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Meet the Star: Wynonna Judd

Five-time Grammy winner and New York Times bestselling author, Wynonna Judd has always revolved her career around telling stories. Whether performing alongside her mother as one half of the legendary duo The Judds, or pushing the boundaries on her own mega-successful solo path, Judd’s ability to reach the heart of the human spirit through her bold and unflinching honesty, is the entertainer’s true gift. 

Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and her undeniable talent, Judd’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30 million albums worldwide spanning her epic 29-year career. Charting countless singles including 20 #1 hits and over 60 industry awards, the iconic performer was once dubbed by Rolling Stone “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline.” 

Joined in the studio by her husband, bandleader and producer, Michael "Cactus" Moser, Judd’s highly anticipated eighth studio album is scheduled for release this year.  This effort, known as a true labor of love, features her upcoming single "Something You Can’t Live Without" released by Curb Records. Most recently, she published a novel Restless Heart and was part of The Judds docu-series on OWN.

Meet the Pro: Tony Dovolani

Be still our beating, ballroom-dancing hearts—Tony's back for Season 16 of DWTS, and you can bet he's gonna bring a little extra fire to the floor.

Born in Kosovo, professional ballroom dancer, instructor and judge Driton "Tony" Dovolani began folk dancing at age three. When he was 15, his entire family moved to the United States and Tony got the opportunity to attend the New England-based Fred Astaire Dance Academy. From that moment on, he knew he had found his passion.

Since that time, Tony has traveled the world and won several championships. Tony also had a featured role in the hit film Shall We Dance, and spent time coaching Jennifer Lopez.

Dovolani made his Dancing with the Stars debut in Season 2, when he was paired up with professional wrestler Stacy Keibler. And Tony was partnered with Melissa Rycroft in Season 8, where they came in third place.

Dovolani's fancy footwork and a second chance to dance with Melissa Rycroft in the All-Star season took him all the way to the finals, and the pair won the Mirror Ball Trophy!


• 2005 and 2006 World Rhythm Champion
• 2006 PBS American Ballroom Challenge Rhythm Champion
• 2006 Emerald Ball Open Professional American Rhythm Champion
• 2005 Ohio Star Ball American Rhythm Champion
• Current world and undefeated United States Open champion


• Melissa Rycroft (All Star Season Champion)
• Martina Navratilova
• Wendy Williams
• Audrina Patridge
• Kate Gosselin
• Kathy Ireland
• Melissa Rycroft
• Susan Lucci
• Marissa Jaret Winokur
• Jane Seymour
• Leeza Gibbons
• Stacy Keibler


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