Julianne Hough, who won the past two seasons of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" with celebrity partners Apolo Ohno and Helio Castroneves, has signed with Universal Music Group's Mercury Nashville.

She's expected to release her first single in early 2008. Her album will be produced by David Malloy. Hough released a country single, "Will You Dance With Me," on iTunes in May.

She is managed through a joint venture between Scott Siman (Tim McGraw), Irving Azoff and Jared Paul.