Dancing With the Stars Winner Signs Nashville Deal

Julianne Hough, a professional dancer and two-time winner of Dancing With the Stars, has signed to Universal Music Group Nashville, a label spokesman has confirmed. Hough (pronounced “Huff”), 19, won this year’s series with race car driver Helio Castroneves, as well as last year’s series with Olympic skater Apolo Anton Ohno. She will be recording in Nashville in mid-December with her first single on Mercury Nashville scheduled next year. Her brother, Derek Hough, was Jennie Garth’s dancing partner on the series this year.