Kellie Pickler Heats Up Maxim's 2012 Salute To The Military Issue

Posted Monday July 23, 2012 9:34 AM GMT

Showing off her hotness for the men (and women) fighting overseas, Kellie Pickler was selected to cover the Salute To The Military 2012 issue of Maxim magazine.

The 26-year-old country singer looked simply stunning in an Eres bikini and CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane jewelry for the James Macari shot front page while dishing about everything from how she got involved in USO tours to her growing collection of tattoos.

A few of the highlights from Miss Pickler's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Maxim!

On what inspired her to get involved in the USO tour:
"I comes from a military family. My grandfather is a retired Marine, and I've always had a great deal of respect for anyone who serves our country. It really does take someone special to sacrifice everything. I don't mean just their lives, either. There are men who are sacrificing the chance to hold their newborn baby!"

On her tattoos:
"My grandmother would be mortified if she knew I had these. She's passed away now, but she would say, 'Tattoos are the devil!' So my first tattoo, of course, was my grandma's name. I also have stars on my left arm for my USO tours, but I'm missing two."

On whether small town girls can be trouble:
"We might be, but we can also talk out way out of it. A country girl can talk her way out of a ticket. Not that I've ever been pulled over..."

Photo Credit: James Macari for Maxim