Credit: Maxim

Kellie Pickler is best known for her country cutie style, but she’s abandoned that look altogether in favor of a more patriotic get-up for the cover of Maxim!

The former American Idol contestant is featured in the mag’s “Salute to the Military” issue by donning a skimpy fatigues-style outfit.

"I’ve always had a great deal of respect for anyone who serves our country,” Kellie told Maxim.

She recounted her own experience visiting the troops in Afghanistan and an impromptu jam session that took place in a little chapel in Camp Spann. “[...]My whole band and I stayed up one night until 3 a.m., picking with the soldiers who played guitar. We had a picking party."

She’s also remembered visiting soldiers in Iraq and staying at one of former dictator Saddam Hussein’s palaces.

“If those walls could talk, there’s no telling what stories they’d tell,” she said. “It's nicer than a tent, but in some ways a tent might be better, you know?"

Source: Maxim

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