Headlines: Carrie Underwood Talks New Book, Scotty McCreery’s Next Album

Carrie Underwood is set to release her first book – Find Your Path: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life will hit bookshelves on Tuesday (March 3rd). The collection includes tips, recipes, exercises and stories about her personal health and fitness journey.

Carrie Underwood talks Stephen King, R.L. Stine, and the book that changed her life – In advance of the book’s publication, Underwood caught up with EW to reveal the books that have shaped her life. Check out her answers below. When I was young, I loved things that were strange or spooky. Shocker, because as an adult I actually love super scary things so it only makes sense that I would love the R.L. Stine books as a child. I had quite the collection and would get super excited whenever I was in school and they’d have those Scholastic magazines and stuff like that. Or I’d go to the bookstore when we were away from our hometown — because I don’t think we had a bookstore in Checotah — and I would look to add books to my collection and I would just tear through those things and I loved them. I’ve always loved things that were creative, imaginative, and a little bit on the spookier side. – Read more at Entertainment Tonight

Riot Singer Todd Michael Hall on Voice ‘Blind Audition’: ‘It’s Nerve-Wracking” (1071 The Boss Interview) – Rock music is one genre that has been underutilized on NBC’s The Voice, but that is about to change after last week’s blind audition by Michigan native Todd Michael Hall. “I was surprised when John Legend turned,” Hall tells 1071 The Boss midday host Michele Amabile. “He was the last person I thought would turn for me, partly because I know that he’s really picky but also because he tends to lean more on the R&B side. I thought Kelly (Clarkson) would turn for me. I was sort of surprised when she didn’t. Blake was a bit of a wild card, but when he turned and started talking about how much he loves hard rock band, I thought all right. That sounds like the guy for me.” – Read more at 107.1theboss.com

Gabby Barrett Transitions From American Idol to Country Music Hit Maker – The 19-year-old Barrett first burst onto the national music scene during the 17th season of American Idol in 2018. From an outsider’s perspective, it would seem as if Barrett has quickly risen to stardom but as any musician knows, it takes time. “It’s been a 360 but it took some hard grinding after coming off of American Idol” says Barrett. “It’s not this overnight success that everyone sometimes tends to make it out to be. Once you get off American Idol, you’ve got to start with songwriting and figure out what you’re good at and what your weaknesses are. You’ve also got to strike while the iron is hot and build the correct team around you because it takes a village and fortunately I’m around the right people who’ve helped me get to where I am.” – Read more at American Songwriter

The Profile: Scotty McCreery’s ‘Seasons Change’ Album Will Be a Tough Act to Follow — But He’s Ready – Now, McCreery is getting close to finishing a follow-up project, and he admits that the wildly successful Seasons Change is a tough act to follow. “It’s always like, your last project is your favorite project, and Seasons Change changed my life, for sure. You always gotta try and one-up yourself,” he reflected recently to Country Now. “Especially after a project like that. It’s definitely a lot of pressure — at least, a lot of pressure that you put on yourself.” He recorded a batch of new songs in December of 2019, and another in early February of 2020. McCreery didn’t try to replicate the songs on Seasons Change. – Read more at Country Now

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