Headlines: ABC Renews Rockin’ Eve Deal, Adam Lambert to Perform for Princess Kate

ABC and Dick Clark Productions Renew Deal for “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” Through Jan. 1, 2029 – The Top-Rated New Year’s Eve Celebration Will Air Live Sunday, Dec. 31, at 8 p.m. on ABC. ABC and Dick Clark Productions announced today they have extended their agreement for “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” for five years. The must-see New Year’s Eve celebration will air on the network through Jan. 1, 2029. – Read more at Futon Critic

Music’s Biggest Stars Set to Perform on “Christmas at Graceland,” Set for Nov. 29 on NBC and Peacock – Alanis Morissette, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Kane Brown, Lainey Wilson, Lana Del Rey, Post Malone, and The War And Treaty will each pay tribute to Elvis with exclusive, one-of-a-kind performances from inside the Graceland estate. Through these spectacular performances, viewers will be invited to witness firsthand the legacy and spirit of this treasured family home. “Christmas at Graceland,” is set to air live on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and simulcast on Peacock. – Read more at Futon Critic

Nominees Revealed For 2024 CRS New Faces – Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) has announced the nominees for this year’s New Faces of Country Music Show, which will take place at Country Radio Seminar (CRS) 2024 (Feb. 28 – March 1). The artists nominated for consideration are George Birge (Records Nashville), Chayce Beckham (American Idol 2021 winner) (BMG Nashville), Dillon Carmichael (Riser House), Corey Kent (The Voice 6 alum) (Sony Music Nashville/RCA), Megan Moroney (Sony Music Nashville/Columbia), Conner Smith (The Valory Music Co.) and Warren Zeiders (Warner Music Nashville). Co-partnered by the Academy of Country Music and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the New Faces of Country Music Show has been a hallmark event at CRS for over five decades. It showcases five emerging artists who have achieved significant success at country radio during the qualification period. For 2024, the qualification period spans from Nov. 1, 2022, to Oct. 31, 2023. – Read more at MusicRow

Adam Lambert to Perform for the Princess of Wales 2023 Together at Christmas Carol Service – The American Idol and Queen frontman writes on Instagram: “Looking forward to a very special night… we’re thrilled to be performing together as part of The Princess of Wales’ 2023 Together at Christmas Carol Service with @earlychildhood on December 8th!”

American Idol 2018 Winner Maddie Poppe Announces 2023 Christmas Tour – “Coming back at you with our annual Christmas show, but this time, I’m bringing the whole band! See you in December!!” Maddie writes on Instagram. She’s got four shows scheduled in her home state Iowa and in North Carolina.

Jennifer Hudson, Chance the Rapper and Quincy Jones Teaming Up to Reopen Chicago’s Ramova Theatre – Chicago icons Jennifer Hudson, Chance the Rapper and Quincy Jones have teamed up to reopen and revitalize the Ramova Theatre, located in the South Side neighborhood of Bridgeport, after the venue’s nearly 40-year dormancy. With Hudson, Chance and Jones as co-owners, the Ramova will reopen in fall 2023 as a 1,500-capacity live music venue with a grill, beer garden and brewery in partnership with Other Half Brewing. “My mother always taught us to take care of home first, so to support the rehabilitation of this extraordinary theater with such a rich history in Chicago means more to me than one could imagine,” Hudson said. “I am honored and thrilled to help build this new home for artists and highlight this special community in new ways that will reach far beyond the neighborhoods we call home.” – Read more at Variety

Madilyn Bailey Welcomes First Baby, Daughter Bobbie, with Husband Jimmy Benrud: ‘Our Little Miracle Bean’ – The Season 16 America’s Got Talent favorite, 30, has welcomed her first baby, daughter Bobbie Bailey, with husband Jimmy Benrud, the couple revealed on Instagram Thursday. Daughter Bobbie Bailey was born on Wednesday, Nov. 15. “Welcome to the world Bobbie Bailey ?11.15.23? it was not an easy journey to get to this day. But every bit of it was worth it! We love you so much our little miracle bean ??,” she captioned the set of shots from her baby girl’s arrival. – Read more at People

Caleb Lee Hutchinson on the Best Advice He Received on ‘American Idol’ – Caleb Lee Hutchinson was instilled with many words of wisdom during his tenure on American Idol. But one comment in particular stands out among the rest. Hutchinson competed on season 16 in 2018 when Idol returned to TV after a two-year hiatus on its new network home of ABC. While he was impressed with all the judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan, the Georgia native says that it was Richie who gave him the best advice. “He seemed to get it the most,” Hutchinson tells American Songwriter. “He would always say things along the lines of, ‘Your voice is who you are. Whatever you sing, it’s you,’ which I think is the lesson I’ve carried over.” The singer says he’s applied this wisdom to his post-Idol career, particularly with his new album, Southern Galactic. – Read more at American Songwriter

Jordin Sparks On Being BBMAs Finalist & Songs Resurging Due to TikTok – Jordin Sparks spoke with Billboard at the 2023 Billboard No. 1 Official BBMAs Party.

Simon Cowell Shares the Secret Behind His Work-Life Balance — and What He Quit That ‘Made a Big Difference’ – While speaking to PEOPLE on the red carpet Wednesday ahead of a taping for the new NBC series, America’s Got Talent: Fantasy League, the 64-year-old talent judge opens up about the ways he’s allocated his work to be more present in his home life. “Don’t work on Fridays, because you don’t have to,” he says. “Eat dinner at five o’clock. Don’t take calls after 5:30. Don’t read emails after 5:30. Watch a happy movie and stay outside.” The television personality adds, “I don’t think anyone should be working five days a week. It’s just pointless. Do something you enjoy. I’ve really enjoyed doing this.” – Read more at People

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