Headlines: Carrie Underwood Sings with Hero, DWTS Cast Reveal Day is Coming

Dancing with the Stars Season 28 Cast to Be Unveiled Wednesday August 21 on Good Morning America

Carrie Underwood Sings With Her Childhood Hero Bryan White – Carrie Underwood marked another milestone in her career on Tuesday (August 13), fulfilling a dream stretching back to her childhood. During her Opry set, she invited ’90s country star Bryan White to perform with her. Both artists grew up in Oklahoma, and White served as a musical role model for Underwood — who revealed that she was once a member of the Bryan White Fan Club, according to CMT. iHeartRadio reports the two sang “I’m Not Supposed to Love You Anymore.”

Jennifer Hudson Hosts ‘Hatch Day’ To Bring School Supplies To Kids In Need – Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson and her sister, activist Julia Hudson, hosted their ninth annual Hatch Day at Bellevue Ministry Center at 107th and Halsted in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood Wednesday morning. They gave away full backpacks to thousands of students to help get ready for school. They created the event in honor of Hudson’s nephew Julian King, who was shot and killed along with Hudson’s brother and mother almost 11 years ago. – Read more at ChicagoCBSLocal

‘Woodsock’ Charity Concert to Benefit Homeless, Feature ‘American Idol’ Contestant – While Woodstock 50 never made it off the ground, the organization Knock Knock Give a Sock — which provides socks to homeless people — will host a mini-music fest and fundraiser aptly called “Woodsock” on September 15th at Zanger Hall in New York City. The event will feature performances from musicians who are living in homes or homeless shelters, or have previously experienced homelessness. Among them is Dennis Lorenzo, a Philadelphia musician who was homeless for several years but eventually got his music career off the ground and made it to the Top 10 of American Idol during Season 18. – Read more at Rollingstone

“American Idol” finalist Uche performs new song, “Rager” – Promotes Idol Auditions – He won over the judges and won voters hearts across the country last season on “American Idol.” Now powerhouse singer Uche is helping kick off the next round in the search for the next idol. He performed his original song, “Rager.” – WJLAWashington

Houston singer Sundance Head moves past ‘The Voice’ with debut album – “I was pretty depressed with what went down after ‘Idol,’ ” he says. “And I was going to give up. But music never gave up on me. I’m probably the only artist who has been signed to five (expletive) major labels and never had an album come out.”
Head laughs, as he’s quick to do, an almost machine-gun-like “hehehehehe” that lays some sort of cover for self-doubt. “But I’m doing better now. I’m not going to change what I do. Whether I’m playing stadiums or bars, I don’t give a (expletive),” he says. “I know who I am, and I just want to sing.” – Read more at Houston Chronicle

Simon Cowell Says Kodi Lee’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ Performance Left Him ‘Slightly Speechless’ – Extra’s Terri Seymour caught up with judge and executive producer Simon Cowell on the “America’s Got Talent” red carpet last night at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, where he greeted contestant Kodi Lee, who had just stunned the audience with an inspiring version of “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” – Read more at Extra

Simon Cowell on America’s Got Talent’s Blind, Autistic Singer Kodi Lee’s Tear-Inducing Performance – So, do we have the season 14 winner in our sights? “We have said that before on certain shows and ….,” Simon didn’t finish the thought, but added, “Judging by the audiences’ reaction and just walking down the carpet tonight, everyone is talking about him, and what I felt myself, it was one of those occasions when someone has a huge first audition and then matches that performance on the Live Shows. That doesn’t happen a lot, but what he did with the song was actually quite incredible. It was the perfect end to a live show.” – Read more at Parade.com

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