Headlines: Carrie Underwood Heads to Opry, Tyra Banks Signs ABC Deal

Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley Reunite to Play the Opry Over Labor Day.

American Idol’s Carrie Underwood and her pal Brad Paisley play the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday September 5. Tune in HERE.

Tyra Banks Inks First-Look Deal With ABC Signature – ABC is doubling down on its business with Tyra Banks after the supermodel and TV host struck a first-look deal with ABC Signature. Banks and her production company Bankable Productions will produce scripted content with ABC Signature and unscripted programming with ABC Entertainment via the new agreement. Banks and Bankable Productions previously had a first-look deal with Universal Television and Universal Television Alternative Studio, unveiled in August 2018. It comes after Banks signed up to host and exec producer the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars. – Read more at Deadline.com

`American Idol’ rocker shoots video at Canton Palace – Last week, Maroulis was here in Canton shooting a music video onstage at the Palace Theatre and exploring the city. “The Palace is just a wonderful, incredible venue,” Maroulis, 44, said Tuesday in a telephone interview. “There’s so much history there. I’ve been lucky enough to perform at so many of those vaudeville theaters across the country, but there’s an intimacy about that particular theater that is just incredible.” So how did this project come about during the COVID-19 summer of 2020? It began with Maroulis’ friendship with Dan and Nate Monea, the brothers from popular local band Hey Monea. – Read more at CantonRep.com

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT Stars Voices of Service Releases First Video From Debut EP – Voices of Service are releasing the first video from their debut EP Rise “Let Me Raise My Voice,” Thursday, August 27 at 12noon EDST. The EP was produced by David “DQ” Quinones (Beyonce, David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, Usher…) and Johnny Black (Grey’s Anatomy, Dancing With The Stars…) VOS is a vocal quartet comprising two retired and two active members of the U.S. Army: Caleb Green, Ron Henry, Christal Rheams and Jason Hanna respectively. This foursome successfully competed in Season 14 of America’s Got Talent, placing fifth. Rise is being issued as a digital download via online retailers and major streaming platforms. I hope you’ll consider covering this release with a feature interview or EP review; let me know if you need a DL or stream. View the video here: . Feel free to repost; embed code available upon request. – Read more at Broadway World.com

Everything We Know About The First-Ever ‘The Voice Dominicana’ – The Dominican Republic is ready to find its next singing superstar with the first-ever The Voice Dominicana, Billboard has learned. AUDITIONS: The first round of auditions will begin in November of this year in the Dominican Republic. JUDGES: Spanish producer, singer, and DJ, Juan Magán is the first judge to be confirmed. The Voice Dominicana will unveil more judges at a later date. MUSIC PRODUCER: Henry Jiménez, who has worked with artists such as Milly Quezada, Olga Tañón, Toño Rosario, Héctor Acosta “El Torito”, Elvis Crespo, Johnny Ventura, and many more, has been named music producer. – Read more at Billboard

Simon Fuller on unearthing Aussie music’s next global superstar – Now United has progressed significantly since American Idol creator and Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller presented fourteen unknown singers and dancers from different countries in 2016. The group has clocked up appearances on TV and at sporting events and launched a weekly YouTube show, recently hitting the one billion view milestone on its official YouTube channel. Among an incredibly talented bunch is Sydney-hailing Savannah Clarke, and Fuller tells TMN it was a real challenge to find a local artist to join the project. – Read more at The Music Network

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