Headlines: Cassadee Pope Publishing Deal, Carrie Underwood Avoids Politics

Grammy-Nominated Singer-Songwriter Cassadee Pope Signs With BMG Music Publishing – Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Cassadee Pope has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with BMG Music Publishing. “We are thrilled to welcome Cassadee to the BMG family,” says BMG’s Creative Director A&R, Courtney Allen. “Her talent, hard work, perseverance and commitment to artistic integrity have set her on an incredible path into the next chapter of her career and we are proud to be part of it.” – Read more at Celebrity Access.com

Carrie Underwood reflects on feeling ‘alone,’ explains why she stays away from politics -“I try to stay far out of politics if possible, at least in public, because nobody wins. It’s crazy. Everybody tries to sum everything up and put a bow on it, like it’s black and white. And it’s not like that.” She cites as an example the reaction to her recent single The Bullet, which looked at the long-running emotional impact of a shooting death. “Immediately people said ‘Oh you have a song about gun control!’” she sighs. “It was more about the lives that were changed by something terrible happening. And it does kind of bug me when people take a song, or take something I said and try to pigeonhole or force me to pick a side or something. It’s a discussion – a long discussion.” – Read more at The Guardian

Adam Lambert Dishes on the End of Madonna & Lady Gaga Feud, Performing for Cher on ‘Watch What Happens Live’

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Fantasia: ‘I’m Just Now Building Myself Back Up’ [VIDEO] – *Fantasia hit up “The Tammi Mac Show” in L.A. following the BET Awards, where she dished about how she stays in great shape and why she cooks her own food, drives her own car and does everything for herself, – Read more at Eurweb

Kellie Pickler gets back to music at Freedom Over Texas in Houston – Her last collection of originals, however, was 2013’s “The Woman I Am.” New music, then, is long overdue. “I have to dust off my vocal cords. They’ve been on the shelf for awhile,” Pickler says in her trademark twang. She performs Thursday at the city’s annual Fourth of July celebration at Eleanor Tinsley and Sam Houston parks on Buffalo Bayou. “My only fear is, and this is just in general, I never want to disappoint anyone,” Pickler says of getting back onstage. “I always want everyone to be happy. I just want harmony. But music is such a safe place for me. I’m more excited about the show than anything.” – Read more at Houston Chronicle

Terry Crews Says He Is Off The Hollywood Plantation: ‘I’m A Slave Who Ran Away’

That same day, the 50-year-old America’s Got Talent host stopped by SiriusXM Urban View and discussed being off the “Hollywood plantation” while he was in the middle of being banned from the industry after coming forward about his alleged sexual assault by talent agent Adam Venit. – Via Just Jared

How Songland’s Shane McAnally Went from Homeless to Country’s Hottest Hitmaker – Before he became one of Nashville’s biggest behind-the-scenes player, Shane McAnally was struggling to make ends meet. “We met at a pool,” recalls McAnally, 44, who was struggling with his sexuality at the time. “I thought it would just be a weekend hookup.” But the pair (McAnally in L.A., Baum in Atlanta) began dating long-distance, and the songwriter slowly started coming out. “I remember the first time I ever got asked to do an artist trip where you get on the bus with a big artist. It was Luke Bryan,” McAnally recalls. “I was so, like, ‘Does he know that I’m gay? He wants me to do this?’ I remember someone in our office that was setting it up just being like, ‘I don’t know. Should I tell him?’ I was like, ‘I don’t know.’ So there was still a hangover of that. But he never said anything — we’re friends!” – Read more at People

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