Headlines: Carrie Underwood Receives Chairman’s Award

America’s Got Talent auditions continue tonight at 8 pm NBC, The Bachelorette airs on a special night! 8 pm on ABC.

The 26th City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game, takes place today in Nashville. Lauren Alaina, Danielle Bradbery, Nick Fradiani, Scotty McCreery, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn, Craig Wayne Boyd, Bucky Covington, Mickey Guyton, Tristan McIntosh, and more are among the participants. – Read more at Sounds Like Nashville

Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood Receive CMA Chairman’s Award – Back at it again, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood have each been awarded the CMA Chairman’s Award on June 6. Paisley and Underwood were presented with the prestigious award in Nashville by former CMA Board Chairman Frank Bumstead. The CMA Awards hosting duo was also joined by CMA’s Chief Executive Officer, Sarah Trahern during the presentation.

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‘American Idol’ Alum Jessica Sanchez to Perform With Andrea Bocelli This Week: ‘I Still Feel Like It’s Not Real’ – Sanchez will join the Italian tenor on Thursday at the Target Center in Minneapolis and Friday along with classical soprano Renee Fleming for a sold-out show at the Allstate Arena outside Chicago. She’s slated to perform four songs, three of which will be sung in Italian and Spanish. Sanchez is one of six singers — including Tori Kelly, Demi Lovato, Nicole Scherzinger and fellow American Idol alum, season 6 winner Jordin Sparks — who were selected to accompany Bocelli. The concerts — which will include selections from Bocelli’s latest album, Cinema, as well as select arias, love songs and crossover hits — will be conducted by Eugene Kohn. Soprano Maria Aleida will also perform. – Read more at Billboard

Adam Lambert is open to the idea of recording a new Queen track – “I’m certainly open to anything,” Adam recently told Digital Spy. “If something sounds cool and it’s the right thing to do at the right time, then I’m game. “I haven’t heard anything like that come up. But also, maybe it’s an issue of, is that Queen without Freddie? “To me, Queen is… that’s why we’re billed as Queen plus Adam Lambert. I’m their guest who’s filling in by singing these songs and having a great time doing it. But it’s not necessarily Queen.” – Read more at Digital Spy

Katie Stevens Helps Cute Animals Find New Homes! – Katie Stevens poses with the cutest dog ever while attending Best Friends Animal Society’s 2016 NKLA Super Adoption event held at the Autry Museum this past weekend in Los Angeles. The 23-year-old Faking It star was joined by Amanda Seyfried, Thomas Sadoski, and other stars as they helped 520 animals find homes. – Read more at Just Jared Jr.

Cassadee Pope Dishes on ‘Summer,’ Celebrating a No. 1 With Chris Young – Summer is already off to a great start for Cassadee Pope. She just released her single and EP, both titled Summer, and she’s got a No. 1 song with Chris Young. During a visit to the Taste of Country Nights studio, Pope chatted about both, including how she and Young are celebrating their success. Pope’s Summer EP, released on June 3, is just a sample of what’s to come. She wrote three of the four songs on the release, and they all speak to her in different ways and are very “near and dear” to her heart. She speaks especially fondly of “Kisses in Airports,” the one track she didn’t write, saying she’s “obsessed” with it. – Read more at Taste Of Country

Here’s how much money reality TV stars actually make on shows — it’s not what you think – How much money is there to be made by starring on a reality television show? If you’re Ryan Seacrest, Christina Aguilera, or Gordon Ramsay, that number is in the millions and can exceed $10 million per season of a show. But those kinds of paychecks actually go to very few people. Most people starring on reality shows are making salaries that supplement the ones that they make at their actual jobs, from their businesses, or from other opportunities afforded them by being on TV, such as licensing deals, book contracts, appearances, or food and liquor products. – Read more at AOL.com

Dancing With the Stars’ Mark Ballas and Fiancée BC Jean Confirm Derek Hough Will Be Best Man at Their Wedding – Even If They Joke That He ‘Is Getting a Little Cocky’ – After Hough revealed to PEOPLE Now that he was confident he would be the best man at his childhood friend and fellow Dancing with the Stars pro Mark Ballas’ upcoming wedding, Ballas is confirming the news – sort of. Ballas, 30, and his fianée BC Jean sat down with PEOPLE Now to talk about their upcoming wedding plans and admitted that, though Hough is a shoe-in for the job, they haven’t had “the talk” yet. – Read more at People

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