By B.J. Drye, Editor
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 —
ABC announced the cast members for the upcoming season of “Dancing With The Stars” on Tuesday morning and a familiar face to Stanly County residents was shown.
Season 6 “American Idol” contestant and country music singer Kellie Pickler will appear on Season 16 of DWTS.
Joining the Albemarle native of DWTS are comedians D.L. Hughley and Andy Dick, singer Wynonna, Jacoby Jones of the 2013 Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens, Lisa Vanderpump of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and “Vanderpump Rules,” professional boxer Victor Ortiz, Zendaya Coleman of the Disney channel’s “Shake It Up,” Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, actor Ingo Rademacher and 1976 Olympic gold medalist Dorothy Hamill.
The season premieres at 8 p.m. March 18.
The Stanly News & Press will provide updates on Pickler’s performances.