Headlines: Carrie Underwood Sirius Channel, Fantasia Plots Tour

Carrie Underwood To Launch Exclusive SiriusXM ChannelCarrie Underwood will launch an exclusive, year-round SiriusXM channel, Carrie’s Country, in June. The station will be curated and presented by Underwood, and will be available to subscribers across North America in their cars or with the SXM App. Carrie’s Country joins SiriusXM’s artist channel lineup which includes Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Radio, The Beatles Channel, Drake’s Sound 42 and more. Underwood is expected to highlight her peers, favorite artists and influences on Carrie’s Country, with genres ranging from new and classic country, workout hits, gospel and beyond. She will also share stories behind her music, record-breaking career and life on the road. – Read more at Music Row

American Idol Season 3 winner Fantasia Announces New Tour – The singer writes on social media: “Hey Fam – I’m coming to a city near you and can’t wait to vibe & have a good time with y’all. Be sure to grab your tickets at fantasiaofficial.com See ya soon!”

58th Academy of Country Music Awards Announces First Round of Performers, Including World Premiere of Dolly Parton’s Single From Her Highly Anticipated Rock Album – Star-Studded Lineup of Live Performances to Feature Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Jo Dee Messina, Dolly Parton, Jelly Roll, Cole Swindell, Keith Urban, Morgan Wallen, The War And Treaty, Lainey Wilson, Bailey Zimmerman, and More to be Announced. Hosted by Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks, ‘Country Music’s Party of the Year’ returns exclusively on Prime Video live from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas on Thursday, May 11 – Read more at FutonCritic

‘American Idol’s’ Alex Lambert Signs With Make Wake Artists And Deep Roots Management – Former AMERICAN IDOL contestant ALEX LAMBERT has signed with NASHVILLE-based MAKE WAKE ARTISTS and DEEP ROOTS MANAGEMENT. He has also signed with CAA for booking. The TEXAS Soul singer released his first EP TODAY (4/28), REBEL WAYS. The six-song Oop project includes previously released singles, “Rebel Ways” and “Cryin In The Rain,” and is a project the artist wrote and produced with GRANT THOMPSON. – Read more at All Access

Meet 2023’s ‘American Idol’ Top 10 Contestants – For the 21st time, the long-running talent competition series American Idol has revealed the season’s top 10. Ranging in age from 17 to 25 and representing different genres, the top 10 finalists of season 21 sat down with Billboard for the first in-depth interviews of their Idol run. One by one, the hopefuls filed into an office at Red Studios in Hollywood to be grilled about their lives, their hopes and dreams and their Idol journeys to date. Although each contestant was interviewed privately, they named many of the same series alumni as their favorite Idols of all time. Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson – who currently hosts a hit daytime TV series on NBC — received the most mentions, with Carrie Underwood (season 4 winner) and Laine Hardy (season 17 winner) right behind her. – Read more at Billboard

Niall Horan’s ‘The Voice’ Coaching Gig Is a Full-Circle Moment – “The decision-making in terms of who on my team stays and who goes when it comes to Battles and Knockouts and Playoffs, it’s just a brain melt. Found that very tough,” Horan says of the most difficult part of joining fellow The Voice coaches, Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, and Chance the Rapper for the show’s 23rd season. “Apart from that, it’s just been the most fun experience.” – Read more at InStyle

Lauren Alaina Talks New Music at Live In The Vineyard Goes Country: “It Represents Me As a Woman” – Lauren Alaina debuted three new songs during her performance at Live In The Vineyard Goes Country in Napa Valley, California, last week. The music is a taste of what’s to come from the singer/songwriter since she signed with Big Loud Records last year. “I’m very happy,” she says. “I feel like I finally landed in my place in all parts of my life. I finally figured it out so I’m excited.” – Read more at American Songwriter

Drake Milligan Says He’s Not Taking ‘Another Show for Granted’ After Scary Tour Bus Crash (Exclusive) – Drake Milligan returned to the stage Friday for the first time since he and his band were involved in a scary tour bus crash earlier this month, and after going through such a scary ordeal the rising country crooner tells ET he’s never taking another show for granted. “Everybody’s good. We got cleared,” the “Sounds Like Something I’d Do” singer tells ET. “A couple of guys are still kind of recovering from some broken stuff. But we all got cleared to play here and we’re happy to be here. We’re not gonna take another show for granted, I’ll tell you that.” – Read more at Entertainment Tonight

STAGECOACH- Luke Bryan Announces He Has New Music – Luke is known for his wide catalog of number one songs and hopefully soon he’ll have another one to add to it. He revealed that he has new music coming out next Friday! via Audacy’s K-FROG (Riverside)

Chris Daughtry on Collaborations + How Live Changed His Life – ‘I’ve Never Been One to Feel Like I’ve Got It’ – “When we first had the idea to do this, we knew it would be special,” Daughtry told Chuck Armstrong on Thursday night’s Loudwire Nights (April 27). “We felt really good about it and we were excited, but we had no idea it was going to make the noise it’s making. The fact that I get in the car and it comes on the radio, it makes me look so cool to my kids.” So while the band continued to toss around potential ideas, Daughtry found himself at home watching Stranger Things with his wife when all of a sudden “Separate Ways” jumped out at him. – Read more at Loudwire

Adam Lambert Reflects on Returning to ‘Idol’ As a Mentor 14 Years Later – Adam Lambert is returning to American Idol! The season 8 alum shared with Ryan Seacrest he’ll be back on hand to serve as a mentor during season 21. “The talent this year is crazy!” Lambert teased. “[Contestants] are maybe savvier then they might have been [14 years ago.] … I think these contestants are clever. They understand who and what they are.” Can you believe it’s been 14 years for Lambert? Watch back the full interview here for more from Adam:

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