The Voice’s Amber Carrington on ‘Stay,’ ‘Crazy,’ Forgotten Lyrics — ‘I’m Glad I Didn’t Play It Safe’ – Amber Carrington recognizes that her decision to dabble in a variety of genres may have hurt her chances at winning Season 4 of The Voice. Nevertheless, she has no regrets. “Team Adam was all about taking risks and making a mark on the world,” says the eventual Top 5 finisher. “Every single song that I did was a new challenge for me, and I’m glad I didn’t play it safe.” – Read more at TV Line

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Scotty McCreery Performs At Sadie Robertson’s Sweet 16 Birthday Party – Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Scotty McCreery took a break from his first headlining tour to perform at the Sweet 16 birthday party for Sadie Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame. After the party, Sadie tweeted, “This boy made my birthday the best day of my life! So thankful that he came down for my party!” – Read more at Country Music Rocks

American idol beauty Shubha Vedula could make an explosive Bollywood debut – “I would love to (go to Bollywood) if the opportunity came,” Shubha said in an interview, weeks after she lost out in the last 20 of the prestigious American Idol competition, where her singing was watched by millions of people in the country. Shubha, who says she is ready to go to India if an opportunity came, lost out following her performance of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” in the last 20 round. – Read more at Parda Pash

Demi Lovato’s ‘Made In The USA’ Celebrates ‘How Far We’ve Come’ – Demi Lovato is proud to be an American. To prove it, she’s picked the Fourth of July to release her patriotic Demi single, “Made In the USA.” Well, it’s no coincidence that it’s being released before Fourth of July,” she said on “Good Morning America” on Friday (June 28). “I just, I’m proud [and] I know it sounds really cheesy, but I’m proud to be an American. And I’m really proud of my country and how far we’ve come.” – Read more at MTV

Big Brother Exclusive: Take a Look at the New Have-Not Room – This year’s Big Brother contestants are in for an uncomfortable surprise when they see that their Have-Not room is modeled after one of the worst places to try to get a good night’s sleep: an airplane. “When thinking about one of the most universally uncomfortable places to fall asleep, our frustrations flying coach on a commercial jet came to mind,” executive producer Allison Grodner told TVGuide.com. “Just the idea of trying to sleep a week in seats that barely recline should be bad enough but you never know there could be some turbulence ahead.” – See the photos at TV Guide

 
  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris Allen @KrisAllen
    Goin in for the last surgery on the wrist today. Again I apologize in advance for anything I say and do afterwards today. Ya just never know

  • Incipit

    I hope this last surgery is successful, and Kris can concentrate on the next big milestone in his life, becoming a Dad. It’s really been a year of mixed blessings for him, so far – wishing him the best!

  • girlygirl

    Fingers crossed the surgery is successful and he heals quickly.

  • windmills

    Heartbreaking story here. Though See You Again wouldn’t necessarily have been my choice for a Carrie single, it’s nice that it could be the vehicle for hope in situations like this.

    http://thedailyworld.com/sections/news/local/four-years-later-no-one%E2%80%99s-giving-lindsey-baum.html

    Lately, there’s a song that has captured Melissa Baum’s attention. She says it’s like Carrie Underwood plucked “See You Again” from her mind, and it makes her think of her daughter, Lindsey, who has been missing four years as of Wednesday.

    “I’ll see you again/This is not where it ends/I will carry you with me/Till I see you again,” Underwood sings.

    “There’s something about that song,” Baum said.

    Maybe it’s a mother’s unrelenting faith that, someday, her daughter will come home. Baum said since June 26, 2009, when Lindsey disappeared while walking home from a friend’s house in McCleary, she’s “never wavered” from her “100 percent” certainty that someday her daughter will be found alive.

  • girlygirl

    @krisallen

    #Needles are fun. http://instagram.com/p/bG7bH1yy8-/

    (yeah, not so much…. eek!)

  • MissMyEm

    Sending positive thoughts and best wishes for Kris to have a successful and last surgery followed by a speedy recovery.

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Crook and Chase has a 4th of July radio special country radio stations can use when their dj’s are on vacation. The special features Carrie, Kellie, and Scotty, among others…:)

    http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/119855/crook-chase-offer-4th-of-july-radio-special

  • Ari

    I just was watching clips of the Voice Australia and it is amazing. The Voice has found something with getting 4 actual singers and really have them do some amazing performances to make the show really about singing. Im not sure if this is in every country but at least all the versions Ive seen seem to follow the 3 man, 1 woman panel which Im curious about. They had Ricky world premiere his newest single but just watched a youtube of all 4 judges, including Joel Madden and Seal and some Aussie woman all singing Living La Vida Loca and it was wonderful. Its interesting that most of their coaches arent Australian. Why no US show would pick up Ricky Martin, I dont know. I have no idea what Idol plans for its next direction but I dont see how Ricky Martin would be bad – although hes probably not a mean judge. But you get a world superstar and someone who also is Hispanic.
    I also love how the audience sings HEY RICKY YOURE SO FINE YOURE SO FINE HEY RICKY. Super cute.

