Kellie Pickler confesses the dress she wore to Wednesday’s CMT Music Awards had been hanging in her closet for a while. She originally picked out the floor-length, fully-sequined backless gown to wear to the ACM Awards. But her plans to attend the April show were foiled by an opportunity to win the mirror ball trophy.
“I didn’t know it at the time I picked out this dress to wear that I was going to go on Dancing with the Stars ,” she tells People . After the whirlwind of winning Season 16, Kellie says wearing the Jean Fares creation to the CMT Awards was a no-brainer.
And if you detect a glow about Kellie that’s more than the glitzy dress, she says you’re right. “I’m just in a happy place right now. Regardless of what I’m wearing, I think I’d have a smile on my face.”
Kellie’s currently working on her next album, to accompany her new single, “Someone Somewhere Tonight.”
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