Headlines: American Idol Auditions at CMA Fest, Liam Payne Drank to Cope,

Musicians On Call Raises $330,000 at 20th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration Presented by Pepsi in Nashville, Headlined By Blake Shelton – Musicians On Call (MOC), a nonprofit that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities, hosted the20th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration Presented by Pepsi at the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum this past Friday night (May 31), raising $330,000, the most funds raised at a MOC event in Nashville to date. This exclusive concert celebrated the organization’s 20th anniversary of delivering the healing power of music and featured a live performance by headliner Blake Shelton and Cale Dodds.Universal Music Group Nashville recording artist Lauren Alaina received the Music Heals award. – Read more at Broadway.com

Laine Hardy, American Idol Winner 2019, will make his charitable debut at BrightFocus Foundation’s awards gala – BrightFocus Foundation is hosting its fourth annual dinner to celebrate and showcase some of the world’s most promising science to end Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration and glaucoma. Laine Hardy, Winner, American Idol 2019 on ABC, makes his first visit to Washington and his charitable debut, proud to be performing to support BrightFocus Foundation’s scientific research and cause. – Read more at Brightfocus.org

American Idol Auditions Kick Off at the CMA Fest in Nashville This Weekend

“You can audition for #AmericanIdol at #CMAFest this Friday and Saturday! Visit the ABC Summer Fun & Games activation in Fan Alley (4th and Broadway) for more information on becoming #TheNextIdol.”

Parade set to honor ‘American Idol’ star Laci Kaye Booth – A parade is planned in honor of ‘American Idol’ contestant Laci Kaye Booth. The parade is set for 10 a.m. on June 8, according to a news release from the City of Livingston. The parade will travel through downtown Livingston, starting at East Feagin Street and proceeding down North Washington Avenue/Business 59 before ending at East Abbey Street. At 11 a.m., a homecoming reception and concert will be held at the Polk County Commerce Center, 1017 Highway 59 Loop North. Admission is free. – Read more at KTRE.com

The Voice’s Chris Jamison Gives Some Excellent Advice with His New Single ‘Go’ – Jamison shares, “I’m a worrier by nature and specifically struggle with OCD. At times, certain thoughts or memories will get stuck in my head and I can become a prisoner of my own mind, unable to let specific thoughts or memories escape me. Writing “Go” was my way of fighting back against my OCD and the anxiety that comes with it. During those times, all I can do is focus on the things that I know to be true, rather than focusing on all of the different thoughts floating around in my head. All I can do is trust what I’ve always known, and let the other stuff go!” – Read more at Parade Magazine

Go Behind the Scenes at Live In the Vineyard Goes Country 2019! All the Photos

Bachelor Ben Higgins poses with show alum Amanda Stanton, American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and his wife Gabi and fellow Bachelor ladies Ashley Iaconetti and Tayshia Adams at Blue Note at the JaM Cellars Ballroom. See all the photos at People Magazine

Carrie Underwood Thanks Her Fans

On Tuesday (June 4) the American Idol season 4 winner kicked off her week at the CMA Festival with a fan party and appearance at the Grand Ole Opry. “Grateful to share the day with #CareBears from around the world!! Thank you for an amazing Fan Club Party!!!”

Liam Payne Says He Coped with One Direction Fame by Drinking: ‘It Got a Little Bit Toxic’ – “It’s difficult when you have the level of fame that we had in the band,” he admitted. “There have been a lot of people in trouble with mental health that aren’t really getting the help that they need, and I think that’s a bit of a problem in our industry. It’s the same s— that happens to everyone, that’s been happening since the ‘70s. You know what the traps are and if you are lucky enough, like me, to be able to get out of that scenario and back into a sense of normality, then you know it’s a bit different.” To help manage the strain, he often coped with alcohol. “It’s almost like putting the Disney costume on before you step up on stage and underneath the Disney costume I was pissed quite a lot of the time because there was no other way to get your head around what was going on,” he says. “I mean, it was fun. We had an absolute blast, but there were certain parts of it where it just got a little bit toxic.” – Read more at People

‘America’s Got Talent’ Host Terry Crews Reflects On His Career-Defining Ambition: “I Wanted People To See Me, And See What Was Possible” – A multifaceted and tenacious talent 20 years into his screen career, Terry Crews has always defied the efforts of others to put him in a certain box. A former NFL player who moved to Los Angeles in 1997 to pursue acting, Crews built a career with a specific mission in mind. “I wanted people to see me, and see what was possible,” the actor says. “I’m telling you man, it took a long time to get here. I’m 50 years old, and now I’ve actually changed the way people could see people like me.” – Read more at Deadline

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