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Blake Shelton, the Band Perry to Bring Country to ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Blake Shelton, The Band Perry
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Perhaps ‘Dancing With the Stars’ is planning to turn its studio into a dancehall. ‘Honey Bee’ twanger Blake Shelton will make a guest appearance on the October 11 episode, singing the ‘Footloose’ title track (and Julianne Hough will be dancing), and next week, on October 18, country trio the Band Perry will take the stage to perform during the results show.

Tuesday’s episode will be a big one for Shelton and ‘Footloose’ fans alike. While ‘The Voice’ coach serenades audiences with the movie soundtrack, Hough will join hands to dance with her flick co-star Kenny Wormald. The 2011 ‘Footloose’ remake of the 1984 classic is scheduled to hit theaters on Friday, October 14. Additionally, Hough is said to be dancing a jive number with her brother, Derek Hough.

While Tuesday is sure to have movie fans tuning in, country music fans and fans of the show will want to click back the following week. In addition to revealing the results, the ABC series will welcome Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry to debut the Band Perry’s sound on the show. While that’s big news for the sibling band, it doesn’t hold a flame to the news they got this week — which is that their hit song, ‘If I Die Young,’ just reached triple platinum status.

‘Dancing With the Stars’ with Blake Shelton and Julianne Hough airs tonight at 9PM ET on ABC.

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