Chayce Beckham Talks Debut Record Outside ‘American Idol’ Box (Exclusive) – In an exclusive with PopCulture ahead of his move to Nashville this week to “figure all that” album and single stuff out, the Season 19 winner reveals his upcoming debut record will represent the “same thing” he’s been trying to portray during his time on the show. “Just real music, real guitars, and real instrumentation, and talking about life as Americans,” Beckham said of the sound his record will highlight. “The life that we live, and the struggles that we face, and things that we go through, not only as individuals but as a community.” “I’m country music and I’m doing country, and I love country music, and I have that opportunity to be able to play music that’s not 100 percent country, or that’s not 100 percent rock.” – Read more at PopCulture.com
Adam Lambert: Coming Out To Public As Gay ‘Made Things A Bit Easier’
Adam Lambert on Crafting a ‘Queer for Queer’ Lineup for OUTLOUD: Raising Voices – Lambert tells Billboard he wanted to represent the LGBTQ community to the best of his ability, which meant making sure that his lineup was made up entirely of queer artists. “I just think it’s time, you know?” he tells Billboard. “We love our allies, 100 percent, and I love the artists that support our community. But I think it’s good to say, ‘Ok, it’s 2021, the mainstream music industry now has more queer artists than ever, so it’s time for us to do it on our own.'” – Read more at Billboard.com
Janelle Arthur On Duetting With Dolly Parton On ‘Hand Me Downs’ – With Dolly having such an impact on your musical journey, what’s the best advice she’s given you so far? I remember when I was very young the first time I had a conversation with her. For some reason, I had just forgotten my words on stage, and she wanted me to sit next to her. I went over and sat beside her, and she was talking to me. She said, ‘You did such a good job.’ I said, ‘Well, I messed up on the words.’ She said, ‘But, you did what you were supposed to do. You just kept going.’ She said, ‘I can’t tell you how many times I had forgotten the words to songs I wrote.’ So, I never forgot that. – Read more at Country Now
Paula Abdul Underwent Breast Revision Surgery After ‘Too Big’ Implants Caused Years of Back Pain – After years of dealing with back pain, Paula Abdul has undergone breast revision surgery to remove implants that were “a little too big” for her body. The famed singer and dancer, 58, said that her proportions were off after she got the implants. “With my height, I’m petite, I started with smaller breasts and about 20-plus years ago I had implants put in, and the more I was dancing the harder it was getting on my back,” she explained in a video for InMode, a medical device company, where she is a brand ambassador. – Read more at People
American Idol’s Wyatt Pike, Julia Gargano, Louis Knight in New York City
The trio hung out in New York City before Julia’s hometown concert on Staten Island.
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