Every country artist once had a day job that pays the bills and fills the void between hopeful aspiration and bonafide success. However, never in the history of country music has someone taken a more celebrated path on the road to their country music dream than Julianne Hough (pronounced Huff). A triple threat as a singer, actress and dancer, Julianne is already known to millions of fans as the two-time professional dance champion on ABC-TV's top-rated Dancing with the Stars (DWTS). The show, which pairs professional dancers with music, sports, film and television celebrities, has become a cultural phenomenon and Julianne its top star. Though Julianne has been winning world dance titles since her early teens, her ultimate goal has always been a career in country music. 'I've always wanted to sing country music,' says the 19 year-old blonde. 'I've grown up with country music. I love how real everybody is, not just the artists, but the fans.' Recorded in Nashville, Julianne's debut disc reveals her appreciation for country music's roots as well as her fresh-faced contributions to the genre's future. She has a warm, textured voice that is equally suited to feisty up-tempo tunes and contemplative ballads, both of which can be found on her debut. 'I love story songs and message songs,' she says, 'but I also love quirky, fun, uptempo songs that make you want to just get up and move.'
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"I've always wanted to sing country music, I've grown up with country music. I love how real everybody is, not just the artists, but the fans."