COUNTRY MUSIC SUPERSTAR BLAKE SHELTON TO PERFORM AT “PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2017” – CBS and The People’s Choice Awards announced today that country music superstar Blake Shelton will perform at PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2017, live from the Microsoft Theater L.A. Live, Wednesday, Jan. 18 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Shelton, who won his first People’s Choice Award in 2016 for “Favorite Male Country Artist” and is nominated in 2017 for “Favorite Male Artist,” “Favorite Male Country Artist” and “Favorite Album,” joins previously announced performers Fifth Harmony. Hosted by Joel McHale (THE GREAT INDOORS), The People’s Choice Awards are the only major awards show where fans determine the nominees and winners across categories of movies, music, television and digital. – Read more at CBS Express
Dalton Rapattoni (from American Idol) – DREAM TOUR Ep. 461
Blake Shelton on Adding ‘Voice’ Alumni to His 2017 Tour: ‘Their Connection With Viewers Is Real’ – “There’s a tremendous number of talented people that come on The Voice and the talent and connection with viewers is real and tangible,” Shelton tells ET in an exclusive statement. “Sundance had amazing sales on iTunes and America voted him the winner. And RaeLynn made a connection on The Voice and is having success with her single, ‘Love Triangle.’ That talent and connection is why I’m excited for them and excited they will be joining me on tour.” – Read more at Entertainment Tonight
The Voice 6 Winner Josh Kaufman on the Move
Busy week back at home after spending last week in Boston recording with @bleutopia. Keeping the new music coming!
— Josh Kaufman (@iamjoshkaufman) January 13, 2017
American Idol season 12 winner Candice Glover: New Year New Plans
I’m back. Let’s start this year off right… New album, new tour! Stay tuned.
— Candice Glover (@CandiceGlover) January 12, 2017
Kelly Clarkson rocks Cars.com auto show week party at The Fillmore – Kelly Clarkson did a make-good on Tuesday night, Jan. 10, at the Fillmore Detroit.
And that was good news all the way around. The inaugural “American Idol” champ was slated to perform at Cars.com’s annual Best Of Awards — an invitation-only affair that’s one of the hottest parties of North American International Auto Show Week — last January but was sidelined by a pregnancy (she gave birth to a son, her second child, last April). She made up for the miss with a robust and stripped-down 85-minute set that hit all of her career highlights, from her first hit “Since U Been Gone” to her interpretation for “It’s Quiet Uptown” from last month’s “Hamilton Mixtape.” – Read more at Macomb Daily.com
American Idol Season 8 Winner Kris Allen Back from Mideast Military Tour
Back in the USA. Just got off a 14 hour flight and about to get on a 6 hour one. Had such a blast out in UAE and Qatar with the different bases and especially the @afcentband They were so amazing to work with and an even better hang. I’ll give you guys a little more recap on what went down equipped with videos and everything after I catch up on some sleep and my eyes aren’t bloodshot anymore.
Oh and this…
Uh…this happened in Qatar the other day. Yes that is me. Yes I'm screaming. No I never had a chance. I still love you Opal. Thanks to the dog trainers for giving us the low down on how amazing the dogs and their trainers are and how it all plays a part in the protection of one country. ?? ? @thenmarie #usa #qatar #military @afcentband
Life after ‘American Idol’: Danny Gokey interview – As a sign of his growing stature, Gokey has graduated from a touring van to a bonafide tour bus. “I bring my family with me a lot, especially when I do a four or five-day show run,” he said. “It’s a lot of work [with two young children] but it’s well worth it. It’s the whole point. I know God has given me grace and the ammunition as an artist to take full advantage of that.” He said he sees his career from a different vantage point vs. 2009. “I came off ‘American Idol’ and started doing shows. My music didn’t get picked up on radio and the audiences dwindled really quickly. You got to the point where it was almost embarrassing to get on stage. Is anyone going to be there?’ ” – Read more at AJC.com
‘American Idol’ finalist Colton Dixon, playing Winter Jam tour, finds ‘Identity’ – “I kind of like to write with a concept in mind,” Dixon says in a phone call from Myrtle Beach, S.C., before his final concert before joining Winter Jam, contemporary Christian music’s largest annual tour, which plays at Reading’s Santander Arena at 7 p.m. Jan. 19. “Concept albums they don’t really exist a lot anymore, just because it’s such a singles market. People don’t go out to Walmart to buy a full record, but I still kind of like doing it that way. I think you’re able to kind of focus your songs on a grand, central idea or theme. – Read more at McCall.com
X Factor’s Simon Cowell just got a whole lot richer – X Factor boss Simon Cowell is enjoying quite the start to the new year. It’s been revealed this week that the music mogul has cashed in by selling part of his Syco company to Sony Music.
Sony Music’s stake in Simon’s company is now at 75% and Simon will enjoy a whopping £86 million for giving away part of his share, which has been cut to 20% in total. Simon’s already received a cash pay out of £52.4 million and will get the remaining £33.4 million by 2021. – Read more at TellyMix.co.uk