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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.

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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.

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  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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