Headlines: Carrie Underwood Hurricane Benefit, ABC Sched Revolves Around Idol

Garth Brooks, George Strait and Carrie Underwood reveal hurricane benefit in Nashville – Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, George Strait and Carrie Underwood have partnered for a Nashville based star-studded benefit concert to support hurricane victims in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and additional Caribbean islands. Dubbed Country Rising, the concert is set for Nov. 12 at Bridgestone Arena. Tickets will go on sale 10 a.m. Oct. 6 at Ticketmaster.com. Additional artists will be added to the lineup in the coming weeks. – Read more at the Tennessean

ABC Is Displacing Shark Tank and Once Upon a Time to Prepare for American Idol’s Arrival – “We started with Idol and backed into the rest of the schedule,” said Andy Kubitz, evp, program planning and scheduling at ABC Entertainment. And while ABC hasn’t yet officially announced exactly where the show will air on its schedule—“Idol could go many places,” Kubitz said—all signs point to a Sunday time slot. Not only would Sundays keep Idol from competing with broadcast’s other singing competition series, The Voice, but it’s also one of ABC’s only nights that isn’t already claimed by a themed programming block. The network airs comedies on Tuesday and Wednesday, has Shonda Rhimes’ TGIT dramas on Thursday, and alternates between Dancing with the Stars and The Bachelor on Monday. – Read more at AdWeek

CBS mulling sale of Television City studios in Los Angeles – CBS Corp. is reportedly planning to sell its historic Television City studio complex on Beverly and Fairfax boulevards. Real estate brokers put the value on the property, which CBS (NYSE: CBS) has owned since the 1950s, at $500 million to $750 million, reported the Los Angeles Times. But the much sought-after location of the roughly 25-acre site, near Farmers Market and the Grove shopping center, could help drive the price to as much as $900 million in a bidding war, the newspaper said. – Read more at BizJournal

Motown Magic: Popular musical returns to Chicago – Actress/singer Trenyce, known from her appearance on season 2 of “American Idol,” is stepping into the role of Diana Ross for this current touring production of “Motown.” She said she’s honored to be playing the superstar singer. “Number 1, she was the first black icon,” Trenyce said, adding Ross was a role model of style and elegance for young black girls. “I remember my mother speaking so highly of her.” – Read more at NYTimes.com

More from WE Day in Toronto

Jordin Sparks on Teaming Up with Burlington Stores for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – How’d you link up with Burlington and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society? I’ve done a lot of work with different associations that have to do with fighting cancer and research, so it made so much sense to me. Last week when we did the launch at Burlington in New York there were three kids there who were in remission from blood cancer—it was amazing to see them smile and get them a new fall wardrobe. Their families were there. It was really nice being a part of it. – Read more at FashionWeekDaily

Scotty McCreery just spilled all the secrets about his recent marriage proposal – But what we didn’t know was that Scotty had, in fact, had Gabi’s engagement ring in his possession for a while. “We went ring shopping at the beginning of the summer,” Scotty says. “She was getting her car fixed and I mentioned that we should go get a bite to eat and maybe look at wedding rings. [Laughs.] She showed me her favorite stuff and I dropped her off at her car, and [in] the next week or two, I went back and ordered the ring.” – Read more at RareCountry

How Lauren Alaina Beat Bulimia and Became Confident In Her Own Skin – That’s when she knew she had a problem. “I remember my doctors examining my vocal cords and asking if I had an eating disorder and I instantly said no,” she said. “But then my mom, who was in the room with me, said my name in her ‘mom voice’ and I just lost it. I didn’t realize that she knew or that anyone knew. But the thing with eating disorders is that people know and I think getting the help you need starts there.” Today, Alaina has come a long way. After undergoing surgery to fix her vocal cords, she began going to therapy for her bulimia and focused on getting better. Now, she focuses on eating healthy foods that fuel her. – Read more at Shape

Chatting With Craig Wayne Boyd And Jason Crosby, Plus A Sunbathers Premiere – I started recording Top Shelf about two years ago but we didn’t have a way to put out the album. This year, I was fortunate to have Copperline Music Group sign me to the label, so we went back in the studio and recorded a whole new batch of songs. “Stuck In My Head” was the one that really stuck out, so now we’re releasing it to country radio. – Read more at HuffPo

C’est Prune: Ally Hernandez – On Fifth Harmony Losing the X Factor – Prune: You originally auditioned for The X Factor in 2012 and had a roller coaster experience. What was it like to compete on the show? Ally: Competing on The X Factor was a very crazy experience. Everything was constantly changing and there were so many stressful moments. It all happened at once and I became an adult. Obviously, it was an amazing experience because it led me to where I am today. Prune: When Fifth Harmony did not win The X Factor, did that concern you as a group? Ally: After the show, we were a little bummed. Right after the show we had a party with Simon (Cowell) and the contestants. At that party, we were told we were being signed to a major record label. We were so excited that nothing else mattered but that. – Prune Magazine

Camila Cabello on Debut Album: ‘This Sounds Like Me and Only Me’ – As Cabello perfects her debut statement as a singular artist outside of her former group, she is adjusting to the independence and authority she now has over her music. “[The songs were] mostly written by other people,” she recalls of the quick, two week process to make Fifth Harmony albums. “There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, it’s just not for me. It has to be me in order for me to be happy with the result. I get to make mistakes, correct them and learn and keep growing.” – Read more at RollingStone

How America’s Got Talent’s Mandy Harvey Relearned to Sing After Becoming Deaf at Age 19 – America’s Got Talent finalist Mandy Harvey recently astounded the crowd with her powerful voice and message — the same message of strength found in her new book, Sensing the Rhythm: Finding My Voice in a World Without Sound. Out Tuesday, the book reveals the singular challenges she’s overcome since losing her residual hearing at age 19. – Read more at People.com

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