Former Dancing with the Stars champ Kellie Pickler returned to the dance floor Saturday for a charity event in Nashville.
The country star performed at the Ballet Ball 2014, which raises money for programs that bring dance classes to local children.
"Kellie did an amazing job performing at Ballet Ball, which benefits Nashville Ballet. It was fun to see dancers bring her songs to life, and she even showed off a few of her own dance moves!" a source tells PEOPLE. "She told the dancers they looked like angels and she has a sincere appreciation for what they can do."
From former child stars to young musicians, the 18th season of Dancing with the Stars is filled with an eclectic mix of competitors. But the most interesting may be the casting of Meryl Davis and Charlie White.
Davis, 27, and White, 26, ruled the rink at last month's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, winning the gold medal in ice dancing. Now they'll battle in the ballroom – but against each other for the mirror ball trophy. White will dance with Sharna Burgess, while Davis will shimmy with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Valentin's brother, who is back after taking last season off.
The 12 new contestants on ABC's hit show were announced Tuesday morning on Good Morning America.
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Heroines overcoming adversity was the big theme on PEOPLE.com this week, as a premature birth, a surprise firing and a very public rebellion against authority were among the stories that generated the strongest reactions from attentive readers.
It's been 11 years since Dancing with the Stars champ and injured Iraq war veteran J.R. Martinez has been back to the Middle East after a land-mine explosion left him with severe burns, but Martinez tells PEOPLE his return was an "amazing experience."
Four years after her emotional exit from Dancing with the Stars, Erin Andrews will be strapping on her high heels again and returning to the ballroom, this time as a co-host, replacing Brooke Burke-Charvet.
In an exclusive interview, the sports reporter, 35, tells PEOPLE she knows it's going to be an adjustment – both for her and for those who are fans of Burke-Charvet.
"I don't blame the audience at all. How could you?" she says. "I know that I have huge shoes to fill. I'm a fan of Brooke. She was very wonderful toward me in my season. She was so caring and so fantastic. I can only hope I can emulate somebody like that and use her for guidance."
It's time to welcome a new host to the ballroom.
Erin Andrews will replace Brooke Burke-Charvet as the host of Dancing with the Stars, a source confirms to PEOPLE.
The FOX Sports reporter, 35, will take over as Tom Bergeron's co-host for season 18 of ABC's dancing competition. Andrews is no stranger to the series, having competed on season 10 of DWTS with pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
Burke-Charvet, 42, hosted the show for seven seasons. On Friday, she released a statement to E! Online.
Brooke Burke-Charvet may be out of a job on Dancing with the Stars, but she's not down.
A day after news broke that she won't be returning to co-host the hit reality show, the mom of four spent the day with her kids.
Posting a photo of a toy waiting to be assembled, she Tweeted, "This is what Sat morning looks like at my house."
Brooke Burke-Charvet is leaving Dancing with the Stars.
The news that she won't return to the show comes as a shock to the former contestant, who was by Tom Bergeron's side as co-host since season 10 of the ballroom dancing competition.
"Weird day ... Shocking pre-season elimination #DWTS …ME. Tom Bergeron didn't even read my name," Burke-Charvet, 42, Tweeted at midnight Saturday. "I won't be returning to the show this season."
ABC released a statement to PEOPLE on Saturday: "We can confirm that Brooke Burke-Charvet will not be joining us next season. She's been a wonderful part of the Dancing with the Stars family since her triumphant win in season seven and will unquestionably be missed by our entire team," the statement reads. "We'd like to thank Brooke for her years of great service."
Burke-Charvet wasn't the only one who was surprised by the news. "It was a shock they let Brooke go," a source tells PEOPLE. "The cast and crew loved her. It's very sad."