Academy of Country Music Awards 2013

Country Music's Hollywood Takeover

From Kellie Pickler's ballroom quickstep to Blake Shelton's loud mouth advice, see how country has gone pop culture


Line dance, anyone? Kellie Pickler is putting down the mic and strapping on her dancing shoes for the latest season of Dancing with the Stars, in which she's partnered with Derek Hough. "Having Derek as my partner is an answered prayer," she told PEOPLE. "Right before I left Nashville for L.A., my Grandpa Ken, who is a huge fan of the show, told me he was praying that Derek would be my partner."

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