Headlines: Casey Abrams Tour, Jennifer Hudson Spotted on Set

Casey Abrams of Post Modern Jukebox is Touring Spring 2020 – Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and American Idol season 10 finalist Casey Abrams, has built a strong following through the years with two album releases (Casey Abrams and Tales From the Gingerbread House). Casey spent the last year touring internationally as part of the renowned collective Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox. Abrams is heading out on a solo tour this spring! See the dates below. – Read more at Broadway World

Carrie Underwood Among Others To Be Included In ‘American Currents’ Exhibit – The American Currents: State of the Music exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame shines a spotlight on the artists, musicians, and songwriters shaping today’s country music. This year the exhibit will feature some of country music’s biggest stars including Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Jason Aldean, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Billy Ray Cyrus, Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris, Morgan Wallen, and more. One of Blake Shelton’s band members, Jenee Fleenor, will also be honored by this year’s American Currents exhibit. “Thank you [Country Music Hall of Fame]!!!” she says. “A dream come true for me!!!” – Read more at iHeart.com

Jennifer Hudson films scenes for Aretha biopic at downtown Atlanta church – Film crews are piecing together elements for the upcoming biopic on Aretha Franklin as production reaches its final leg. Scenes with Jennifer Hudson, who stars as the iconic soul singer, were being filmed inside First Congregational Church of Atlanta on Monday. Ashley Pulliam, an A-Scene Insider, shared an image of crews lighting the church from outside on Courtland Street, near Georgia Tech. Several trucks for equipment and trailers were also visible in the shot. – Read more at 11Alive

Why we love the Chiefs Famous Kansas Citians share their passion – DAVID COOK MUSICIAN, AMERICAN IDOL WINNER – David Cook has worn, and continues to wear, many hats: musician, American Idol winner. Broadway star. Blue Springs native. And unabashed fan of the Kansas City Chiefs. “I love this team’s resiliency and focus. They remind me of the vibe surrounding the 2015 Royals. No deficit feels too large, and no moment too big.” – Read more at Kansas City.com

Gabby Barrett Has Sights Set on Taking ‘I Hope’ to No. 1 – Soon after Zachary Kale and Jon Nite joined American Idol alum Gabby Barrett to co-write the budding country star’s debut single “I Hope” two years ago, Nite came to her with a prediction that blew her away. “He said to me that ‘I Hope’ ‘might actually be the biggest song of his career,’” recalls Barrett during a recent interview with Taste of Country. “As soon as he said it, I knew this song was going to come in hot and heavy.” “It’s really exciting to think that the first song I picked to release after American Idol might just go all the way,” says Barrett, who took third place on Season 16 of the singing competition show. “Our goal is to get “I Hope” to the number one spot.” – Read more at Taste of Country

Cassadee Pope Wants to Be ‘Revealing and Bold and Take Risks’ in Her Next Musical Chapter – “I’m writing some of the most revealing songs about my family and about my relationship, and some of the struggles we’ve had in our relationship,” Pope told The Boot at the 2019 ASCAP Awards, referencing her long-term romance with actor Sam Palladio. “I’m just baring it all, which has been a conscious decision. “I just feel like I’ve only got one life. If I’m gonna be an artist, I wanna be authentic. I wanna be revealing and bold, and take risks,” she adds. “So that’s sort of the approach that I’m taking with whatever this next project is gonna be.” – Read more at The Boot

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