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“DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2016” ADDS PERFORMERS TO THE BILLBOARD HOLLYWOOD PARTY: ALESSIA CARA, DNCE, NICK JONAS, MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS, OMI, PENTATONIX AND NATHAN SYKES – Alessia Cara, DNCE, Nick Jonas, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, OMI, Pentatonix and Nathan Sykes are the final performers to join the biggest music celebration of the year on ABC’s telecast of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016.” Hosted by Fergie, the Billboard Hollywood Party will feature performances by headliner One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer, Fall Out Boy, Andy Grammer, Ellie Goulding, Elle King, Tove Lo, Rachel Platten and WALK THE MOON. The star-studded evening will reach millions of fans worldwide in the hour’s surrounding the 2016 countdown. The full evening will include over 38 performances and 5 ½ hours of music. America’s biggest celebration of the year will take place on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31 beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the ABC Television Network. – via dc productions press release
Dierks Bentley Replaces Blake Shelton to Co-Host the 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS® Live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016 on the CBS Television Network – Superstars Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will co-host the 51st ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, returning to Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena and broadcast LIVE on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. The show, produced by dick clark productions, will mark reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan’s fourth consecutive turn hosting the Awards, and Bentley’s first time hosting a LIVE televised event. “When we found ourselves searching for a new co-host I didn’t have to look much further than my own circle of friends so Dierks was a natural choice,” said Bryan. “We have a lot of fun together and I know the fans will be in for something special.” – via dc productions press release
Sawyer Fredericks on Shyness, Dark Songs, and Life After ‘The Voice’ – Fredericks comes across as innocent, somehow unpolluted by the world, which is what makes the seriousness of his original songs so arresting. He began writing after he learned a few chords on the guitar, at age eleven, and some of the grave lyrics he came up with worried his mother. “She was a little shocked at one of the songs that I wrote that was called ‘Out My Window,’” he shares, “which was basically a suicidal song, and she was very concerned, and I had to explain to her that it was really just me coming up with a story and putting myself into it. I was trying to explain to her that it wasn’t me in the story.” The song appears on his 2013 independent album by the same name, recorded when Fredericks was fourteen, before his voice had deepened. (“On the Out My Window album, my voice sounds like an angel voice,” he chuckles.) The collection of tunes — about love and longing and profound sadness — sounds eerily mature coming from an adolescent, especially one who, to date, says he’s never been in love. – Read more at The Village Voice
Jeffery Austin Reveals the Best Advice Gwen Stefani Ever Gave Him on The Voice – “It was really comforting,” Austin told E! News’ Sibley Scoles about his big duet with coach Gwen Stefani. “It was just kind of like me and her during our rehearsal, it felt like. It was such a cool song. We found a song that just happened to be perfect for both of our voices, strangely enough, because we have very different styles of voices, so I was really happy we found something that we both loved and felt great about.” – Read more at EOnline