Headlines: American Idol’s Caleb Johnson Finds His Voice, Maddie Poppe Talks

American Idol Winner Maddie Poppe tells us how to pronounce her name and does an amazing rendition of “I will Survive!

From the Can We Talk with Mathew Blades and Priscilla podcast.

Laine Hardy interview with MSNBC’s Richard Lui

Laine Hardy interviewed on the Bright Focus Gala Red Carpet on Thursday (June 6)

Asheville’s Caleb Johnson Won ‘American Idol.’ Five Years Later, He’s Found His Own Voice – “‘Born From Southern Ground’ is me,” he said. “It was my vision, it was my baby. I wrote that record, I co-produced that record, I funded that record. That was nobody else telling me what to do.” Johnson stops just short of disowning the first album he made just months after winning “American Idol,” critical mainly of the sound and the record label’s choice of producer. “The show got canceled on FOX like two years after I won, so all the contracts were null and void,” he explained. “The management company shut down, they went bankrupt, and I went like ‘Hallelujah,’ and that was it. I was a new man.” – Listen at BPR.org

‘American Idol’ Caleb Johnson to release 2nd album this week – “This is the album I’ve always wanted to make and I’m super excited for people to hear it”, declares Johnson. “It’s real, raw and honest. Music is a religious experience and can be life changing. Moving forward I hope this album will inspire others the way I was inspired when I first heard the gospel through rock ‘n roll.” – 13WLOS

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