Headlines: ACMs Reveals Hosts, Kelly Clarkson Talks New Music

Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks Unite to Host the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards on May 11– The Academy of Country Music, Prime Video, and Dick Clark Productions announced today that global superstars Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks will host the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards on Thursday, May 11 at 8 p.m. EDT/7 p.m. CDT/5 p.m. PDT, which will stream live exclusively for a global audience across 240+ territories on Prime Video from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. The Emmy-nominated, star-powered experience will celebrate country music’s biggest stars and emerging talent, and feature unforgettable performances, exclusive collaborations, and unexpected moments that will captivate fans worldwide. The full rebroadcast of the ceremony and performances will stream the next day for free on Amazon Freevee. – Amazon Studios Press

2023 “CMT MUSIC AWARDS” ADDS ICONIC FEMALE POWERHOUSES ALANIS MORISSETTE, GWEN STEFANI AND SHANIA TWAIN TO STAR-PACKED LINEUP AIRING LIVE FROM AUSTIN’S MOODY CENTER, APRIL 2 ON CBSAlanis Morissette to Be Joined by Ingrid Andress, Lainey Wilson, Madeline Edwards and Morgan Wade to Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary of CMT Next Women of Country Franchise. Gwen Stefani Teams Up with Carly Pearce for World Premiere Collaboration. Shania Twain to Receive 2023 CMT Equal Play Award. – Via CBS Press

Big Machine Label CEO Scott Borchetta in ‘Stable Condition’ After Taking ‘Big Hit’ During Racecar Accident – Scott Borchetta remains “in stable condition” after crashing during Sunday’s Trans AM2 Series in Georgia. The music executive’s accident occurred after his No. 48 race car went off course during the 24th lap of Sunday’s event, explained the motorsport site tobychristie.com, during a high-breaking turn on the track. “I can tell you [Scott] is OK. He is conscious, and he’s been talking to his team, but he is on his way to the hospital,” commentators announced after the incident, per tobychristie.com. “It was a big hit, but I am glad to say he is now in good care and being taken to the hospital. That’s the latest.” – Read more at People

Seven Returning ‘Idol’ Stars Talk Mentoring Season 21’s Contestants – Hollywood Week takes a new twist this Sunday (April 2) when seven American Idol finalists from past seasons return to mentor the season 21 contestants during what is famously a grueling and challenging period. Executive producer and showrunner Megan Michaels Wolflick invited Justin Guarini (season 1), Clay Aiken (season 2), Jordin Sparks (season 6), David Archuleta (season 7), Phillip Phillips (season 11), Catie Turner (season 16) and Noah Thompson (season 20) to return to Idol to lend their expertise in three different areas: confidence, songwriting and stage presence. Billboard spoke to the returning seven to find out about their latest experience of coming home to Idol. – Read more at Billboard.com

Ryan Seacrest and sober Katy Perry celebrate at ‘Idol’ cast party – The “American Idol” host served drinks from behind the bar at private cast party for the show in the East Village. But we hear Katy Perry skipped the booze. Seacrest, Perry and judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie have been on a press tour promoting the new season, and they all celebrated at Mister Paradise on Avenue A. We’re told Seacrest started bartending, whipping up the bar’s “Miami Vice” cocktail as soon as he got there. “They took a bartending class. They were there for hours. Katy Perry is on a cleanse, so there was no drinking for her,” an insider told Page Six. – Read more at Page 6

Katy Perry Says She’s Been Sober for 5 Weeks amid 3-Month ‘Pact’ with Orlando Bloom: ‘I Can’t Cave!’ – “I’ve been sober for five weeks today… I’ve been doing a pact with my partner [fiancé Orlando Bloom] and I want to quit,” she said while jokingly pretending to cry. After Bryan playfully asked if she was caving, she responded, “No, girl! I can’t cave. I made a promise. Three months.” – Read more at People

Kelly Clarkson Talks New Music and Blake Shelton’s Last Season on ‘The Voice’ – So, will Voice fans get to hear some of the new music first? “My hope is that yes, we are going to be debuting some new stuff on The Voice,” she shared backstage at the singing competition this week. “I’ve been working on the record for a bit, but I’m now ready to release it.” – Read more at ETOnline

‘American Idol’ Alum ?Scotty McCreery Opens Up About Becoming a Dad and the Power of Saying ‘No’ – “The power of saying ‘no’ to some things is becoming a big thing for me,” the singer, who recently teamed up with UScellular for their Locally Grown, Locally live music campaign, explained. “Realizing, ‘Hey man, you’re a father now.’ I wanna be there for my kid and we’re still busy, I’m still working my tail off, but we’re not saying ‘yes’ to everything like I used to always do. I gotta have time with my kid, I gotta have time with my family. So, that has changed a lot.” One change McCreery plans to make in the near future is converting his tour bus into a “baby” bus for his upcoming 35-city tour. – Read more at UsMagazine

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