Dancing with Stars Champ Signs Country Record Deal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two-time "Dancing with the Stars" champ Julianne Hough has signed a record deal with Universal Music Group.

She's expected to release a single early next year.

The 19-year-old Hough is likely to begin recording the album in Nashville early next month with producer David Malloy.

Hough won the past two seasons of "Dancing with the Stars" with celebrity partners Apolo Anton Ohno and Helio Castroneves.

She released a country single, "Will You Dance With Me," on iTunes in May.

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