Headlines: DeAndre Brackensick Kickstarter, Keith Urban Busks in Nashville

American Idol Season 10 singer Deandre Brackensick Crowdfunding EP – American Idol season 10 singer Deandre Brackensick has started a Kickstarter campaign to raise 8K to produce an EP. “Been through a lot of ups and downs in the music industry so I decided to just do my own music independently.” the singer writes. “Want to make a record.” The list of perks are pretty slim. The only way to receive a copy of the album is to pledge $50.

MULTIPLE GRAMMY®NOMINEE CHANCE THE RAPPER, TWO-TIME GRAMMY WINNER LITTLE BIG TOWN AND TWO-TIME NOMINEE STURGILL SIMPSON TO PERFORM ON “THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®” FEB. 12 ON CBS – Music’s Biggest Night® continues to get bigger with newly added performances by current seven-time GRAMMY® nominee Chance The Rapper; two-time GRAMMY winner Little Big Town; and current two-time GRAMMY nominee Sturgill Simpson. Two-time current GRAMMY® nominee William Bell and GRAMMY winner Gary Clark Jr. will also take the stage for a special collaborative performance. Previously announced performers include Adele, Daft Punk, Dave Grohl, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Metallica, Maren Morris, Anderson .Paak, A Tribe Called Quest, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and The Weeknd. Award-winning host and performer James Corden is set to host Music’s Biggest Night® for the first time. THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® will be broadcast live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 12 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/5:00-8:30 PM, live PT; 6:00-9:30 PM, live MT) on the CBS Television Network. – Read more at CBS Express.com

Clive Davis Doc, Concert to Open Tribeca Film Festival – The documentary Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives will open the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, complete with a chart-topper concert at Radio City Music Hall. Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson and Earth, Wind & Fire, among others, will perform after the doc’s world premiere on April 19. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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Houston Texans’ Players Sing With Jordin Sparks At Radio Row – Sparks sang one of her top hits One Step at a Time, which reached number seventeen on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2008. The song also topped out at number three on the Mainstream Top 40 that year. The best part of this has to be the awkward Houston Texans’ players that actually knew some of the words and sang along. Not only did they sing along, but they danced awkwardly behind Sparks as well. – ESPN

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Lauren Alaina Reveals Why ‘Three’ Is ‘My Favorite Song I’ve Ever Written’ – “It’s probably my favorite song I’ve ever written,” she says. “I’ve written a lot, but it’s just super personal. I wrote it for my family and for my fans, and for myself. It’s one of those songs where I just talked about what I’ve done over the last six years, and the sacrifices I’ve made to be in this music business, which is crazy and fast-paced, and out of town all the time. In a different hotel every day, and a different city, missing birthdays and missing things with my family. I wanted to write a song to tell them that I’ve missed them too, but I’m right where I’m supposed to be.” – Read more at Taste of Country

Lauren Alaina on Body Image, Self-Esteem and Confident New Album – “Can y’all guess what I was singing?” she asks, popping out the plastic contraption. Alaina’s been known to do this sort of thing on Facebook and Snapchat, where you can often find her singing Black Eyed Peas songs while wearing a unicorn onesie. Since it’s been five years – “five years, three months, 16 days,” as she points out – between the release of her debut album Wildflowers and her new LP Road Less Traveled, she’s had to do a lot to keep the fans interested. “It’s a miracle I kept my record deal that long,” she jokes. In reality, that is a lifetime in the music industry, but time she put to good use to understand herself. – Read more at Rolling Stone

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Keith Urban Pulls in $8 Busking – He was singing “Wasted Time,” but by no means was Keith Urban wasting any time. First of all, he earned $8. So that’s not nothing. And he entertained all kinds of people passing by the sidewalk at 5th Avenue and Broadway in Nashville. Urban’s street busking endeavor Wednesday (Feb. 1) outside Legends Corner was not so much a money-making one, but rather a part of a video he was shooting for the upcoming Country Radio Seminar’s New Faces show. – Read more at CMT.com

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