Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Reba McEntire will open the CMAs with a tribute to the late Loretta Lynn. 0 During the Broadcast, Carrie will also perform her new single “Hate My Heart.” Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning will host the show, which begins at 8 pm ET/PT on ABC Wednesday Nov. 9.
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Lionel Richie to Receive Icon Award at 2022 American Music Awards – Lionel Richie will receive the Icon Award at the 2022 American Music Awards. Richie, who hosted the show in both 1984 and 1985, at the peak of his career, will take the stage to look back on his most iconic songs and AMA achievements over the years. He will become the only artist to be featured on the AMAs stage in every decade since the show’s inception in 1974. The Icon Award honors an artist “whose body of work has marked a global influence over the music industry.” Rihanna was the first recipient of the award in 2013. Hosted by Wayne Brady, the 2022 American Music Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. The show will stream the next day on Hulu. – Read more at Billboard
Lionel Richie Inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame
American Idol judge Lionel Richie was inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of fame over the weekend. “Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! There was so much love last night at the @rockhall ceremony,” Lionel wrote in Instagram. “Thank you for the honor and an incredible night. My brother @lennykravitz I can’t think of a better person to induct me. Love u man. My brother @davestruestories you brought the heat.” Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl performed “Easy” on stage with Lionel.
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Pia Toscano Sings ‘Already Gone’ From 1660 VINE Movie Musical Soundtrack – Lakeshore Records and Broadway Records are set to release 1660 Vine-Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally November 11 featuring original high energy songs by twenty-something songwriters with music supervision David Lawrence and Faye Greenberg. Stars include American Idol alum Pia Toscano, Cheryl Porter, Khemuni Norodom, Maya Lagerstam, TikTok sensation Chris Olsen, and more. Directed by acclaimed theater director Patricia McGregor from an original screenplay by Jackson Prince and choreography by Paula Abdul, the film, a production of Witzend Productions and PhilmCo Media, will stream on StreamingMusicals.com, BroadwayOnDemand.com and Vimeo.com beginning November 4. – Read more at Broadway World
American Idol alum Sophia James announces sophomore EP “Lines on the Freeway” on November 25 – The Season 18 alum writes on Instagram: “My sophomore EP, “Lines on the Freeway”, will be released on November 25th. This is my favorite thing I’ve ever made. I’m so beyond excited to put it out in the ether.”
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Bye Bye L.A.!!! Sells Beverly Hills Estate for $51 Million – Ryan Seacrest is bidding his final farewell to Los Angeles, because he just unloaded his last big property there … selling the mansion he once acquired from Ellen DeGeneres. Real estate sources tell TMZ … Ryan just closed on the sale of his sprawling Bev Hills estate for $51 million. TMZ broke the story … Ryan originally put the home on the market back in November 2020, when he was seeking $85 million. The property didn’t sell … so Ryan put it back on the market earlier this year for $69 million. – Read more at TMZ