The event started off in Sherman Oaks with a workout session at Pulse Fitness Studios led by celebrity personal trainer and owner, Mark Harari.
The participants then took part in a two-mile run along Ventura Blvd, before finishing off with a dance-fitness class at Just Dance Los Angeles. She later signed with Universal Music Group Nashville's Mercury Nashville division.
She felt abdominal pains during their jitterbug performance on October 27, 2008 and was immediately rushed to a hospital following the encore performance.
She subsequently had surgery to have her appendix removed, causing her to miss several performances; Edyta Śliwińska stood in for her.
Hough released a single, "Is That So Wrong", to country radio on June 21, 2010.
It was intended as the lead single for her second album, Wildfire, but the album was never released.
On August 25, 2008, the cast of season seven was announced, and Hough was partnered with Hannah Montana actor Cody Linley.
They embarked on the sold out tour on May 25, 2014 in Park City, Kansas and ended it in Los Angeles on July 26, 2014.
Due to the success of ticket sales and several sold out venues before the tour had officially kicked off, several more shows were added to the tour schedule, which also sold out.
She returned again on May 15, 2012 in a dance performance to promote her film Rock of Ages.
On October 7, 2013, she was guest judge in place of Len Goodman, which was the first time a former pro dancer came back to judge.