Season 16 -- yes, 16 -- of 'Dancing With the Stars' kicks off on March 18 at 8PM ET on ABC, and to ramp up excitement, promo photos of the competitors have been released. Of course, Kellie Pickler and Wynnona Judd are representing the country genre this season and both dazzle in entirely different ways in their pictures.

Pickler, dressed in a dangerously short but supremely sexy silver sequined mini, looks like she was born to dance. Look at the lithe, graceful posture of her body. We've got high hopes for her, judging from these photos. She's keeping her appearance on 'DWTS' on the country tip, as she is paired up with Derek Hough, brother of country singer Julianne Hough.

As for Wynnona, who recently admitted she was joining the show so she could focus on "self care" and getting in shape? Well, she could veritably emerge as the season's dark horse. She's not as flashy as Pickler, looking polished and proper in her gunmetal gown, but she might just be showing her poker face. She is paired up with Tony Dovolani, and just look at their million dollar smiles! We don't know what to expect from the flame-haired singer, and that makes it all the more exciting.

One thing is certain: We'll sure look forward to watching the show and rooting for two of country music's finest ladies. Let's dance!

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