CMT SPOTLIGHTS MULTIPLE GENRES AND GENERATIONS AT “2018 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR” WITH SEVEN NEW PERFORMANCES – To continue this year’s celebration of women, CMT has added seven new powerhouse performances to the “2018 CMT Artists of the Year” lineup: Carrie Underwood with CMT Next Women of Country and tour mates Maddie & Tae and Runaway June; Miranda Lambert and Pistol Annies; Kelsea Ballerini with Alison Krauss; Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman with soul legend Gladys Knight; and Hillary Scott with singer-songwriter Tori Kelly and Grammy-award winning gospel artist Kirk Franklin. In addition, honoree Maren Morris will join forces with Brandi Carlile for a powerful tribute to late icon Aretha Franklin. The 9th annual special premieres LIVE from Nashville on Wednesday, October 17 at 8:00pm ET/PT – Via PR Release
MULTI-PLATINUM SINGER/SONGWRITER CAMILA CABELLO AND AWARD-WINNING CHART TOPPERS SHAWN MENDES WITH ZEDD TO PERFORM AT THE “2018 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®” – dick clark productions and ABC today announced a performance from multiplatinum singer/songwriter Camila Cabello, as well as a first-time AMA collaboration from multi-platinum artist Shawn Mendes with award-winning artist/DJ/producer Zedd, for the “2018 American Music Awards.” Cabello, Mendes and Zedd join previously announced performers benny blanco with Halsey and Khalid, Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin, Mariah Carey, Ciara featuring Missy Elliott, Dua Lipa, Panic! At The Disco, Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, as well as a special tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, the “2018 American Music Awards,” the world’s largest fan-voted awards show, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC. – via PR Release
American Idol winner Maddie Poppe plays her first post-show concert in Los Angeles
I am so excited to announce that I am playing my first show in LA! November 13th at @TheHotelCafe!
— Maddie Poppe (@MaddiePoppe) October 3, 2018
Carrie Underwood Chooses Kindness
Throughout the entire month of October, ABC, Freeform and Disney Channel will roll out a series of customized public service announcements (PSAs) with fan favorite stars that call on audiences to end negativity, celebrate their differences, support love and, ultimately, choose kindness. Serving as the primary ambassadors for the campaign are radio and television personality Ryan Seacrest and multi-platinum selling superstar Carrie Underwood.
— RADIO DISNEY (@radiodisney) October 2, 2018
‘American Idol’ alum Haley Reinhart performs her new single – “American Idol” alum and Chicago native, Haley Reinhart, stops by “Windy City LIVE” to perform her new single, “Don’t Know How to Love You.” – Watch at ABC7.com
Shayla Winn advances in ‘American Idol’ auditions – Chesterfield’s Shayla Winn has again advanced to another round of auditions for “American Idol.” Since Sept. 3, Winn, a senior at Thomas Dale High School, has aced auditions in Richmond and Atlanta for the singing competition TV show. She will now head to her first round of auditions that will be partially filmed for television. “It was nerve-wracking, but it was cool at the same time,” says the 17-year-old of her Atlanta audition, which took place Sept. 20. – Read more Chesterfield Observer
‘American Idol’ hopeful: Chesterfield student who lost her sight will audition before show’s celebrity judges – What a difference a year makes. Shayla Winn, a senior in Thomas Dale High School’s performing arts program, suddenly lost her sight last year. Now, she’s preparing to audition for the “American Idol” singing competition in front of celebrity judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan. “When my mom told me I made it to the second round of auditions, I was like ‘Oh!’ ” the bubbly, outgoing 17-year-old said during a break in show choir practice at the Chesterfield County school. – Read more at Richmond.com
‘The Voice’: Canterbury grad gets second chance on The Comeback Stage – “Obviously, I was a little disappointed there,” says Rivers, 23, who now lives in Durham, North Carolina. “But to be honest, it was just such an incredible experience to be there, and I really wasn’t upset at all. … I was just soaking it all in.” Then the Canterbury School graduate got a lucky break: He’s getting a second chance in a new online competition called “The Comeback Stage.” Rivers and five other “The Voice” singers will get coaching sessions from pop singer Kelsea Ballerini. Starting Oct. 15 they’ll begin competing against each other in an online version of the main show’s Battle Rounds. – Read more at News-Press