The lineup won’t be officially announced until Tuesday. However, if Pickler is chosen, it’ll be extra remarkable as she’ll be the firstAmerican Idol alum to join the cast of this reality program. (Pickler was, of course, a contender in Season 5 of AI.)
In addition to the country gals, rumor has it thatBachelor star Sean Lowe and 2012 Olympic gold medal winning gymnast Aly Raisman will also be signing on to compete.
DWTS has had a bit of country representation over its past 8 years on the air. The first country star to appear was Sara Evans in Season 3; however, she famously withdrew a month into competition due to her messy divorce from Craig Schelske. Billy Ray Cyrus was a popular competitor in Season 4, and Chuck Wicks represented in Season 8.
Pop/country songstress Jewel was also set to compete in season 8—against her own husband, rodeo star Ty Murray—but she was forced to withdraw before the show even started after suffering stress fractures in both lower lower legs.
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