Scotty McCreery – Album Out Late This Summer Early Fall?

In their review of Scotty McCreery’s Season 10 Highlights EP, Taste of Country casually mentions that the Idol winner’s debut is “rumored to be in stores late this summer or early this fall.”

Read more at Taste of Country

Mandisa’s tweets, “My new segments on healthy living begin airing TODAY! Watch “Minute with Mandisa” at 7:10am ET & 8:40am only on @gmctv!” Check your local listings to see if your cable provider carries the Gospel Music Channel.

Blake Shelton gets back to the life he knew before ‘The Voice’

Bowersox’s set was cut short by the lightning after four songs, but before she left the stage, she led her band through the blues-harp-driven “Ridin’ With the Radio,” the fast-talking, hippie-rock vibe of “On the Run” and a sultry cover of Buffalo Springfield’s biggest hit, “For What It’s Worth.”

Casey James got a full set to show off his musical chops on assorted electric guitars, setting the tone with a blues-rock solo on the boogie-rocking “Bulletproof,” a song he co-wrote with Big Al Anderson of NRBQ.

Read more at AZ Central

Q&A: Jordin Sparks Does ‘A Capitol Fourth’

Via Glitterazi

VIDEO: American Idol’s William Hung, Yankees legend Jim Bouton among the attractions at Tri-State/Titans All-Star Game

Hung, a former American Idol “star,” most notably known for his hilarious — and terrible — rendition of Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs,” performed his greatest hits for the local crowd in between innings.

See the video at register citizen.com

Simon Cowell’s Syco gears up for X Factor US launch with PR reshuffle

Simon Cowell’s global music and entertainment company Syco has shaken up its PR team ahead of further international expansion.

Syco, with offices in London and Los Angeles, is the entertainment venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment. The company is behind the BAFTA award-winning The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.

As part an overhaul to support international expansion, Syco’s global head of media Ann-Marie Thomson is now working out of the company’s LA offices and will focus on heading up PR for The X Factor in the US, set to launch later this year.

Read more at PR Week

Glee fans go wild as Finn and Puck hit the dancefloor at Krystle

The stars of hit TV show Glee wasted no time in getting to know the capital’s hotspots over the weekend.

Revellers at Krystle nightclub found themselves sharing the dancefloor with two of the cast members who turned up unexpectedly.

Cory Monteith, who plays Finn Hudson, and Mark Salling, better known as Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman, hit the tiles in style, ahead of their four sell-out shows at the O2.

The high profile pair arrived at the Harcourt Street hotspot shortly before midnight and were mobbed by female fans.

Read more at Herald.ie

So You Think You Can Interview Travis Wall

“So, do you think you could interview Travis Wall?” We’ve been getting that request a lot around here, so thanks to everyone who pushed for it. We’re happy to deliver!

Travis Wall is just 23-years-old, which is easy to forget when you consider what he’s already managed to accomplish. Dancing all his life, he starred in a nationwide Dr. Pepper commercial when he was nine. He was performing on Broadway in a revival of The Music Man at 12. But perhaps his biggest break as a dancer came in 2006, when then 18-year-old Travis competed on the second season of So You Think You Can Dance.

Read more at AfterElton

 
  • meme4cj_

    According to CaseyJ.’s mom , Bulletproof is actually written by Casey , Delbert McClinton and also Big Al Anderson . LINK

  • Davidx2

    I think it’s funny how they refer to William Hung as a former American Idol “star”…when he was really just an American Idol reject! LOL

  • sr4mjc

    OT, but hilarious

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/justin-biebers-vanity-fair-lowest-207968

    “Who knew 12-year-olds didn’t buy magazines?” said a Vanity Fair spokeswoman.

    They do, but more Teen Bop :)

  • Tess

    Oh my….poor Justin. He’s pretty much assured himself the title of piranha of magazine covers. So much for that bit of spending money. Goes to show that his fandom is pretty limited (though large) and that may be his undoing. Being a teen idol is pretty limiting and tweenies grow up fast and move on even faster. We’ve all been there done that and seen it happen hundreds of times.

  • BootStar

    Heh, you had to know once The Bieb hit puberty he’d lose his appeal. Every teen heartthrob has to grow up eventually. Oh, well. Guess he’s crying all the way to the bank!

  • bentley1530

    The Travis Wall interview is really good. I like it when we get the behind the scenes nuts and bolts of a reality show.

  • BootStar

    “Blake Shelton gets back to the life he knew before ‘The Voice’”

    Shelton’s set was preceded by two young singers who rose to fame on “American Idol.”

    (Crystal) Bowersox‘s set was cut short by the lightning after four songs, but before she left the stage, she led her band through the blues-harp-driven “Ridin’ With the Radio,” the fast-talking, hippie-rock vibe of “On the Run” and a sultry cover of Buffalo Springfield’s biggest hit, “For What It’s Worth.”

    Casey James got a full set to show off his musical chops on assorted electric guitars, setting the tone with a blues-rock solo on the boogie-rocking “Bulletproof,” a song he co-wrote with Big Al Anderson of NRBQ. Although he’s being marketed as country now, he wasn’t shy about letting his blues roots show in a set whose highlights ranged from country-rocking “Need Some Texas” (which wasn’t far removed from something Eric Clapton might have done around the time of “Backless”) to the hardcore blues of “Drowning on Dry Land.” His set ended with one last opportunity for James to tear it up on lead guitar, the heavy blues-rock of “Done Made Up My Mind,” which sounded like it could have been an FM staple in the early ’70s.