  • vamp111

    Scotty made this week’s US magazine for the birthday party for Sadie:

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/85a2bf8826b08cecc1a3bd6ac8098ec9/tumblr_mp0i5rNTHe1rkvgfmo1_1280.png

  • Sassycatz

    I read a movie review this morning in The Post about a documentary called “Twenty Feet From Stardom.” (It got three stars from the reviewer.) Anyway, it’s about back-up singers and, apparently, features a lot of music focusing on *them,* although major stars are interviewed in the piece. It discusses their jobs and why most of them don’t break out of their supporting roles. Even before I read the last few sentences, which mention that a former contestant from “The Voice” is featured in the film, I thought about the people on this blog and how they might be interested in this. Here’s the link to the review:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/movies/twenty-feet-from-stardom-movie-review/2013/06/27/5980e62c-ddbf-11e2-b197-f248b21f94c4_story.html

  • vamp111

    Its Kellie Pickler’s 27th birthday today.

  • irockhard

    @DurbinRock Great! Ey James, are you going 2 Nashville again?— Roxana (@roxydurb) June 27, 2013

    @roxydurb LA— James Durbin (@DurbinRock) June 28, 2013

    @DurbinRock When's the next single getting released?— irockhard (@jamesdrocks) June 28, 2013

    @jamesdrocks very very soon— James Durbin (@DurbinRock) June 28, 2013

  • girlygirl

    Happy Birthday to Kellie!

  • macfae

    When I saw Darlene Love was to be featured in it, I mentally bookmarked it as a must see. The Voice contestant is a plus.
    It opens here today and I hope to see it this weekend.

  • tucker davis

    It is amazing sometimes to read about how certain songs affect people. I was listening to a radio d j interview Phillip a few months ago, and they were discussing ‘Gone, Gone, Gone.’ During the interview a young vet called in and began to tell both the dj and Phillip how he had been comtemplating suicide one night when he happened to hear G3 on the radio. He said it changed his mind, and he was now getting help. Both the d j & P2 were speechless for a few moments, but Phillip thanked him and encouraged him on his path. It just emphasized how music can really touch people’s lives.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Update on Kris.

    katyallen @katyallen
    Surgery went great! He is in recovery now.

  • girlygirl

    Update from Kris’ wife :)

    @katyallen

    #Surgery went great! He is in recovery now.

  • Cathy Mcguire Kosak
  • nncw

    Wishing Kris a speedy and full recovery.

  • voco_qara

    I liked Ricky but he would be way too nice as a judge. He would be as useful as Steven was as a judge. If they had to bring in another voice Australia judge, my preference would be Joel Madden. He is very entertaining and has proven chemistry with Keith urban ( who was also on the voice Australia and im pretty sure he is staying on as a judge on idol).

  • justmefornow

    Very very soon sounds good!
    I wonder if it’s one of the songs already recorded then? Hmm..

  • BonnieDee

    I’m sure they will show Scotty playing the birthday party on the show. New season starts soon.

  • irockhard

    Could be or it’ll be recorded first.

  • vamp111

    That would be great, the show gets a lot of viewers.

  • justmefornow

    Beacon Audio ?@BeaconAudio40m
    Watch the latest Beacon Moment with @DurbinRock http://bit.ly/11T32EX @YouTube

    ……The Beacon Moment is an experience or series of events that changes the course of a person’s life – toward a life devoted to music. Each week a different artist tells the story of their Beacon Moment, allowing them to connect with their fans by opening up and sharing one of the most important moments in their life…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO1Vh-MFVyM&feature=share&list=UUDmSaA31wL0U7MlUgHEeIFQ

  • irockhard

    I miss the platinum blonde hair!

  • justmefornow

    lol. I was thinking the same thing. Funny, but when he first dyed it I didn’t actually feel that way.

  • irockhard

    LOL, yeah. When I first saw it I was like “I’m not sure I like this” but I eventually got used to it and I loved it, it was his best do.

  • Incipit

    Ordinarily, I would have waited for next week to post this, since DC will be singing the Star Spangled Banner for the Royals game in KC on the 4th of July – but on the 3rd he’s giving a private performance for 99.7 The Point at their Aloft-Leawood Summer Concert Series, and the contest for tickets is only open to Kansas and Missouri residents….

    So if anyone here meets that requirement and wants to try for tickets, you may need some advance notice.

    Click HERE for the entry form at the radio station. And Good luck.

    Also, Happy 2ND Anniversary to TLM today!!

  • justmefornow

    Agreed…

  • L. R. M. L.

    Hope everything goes well for him.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris Thank You to his street team LittlePawns (before surgery) On Our Way from his Brand New Shoes pre-idol cd.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hk9jClse7HQ

  • DragonFly

    That theater cast had no clue they were preparing him (a 9yr old James) to later walk out & perform on a national tv show & for other audiences Watching him tell it…you could see it was The Moment for him. Amazing to have no fear of performing on stage too–can’t relate.
    Cute story.

  • roaringpen

    Darn, I did not see that tweet.

  • roaringpen

    I loved his hair like it is in this pic. I think it was his best look ever.

  • Kariann Hart

    Brooke White has always been a favorite of mine. I am so happy to see her finding success. May this continue. She just seems like such a sweetheart.

  • Kariann Hart

    Yes, I am one who will be buying a ticket to see this film. I wonder if the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be providing promotion. As an Inductee, I would think they would promote this film for Darlene.

  • Kariann Hart

    So good to hear this news! Wishing Kris the best.

  • LA944

    Yes– I saw something about this a couple of wks ago. I’m trying to remember where–could have been something from a James Taylor google alert. Maybe his backup singers are included.

    Anyway–I saw a clip of the movie and meant to post it here. But, must have gotten distracted and forgot. Getting old-lol.
    Looks like a fantastic film. Can’t wait to see it

  • LA944