Two-time "Dancing with the Stars" champ Julianne Hough is ready to retire her dancing shoes after this season!
"I've been on for five seasons and trying to juggle both careers is very exhausting, so I'm just going to take a little break," Hough tells "Extra" of her decision to leave the ballroom.
Julianne recently nabbed the Best New Artist award at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
Hough and her partner, real-life beau Chuck Wicks, battle it out on the dance floor when "Dancing with the Stars" continues tonight on ABC.
This week on "Dancing with the Stars," the couples have to learn the Jive or Rumba. Watch real-life couple and "Dancing" partners Chuck Wicks and Julianne Hough practice their moves before Monday's live performance show!
"American Idol" alum Carrie Underwood took the wheel at the Academy of Country Music Awards, winning the coveted Top Entertainer award that hasn't been held by a woman since the Dixie Chicks won in 2000.
"I accepted that award on behalf of myself and my fans, but also on behalf of other women who came before me that kicked butt but never got the recognition they deserved," Carrie dished to AP. "I can't wait for the day, which I hope is in the very near future, where having females in the category is no big deal whatsoever."
The 26-year-old country cutie is one of only seven women who have nabbed the honor in the 39 years that the awards ceremony has recognized a top entertainer. Carrie broke Kenny Chesney's four-year winning streak -- and the country superstar gave Underwood a kiss as she walked onstage to accept the award. "He told me he was proud of me," Carrie said.
Taylor Swift didn't walk away empty-handed -- the 18-year-old sensation won Album of the Year for her second album, "Fearless." Swift excitedly told reporters backstage, "I labored over this album for two years. The fact that you can write songs in your bedroom about your feelings and boys and can win Album of the Year at the ACMs -- I just didn't think that was possible."
"Dancing with the Stars" professional Julianne Hough took home the Best New Artist award. For a full list of the winners, click here!
"Dancing with the Stars" pro Julianne Hough shows off her dancing moves during the week -- and she's ready to rock out on the weekend! The 20-year-old performed during the Academy of Country Music all-star concert on Friday in Las Vegas.
Hough was recently named ACM's Top New Female Vocalist.
The Academy of Country Music Awards air Sunday, April 5 on CBS.