Kellie Pickler is showing her patriotism and a whole lotta skin in the new issue of Maxim.
The "American Idol" alum poses for some super sexy photos in the magazine's "Salute to the Military" issue, where she's snapped alongside a few servicemen.
"I come 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," she tells the magazine. "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!"
Pickler isn't just flaunting her pride, she's also revealing her tattoos.
"My grandmother would be mortified if she knew I had these," Kellie says. "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."