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Julianne Hough is done "Dancing"

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It's official, Juianne Hough is trading in her dancing shoes for cowboy boots.... her music is now her top priority. The country singer is also riding high on the heels of her first-ever Christmas album (available at Target). It's no big surprise; she's wanted to be a country music star since she was a little girl.

E! Online is exclusively reporting the news. So here it is...


Los Angeles -- Julianne Hough told E! News' Ryan
Seacrest on his KIIS FM's "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" this morning that she
will not be returning to "Dancing with the Stars" next season.

"I'm not going to be back next season," Hough reveals to Seacrest. "That's
final."

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Juianne Hough (with her recently ousted partner Cody Linley)
is exiting the "Dancing with the Stars" ballroom.
AP PHOTO

In a segment to run on E! News' tonight, Hough tells Seacrest this decision
is not because of her recent health issues, but more, "It's because I
really, really want to focus on the music and must be taken seriously a little
bit, and I think it's hard to be on "Dancing with the Stars" and be singing
and kind of get that confusion, and so I'm really going to focus on the
music."

In response to the risk of leaving such a popular show, as Seacrest refers
to as the "mother ship," Hough says, "Yeah, but the music is where I want to
be so you got to do what you got to do to get there."

Tune-In to E! News Tonight at 7pm and 11pm ET/PT for More on This Interview

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HUGE mistake!! Without DWTS Julianne is just another young blond country singer that no one would even know about. She has been very lucky at the way that ABC has promoted her because without it I don't think she has any music career. Don't hang up the dancing shoes too soon!!

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