Kellie Pickler had been teasing a special announcement about Monday’s Dancing With The Stars performance, and she revealed it when she visited the The Ellen DeGeneres Show this afternoon. Check out clips from her latest visit here, where she reveals what’s so special about her upcoming DWTW performance on Monday, as well as demonstrating her secret handshake with partner Derek Hough and revealing the benefits of “laughing yoga”:
That’s right, Kellie and her partner Derek Hough will be dancing the rumba…to the beautiful wedding song “Say I Do” written by her husband Kyle Jacobs. And there’s more, Kyle will actually perform the song during their dance! Check out the song & video, which were released shortly after Kellie & Kyle’s New Year’s Day 2011 wedding:
Kellie also revealed in today’s #CMChat Twangout that Frank Liddell and Luke Wooten, producers of her critically-acclaimed 3rd album 100 Proof, will return for her 4th album, her 1st album to be released by Black River Entertainment, and Kellie promises that the album will be “Kellie country.” She said she hopes to lock in and release the 1st single from that album before the end of DWTS’s current season but if not, she will release it shortly after the season ends.
Check out video of this afternoon’s interview, where Kellie talks Dancing With The Stars, compares the experience of DWTS to her experience on American Idol, what makes country music “country,” her support for US troops and her upcoming USO tour, new music, and how she’s changed since American Idol. The Kellie part starts at the 44:45 mark: