Country Hall welcomes Pickler (her costume anyway)
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
– Kellie Pickler's Dancing with the Stars finale costume and mirror ball trophy will be on display on the second floor of the Country Music Hall of Fame's core exhibition beginning July 3.
Pickler wore the two-piece chiffon, rhinestone-embellished ensemble during her last dance of the season, the Instant Jive, which earned her a perfect score, the championship title and the coveted mirro rball trophy.
Pickler was paired with professional dancer and choreographer Derek Hough on season 16 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars, a live competition where celebrities and their professional partners perform choreographed dance routines that are scored by a panel of judges and viewer votes.
After three albums on RCA, Pickler recently signed with Black River Entertainment. Her current single is Someone Somewhere Tonight, and she plans to release a new album later this year.
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