Apple Music launching shows with Snoop Dogg, Carrie Underwood – The streaming service announced that it will debut two new radio stations Tuesday: Apple Music Hits, focused on popular songs of the ’80s, ’90s and 2000s, as well as Apple Music Country, dedicated to the country music genre. Both channels will have daily on-air hosts but will also include several shows hosted by well-known musicians. Apple Music Hits will include shows hosted by Snoop Dogg, Shania Twain, Alanis Morissette, Backstreet Boys, Meghan Trainor, Ciara, blink-182’s Mark Hoppus and Huey Lewis. More than a dozen country acts will debut shows on Apple Music Country, including Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, Rissi Palmer, Morgan Wallen, Kelsea Ballerini, Breland, Dierks Bentley, Jimmie Allen and “This Is Us” actress and singer Chrissy Metz. – Read more at Associated Press
Jordin Sparks and Dana Isaiah Aren’t Planning on More Kids: Our Son DJ ‘Is Enough’ – All set! Jordin Sparks and Dana Isaiah don’t have plans to give their 2-year-old son, DJ, a sibling. “Yeah, I’m good with one. We’re both good,” the American Idol season 6 winner, 30, exclusively told Us Weekly on Monday, August 17, while promoting her “Sounds Like Me” EP. “I can’t say what’s going to happen in the future, but I’m, like, very sure that it’s still gonna stay just one.” The singer went on to say that her toddler is “more than enough” and an “amazing” child. “As a mom, knowing myself and going through this for the first time, I’m just like, ‘You know what? I want to be able to keep my focus on DJ,’” the Arizona native explained. “Because trying to split the attention from Dana to DJ was a lot for me. I’m a giver. I love to be nurturing, and I just don’t know if I’d be able to take care of myself as much if I expanded.” – Read more at USMagazine
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Matt McAndrew Talks ‘To Better Days,’ NBC’s ‘The Voice’ + More – Interview – Los Angeles’ Slaves recently released their new album, “To Better Days,” and the set marks a new chapter for the band. “To Better Days” is the group’s first album recorded with new vocalist Matt McAndrew, who America grew to know and love as the runner-up of Season 7 of NBC’s “The Voice.” McAndrew spoke with Audio Ink Radio about the new album and his experience stepping into the role of frontman in Slaves. – Read more at AudioInkRadio
It’s The Voice vs American Idol
Good friends The Voice coach Blake Shelton and American Idol judge Luke Bryan ribbed each other on Twitter Monday. Blake doctored a news item which claimed Luke’s music put people to sleep. Luke shot back, “Your girlfriend is the only reason people are listening to your last two singles.” Blake and girlfriend and fellow Voice coach Gwen Stefani have had two hit country duets on the charts: “Nobody But You” and “Happy Anywhere.” Luke has a point!
Your girlfriend is the only reason people are listening to your last two singles
— Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline) August 17, 2020