Kellie Pickler’s Dancing with the Stars finale costume and mirrorball trophy will be on display on the second floor of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s core exhibition beginning July 3, 2013. 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 mirrorball 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.
No stranger to reality TV competitions, Pickler broke onto the music scene after placing sixth on American Idol in 2006. Her debut country album, Small Town Girl, included the hits “Red High Heels” and “I Wonder.” Her follow up album, Kellie Pickler, offered the Top 10 hit “Best Days of Your Life,” co-written by Pickler. Her most recent album, 100 Proof, was lauded by critics for its traditional sound. 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.
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum’s mission is the preservation of the history of country and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture. With the same educational mission, the foundation also operates CMF Records, the museum’s Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print®.
More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at countrymusichalloffame.org or by calling (615) 416-2001.