Headlines: Carrie Underwood Set for WE Fest, Cassadee Pope, David Archuleta

On CMT Artists of the Year Tonight…American Idol judges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan

Carrie Underwood to Headline WE Fest Detroit in 2018

Cassadee Pope Helped Induct Chris Young into the Grand Ole Opry

David Archuleta returns to Manila for concert

Carrie Underwood performs Mastercard Gig

Casey Abrams, Mark Ballas, Alexander Jean Celebrate the Holidays.

The American Idol alum, DWTS pro and his wife are up to something…

American Idol Kris Allen in Studio with Charlie Peacock

Kris Allen is also up to something with Horizons producer, Charlie Peacock

 

Doing some fun stuff with my man @charliepeacock today.

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Fantasia On Marriage: ‘I Had To Clean My Slate First, Then I Met My King’ – After years of singing about heartbreak, Fantasia found true love and married her husband Kendall Taylor in 2015. While Fantasia continues to reach new heights in her singing career, she just released her sixth album, Christmas After Midnight, which also happens to be the singer’s first-ever holiday album. – Read more at Essence

‘Voice’ runner-up Adam Wakefield performing in Woodstock Friday – Wakefield said that he feels fortunate to be where he is. “As much as you can be yourself and play the kind of music you can, is great,” he said. “For me, I’m lucky, because there’s a lot of artists doing exactly what they think they need to do to make a living, so people will buy their records and listen to their music. I have the luxury of attempting to play music that is not as mainstream as everything else. I’m able to do what I do best and put it out there, and if it ends up working, great” – Read more at Tribune Ledger News

Puyallup farm featured on ‘State Plate’ TV show for its raspberries – With the brothers on board, Hicks and his crew visited Picha’s Berry Farm at 6502 52nd St. E. in July. At first, Dan and Russ weren’t sure of what to expect when the crew arrived bright and early at 6 a.m., but the brothers’ crews were already out harvesting the raspberries, which grow on about 10 out of the farm’s 60 acres. During raspberry season from the end of June to the end of the July, crews harvest every day between 5 a.m. and 1 p.m. “They were in the mix of daily activities,” Dan said about the production crew. – Read more at The News Tribune

Born in Rexburg’s winter, ‘Deep Love’ transcends both death and expectations – Jon Peter Lewis plays the character of Old Bones, a deceased man trying to maintain his claim on a living lover. Lewis has played Old Bones and served as the rock opera’s director since the beginning. He admitted he was skeptical when Hayes and Sherwood first conceived it — a rock opera is no small undertaking — but was immediately sold when he heard the songs. “And I had a lot of visions of what it could become, right there in the moment,” Lewis said. The group’s experience at the New York Musical Theatre festival, according to those interviewed, was a mixed bag of sorts. Lewis said it put them on the radar, and certainly upped the musical’s production value. But “Deep Love” isn’t formatted like your average Broadway musical. For one, the entire show is sung, like an opera. The songs come first, with the narrative supporting the songs. On Broadway it’s typically the opposite. – Read more at Herald Extra

Formerly Anorexic Lindsey Stirling Struggling to Keep Weight on While on DWTS: ‘I’m Not Used to Eating This Much’ – “I’m not used to eating this much, but I lost 8 lbs. in the first two or three weeks, so now I’m on a new regimen,” continued Stirling, who rehearses with partner Mark Ballas up to 6 hours a day. “I’m eating steaks all the time, still trying to be really healthy but just trying to get calories, eating full peanut butter scoops.” – Read more at People

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