    Midway through his set, after James led his bandmates through a soulful ballad called “Let’s Don’t Call it a Night,” Rachel Jewell, a 20-something nurse from Mesa, said, “It’s so funny that he came up through ‘American Idol.’ He so much cooler than ‘American Idol.’”

    Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/thingstodo/music/articles/2011/07/04/20110704blake-shelton-salt-river-fields-scottsdale-the-voice.html#ixzz1RF4MBLko

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Who is editing Vanity Fair these days? It isn’t exactly the Beibs target audience. But yes, his core audience if fickle. Hope he has some good financial advisors or can pull a Timberlake.

  • Tess

    Hope he has some good financial advisors or can pull a Timberlake.

    But in order to be a Timberlake, don’t you need some talent.

  • girlygirl

    Vanity Fair’s demographic isn’t exactly the same as Bieber’s core fanbase. Nor is People Magazine’s. I’m a little surprised about the sales of the Teen Vogue cover issue — I’d think that would be a magazine his fanbase would be interested in.

    But I would guess that magazine sales are likely down pretty much across the board from where they were a few years ago — the publishing business isn’t exactly in great shape these days.

  • sr4mjc

    I’m a little surprised about the sales of the Teen Vogue cover issue — I’d think that would be a magazine his fanbase would be interested in.

    I thought so too, but maybe even Teen Vogue is a little too mature for his demo. My niece listens to Bieber, she’s 6. His core fanbase might top out at 12.

  • girlygirl

    I’m going to Alex Wagner-Trugman’s set at the Viper Room tonight. There are a couple of room at that venue where acts can play, and he’s in the smaller space. He says he’s playing mainly originals. I’m wondering if this is going to be a showcase to try and attract management and/or label. He says he’s putting out a CD in the fall as well.

    This should be interesting. I like a couple of the original songs he’s posted on YT, and he’s a funny guy, so I have hope that this will be a good set. A couple of people I know are also going to this gig. Kris is still in town, so it’ll be interesting to see if he shows up, since he and Alex are pretty good friends. He might not want to be a distraction though — in such a small venue he wouldn’t be able to blend in/hide.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    But in order to be a Timberlake, don’t you need some talent.

    Justin Bieber is not untalented. He can sing, dance and plays several instruments. Timberlake was mocked back when he was a teen idol too.

  • girlygirl

    Bieber is actually a talented musician. This isn’t someone who is famous just because the tween girls squeal over him. He has a lot of support in the industry — a lot of established artists want to work with him, and when they do, they all talk about how talented he is and how hard he works. He may not be quite as successful a few years from now as he is in 2011, especially given that young fanbases tend to be fickle. But I doubt he’s going to go away anytime soon. He really does have a better than decent chance to have a JT-like transition to adult musician.

  • Mel1

    Out of curiosity, has anyone heard Bieber sing lately? Since he is 18, his voice must finally be changing.

  • suenigma

    OK, prepare to begin the mocking…My nine year-old son is obsessed with Justin Bieber, and thus I am intimately familiar with his oeuvre. I was even dragged to a concert and his recent movie. I agree with MJ that he can sing, he can dance and he is a a good musician, AND he is good looking and charming. He puts on a great show and I could easily see him transitioning into acting. He is a talented and ambitious young man, and he isn’t going away anytime soon.

  • Trina

    Bieber is a really talented kid. He doesn’t have the best voice but the couple of times I went to his shows he was very entertaining and proved to be a good dancer and a good musician. For all the JoBros got mocked I also think they’re very talented. My daughter is STILL very into Justin, almost 2 years now and thats saying a lot. Usually she moves on to the next tween star within 5 months lol. Like MJ said Justin T. certainly got his share of mocking and laughs early on. I was a NSync fan back in the day and seriously, I don’t recall many predicting he would go on to the kind of success he found.

  • ozarko

    David Archuleta will be featured at the Constitution Fair 2011 in Gilbert, AZ on Saturday, September 17th.

    http://www.constitutionweekusa.com/

    ETA: According to David’s official site, he will be playing a full set with his band.

  • SpenserJ

    Justin Bieber is not untalented. He can sing, dance and plays several instruments. Timberlake was mocked back when he was a teen idol too.

    I took the little Spens to see the Biebs last December. I was actually quite impressed. His show is very entertaining, and the kid just oozes charisma. When he sings the acoustic part, without a backing track, he’s a tad nasally, but he can carry a tune. I will say, of all the things he does, the one he’s best at is playing the drums. Seriously, he’s an excellent drummer (and I’m totally not kidding LOL).

  • adolf_hipster

    Bieber is truly special. Just like Justin Timberlake. He just needs better music (even though his remix EP is actually pretty good). I’m sure he’ll have bigger hits on his next CD. His label will make sure it happens. He’s signed to 360 deal. He’s made them probably like billion in past 2 years. they REALLY want to keep him successful.

  • McCreerian

    I often wonder if Justin Bieber will have a Aaron Carter type career or Justin Timberlake.

  • mandabutter

    I often wonder if Justin Bieber will have a Aaron Carter type career or Justin Timberlake

    I think it’s already on the Timberlake trajectory, if I’m being honest. The media was never in love with Aaron Carter the way they are with Bieber.

  • mandabutter

    Label: PLEASE DON’T RUSH SCOTTY’S ALBUM.
    - A concerned fan. K, thanks so much. =)