January 22, 2009 04:00 PM by Paulene Hinds
Dancing With The Stars pro dancer, turned country singer Julianne Hough,wanted to be known for her singing and not her dancing and it looks like her dreamis coming true. The two time dancing champion has opted out of season 8 on the hit ABC show and has been picked up for tour dates by some very big names in country music!
First Julianne Hough will join Nashville’s hottie, Toby Keith and will open for him on February 6 in Louisville, Kentucky and on February 22 in Des Moine, Iowa during his Biggest & Baddest Tour. She has also been asked to open for country music legend George Strait, during his summer 09 tour which kicks off May 15 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Julianne Hough signed with Mercury Nashville Records in 2007 and released a self-titled album last May. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album chart and No. 3 on the Billboard 200.
Julianne Hough has stated many times over the past months that she would be focusing on her music and now has officially stated that she would not be returning to Dancing With The Stars season 8 to do just that!
“My first album was a learning experience, and I can’t wait for the next one. I feel like the writing and producing will be even better, really awesome.”
Julianne Hough will be missed this season by her fans on Dancing With The Stars, but it looks like her dream of making it big as a country song-bird are about to come true. Who says you cannot be multi-talented?
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