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Julianne Hough – Julianne Hough (Debut)

Julianne Hough – Julianne Hough ( Street Date: 5/20/08 )

To be gorgeous, to be on a major TV show, to be a world champion dancer, what else can a woman do? Well, Julianne Hough has added a professional singing contract to her pot. Julianne’s country debut CD will be released on May 20th.

THAT SONG IN MY HEAD, Hough’s first single, was at #29 on the Country Billboard charts. Pretty impressive for a two time champion of Dancing with the Stars. A true country ditty with an infectious chorus. In my opinion, great first single to get yourself noticed in a saturated country market.

Surprisingly, this album is completely enjoyable. I guess I went into it aligning her with actors-turned-singers, but she isn’t. Apparently she has always done both.

On this debut cd, Julianne has played it safe, but to her benefit. A handful of radio friendly hits, including DREAMING UNDER THE SAME MOON, a duet with her dancing brother, Derek Hough. Side note, Derek is in a band “Almost Amy” with Mark Ballas (also of Dancing With the Stars fame). DUTSM is a nice song that showcases sibling harmonies on a pop-country track. I wouldn’t be surprised if this song was released as a single next.

Other highlights include, HELP ME, HELP YOU and YOU, YOU, YOU and LOVE YOURSELF. I’D JUST BE WITH YOU is a pretty ballad that closes the album fittingly.

Julianne proves that she has the vocal ability to compete in this market. A well rounded debut that is definitely worth the $6.99 on Amazon. It will come to me who she sounds like, but it’s definitely someone. I figured it out!! She sounds somewhat like Amanda Wilkinson from The Wilkinsons (a country trio from Canada).

Go get this CD. What do I give it? Hmmm. I enjoy it, so 7/10.

Listen to the stream of the album, HERE.


Besides the music, Julianne returned with Dancing With the Stars winner Apollo Anton Ohno to dance on the 100th episode of the show. This dance was insanely hot. I think they might be doing it since she broke off her engagement to Dance War star Zack something or other awhile back.

  1. Alias
    May 19, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    She is amazing!
    Good Luck with your Album/Career!

  2. Erica
    May 20, 2008 at 9:27 am

    I really like it!!!

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