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Originally posted 11/06/2013 09:40PM
It's a downright down-home party for Kellie, Taylor and more on country's biggest night
Originally posted 11/07/2013 03:00PM
Everything in country is big, from the hair to the trucks to the personalities. It's no surprise, then, that on country's biggest night, the good times kept rolling even after hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley delivered their final punch lines at Wednesday's CMA Awards.
So how did Nashville's finest celebrate when they filed out of Bridgestone Arena?
Country heavyweights like Pinnacle Award winner Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw (who both earned accolades for their hit "Highway Don't Care") partied with their industry peers – including James Young, Mike Eli, Jon Jones, Brantley Gilbert, Chris Thompson, Jay DeMarcus, Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Kimberly Perry, Scott Borchetta, Danielle Bradbery, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn and Laura Bell Bundy – at Big Machine Label Group's CMAs afterparty (pictured above).
Originally posted 11/06/2013 11:55PM
Good cop, bad cop is a strategy we've seen employed many times by celebrity duos, but no two performers have perfected it quite like Country Music Awards co-hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, who reteamed to emcee the show for the sixth straight year on Wednesday.
Originally posted 11/06/2013 09:25PM
Originally posted 11/06/2013 09:25PM
These three stars show off dazzling rear views on country's most spangly night
Originally posted 07/18/2013 12:25PM
There's a new pitter patter of little feet at Kellie Pickler's home – but not that kind.
"Me & Peanut," the Dancing with the Stars champ Tweeted on Sunday, sharing a photo of her furry friend captioned #MyNewPup.
Pickler and her husband, Kyle Jacobs, are already pet parents to a menagerie of animals, including a number of dogs, a cat and a snake.
Originally posted 06/06/2013 12:35PM
All the scoop on the country queen's sequin CMT Music Awards gown
Originally posted 06/05/2013 04:00PM
Two weeks after Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough were declared the winners of season 16 of Dancing with the Stars, the sassy blonde country singer brought her mirror-ball trophy home to Nashville, where she opened the Tuesday night show of the Grand Ole Opry – and got a hero's welcome.
After her torchy performance of "Stop Cheating on Me," members of the audience mimicked the DWTS panel by holding up paddles with the No. 10, prompting a delighted laugh from Pickler, who said, "I wish y'all could have been the judges!"
At a party backstage, she was presented with a caricature of her dancing on the Opry stage, a pair of Music City flip-flops, a mirror-ball cake, keys to the city and the surprisingly heavy trophy handed over to her by Hough, who was on hand for the celebration.
Originally posted 05/25/2013 11:05AM
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Originally posted 05/22/2013 10:45AM
While Kellie Pickler says she had no sense she would win the mirror-ball trophy Dancing With the Stars, her fellow contestants said there were clues all along the way that she would be a star on this season's show.
Country singer Pickler, 26, who rose to fame on the fifth season of American Idol, said her ballroom strategy was to focus on being in the moment each week, not on the long-term outcome.
"I just tried to take it one week at a time, one dance at a time," the North Carolina-born Pickler told PEOPLE after her victory, with her partner Derek Hough at her side.
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