellie at number 72, and Julianne at number 47. They beat out Pippa Middleton, Nicki Minaj, Nina Dobrev and more. Supermodel Bar Refaeli took the number one spot. See the full list here on Maxim’s site.
Do you agree with the rankings? Who do you think is country music’s hottest woman?
Broadway’s hit musical, Rock of Ages, is slated to hit theaters nationwide in June 2012, and country sweetheart, Julianne Hough, stars as the female lead. Hough will play opposite Diego Gonzalez Boneta, who is best known for his role on “Pretty Little Liars.” The all-star cast also includes Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul Giamatti, Russell Brand, Mary J. Blige, ”Watchmen” actress Malin Akerman, and “Breaking Bad” actor Bryan Cranston.
Rock of Ages is one of my very favorite Broadway shows, and I cannot wait for the movie especially with Hough in the starring role!
Julianne Hough has been absent from the country music scene from some time now, as well as the “Dancing With the Stars” stage. The last time she was on the stage was with now ex-boyfriend Chuck Wicks in the Spring of 2009. She did make a re-appearance to DWTS last week during the show’s Movie Soundtrack week, dancing to the title track of her new movie while Blake Shelton performed it. The last music we heard from her was also in 2009 when she toured with George Strait. That same year, she also won her very first ACM Award. With an absence of any new music recently, as well as her new-found success in the world of film, fans have been left wondering whether or not Julianne is finished with her singing career. While promoting her new movie, Footloose, earlier this month, Julianne revealed that her sophomore country album has actually been completed for quite a while.
Julianne Hough has been making the rounds to promote her movie, Footloose, which is in theaters this Friday, October 14th. Make sure you catch Julianne later on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno!
Also, do not forget to set your DVRs for Dancing With The Stars tomorrow night. Hough will return to her old stomping ground to take the stage to dance with Footloose co-star Kenny Wormald as Blake Shelton performs his version of the classic song “Footloose.” Julianne is also slated to perform a number with her brother and Dancing With The Stars stand-out, Derek Hough.
Congratulations to Lindsay C., our winner of the Footloose sound track!
Tonight’s the Nashville premiere of the new Footloose remake, and some of your favorite country acts will be on the red carpet in Franklin, Tennessee tonight. To help celebrate the release of the movie, the team at Warner Music Nashville and us here at Keepin’ it Country want to help you cut Footloose with the sound track from the movie! You can win yourself a copy of the album which features Blake Shelton, Big & Rich, Hunter Hayes, and even fellow The Voice coach Cee-Lo Green!
Want to enter? It’s simple. To get your name in the raffle, tell us who sings the original “Footloose” theme song that Blake Shelton is covering. Click the “Read more” button to get your name in the draw! The contest runs immediately through to Monday at 10 am EST. We will announce a winner later that day. Only one entry per person, please, and it’s open everywhere except where prohibited. Good luck!
Nashville is about to turn a little more Hollywood tomorrow night. The Nashville premiere of the new “Footloose” movie takes place Thursday night. Stars on the bill to attend include movie star Julianne Hough and sound track stars Big & Rich, Blake Shelton, Hunter Hayes, and a few of their Nashville friends. Other country singers expected to attend include American Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina, Kix Brooks, Survivor contestant Whitney Duncan, Martina McBride, and many others.
Country Weekly is reporting that the red carpet will be rolled out in Franklin, Tennessee at a restored movie house. Blake Shelton’s version of the classic “Footloose” theme takes up the end of the movie, while Big & Rich’s “Fake ID” provides a whole scene in the movie, according to CW. Watch the music video for Big & Rich’s “Fake ID” which features Gretchen Wilson, below:
We’ll have your chance to win the sound track to the movie next week thanks to Warner Music Nashville.
Nashville Lifestyle magazine released its list of most beautiful people and Julianne Hough made the final cut. Julianne, a sometimes country artist sometimes dancer sometimes actress, stars in the Footloose remake out in theaters everywhere tomorrow. She’s also the cover girl for the issue out in stores now.
Other Nashville celebrities who made the list include GAC’s Suzanne Alexander, Titans Linebacker Will Witherspoon, Blain Bishop and many others. See the full list HERE and in the issue out now!