June wasn’t exactly what you’d call the best month for country darling Kellie Pickler. On June 28, which just so happened to be Pickler’s 26th birthday, she was dropped by her record label, Sony Nashville. But, thanks to a smoking new spread in Maxim, July is heating up for Pickler. Clad in a uniform-inspired bikini — or is it lingerie? Who cares! She’s showing plenty of skin — Pickler graces the cover of Maxim‘s “Salute to the Military” issue. And soon after the special issue hit news stands, Pickler became a trending topic on Twitter.