Headlines: Cassadee Pope, Castro, Joshua Ledet

Cassadee Pope will bring ‘Summer’ vibes to Pacific Amphitheatre – Country music fans were also able to hear Pope share a lot of her favorite songs and her own crazy life stories during her stint as radio host from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays on Go Country 105 FM during the entire month of July. “It has totally given me a new respect for radio hosts,” she said. “I’ve always told people, if I’m in an interview or on a radio show, if they’ve done an awesome job, I compliment them because I know it’s not easy. I interviewed Maren Morris and Chris Young on the show, which I thought would be easy and I’d be totally comfortable since they’re both good friends, but I was still shaking.” – Read more at OCRegister

Former American Idol Jason Castro and His New Band Castro Are Challenging Fans to Walk 1 Million Steps for Poverty – The band’s challenge, lasting 30 days, enables fans to help end poverty and win big prizes simply by tracking their fitness activity. Fans will win chances at weekly prizes and the experience of a lifetime including a backstage trip to meet the band in-person.
“We are excited to rally our fans towards a fun way to support a good cause near to our hearts,” said, Jason Castro, of the band, Castro. “Roma Boots, an organization dedicated to ending poverty is doing amazing work and we hope to raise awareness for their mission by reaching 1 Million steps for poverty through our fan base. We also look forward to engaging with our fans on a new level for a good cause while we tour this fall.”
To learn more visit Castro’s campaign page including a video from Castro about their challenge. – Read more at Digital Journal

Joshua Ledet discusses life after ‘American Idol’ – Ledet says his most recent single, “Trust Me I Lie”, written by Diane Warren, is one of his favorite songs. “When you get in a relationship, you fuss and fight and say things like, I hate you or I don’t want to be with you anymore, the song is saying trust me I lie, because I really do want to be with you, I really do love you,” Ledet explained. When asked what we can expect from Ledet for the remainder of the year, he said that he’s scheduled to do more concerts in Indonesia, and will be touring London and Germany as well, to explore the European market. “I think everyone has this image painted of what they think my album is going to sound like or what my image is going to look like, but I think they are going to be really shocked over this year, because I think it’s completely different from what they’re thinking” Ledet declared. – LAWattsTimes

[WATCH] ‘The Voice’ production designer James Pearse on ‘connecting to the soul of the audience’ – Competition from shows such as “American Idol” meant that “The Voice” needed to stand out. “I thought, the other shows are taking the capture of backstage, and that’s kind of it. When I watch the show, I want it to be bigger and better than that, and I want it to be bolder, and more exciting, and sort of a wonderland or a high-end place that is unattainable.” – Read more at Gold Derby

The Bachelorette’s JoJo Fletcher Would Consider Dancing with the Stars – Here’s What She Says About the Finale – Glamour: In continuing with random questions, I feel like the next natural step in the ABC family of shows is Dancing With the Stars in the fall. Is it something you’d like to do or have thought about? JoJo: I got a chance to go to one of the live shows last season, and I was blown away with how unbelievable that show was. I think that if the opportunity came up, I would think about it because it seems like one of the coolest, most challenging things you could do. I would definitely consider it. – Read more at Glamour.com

Former ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Contestant Hayes Grier Recovering After Accident – Internet celebrity and former “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Hayes Grier is recovering after a dirt bike accident.
A spokeswoman for the 16-year-old social media star says Hayes is “under great care” at a hospital in North Carolina. Grier’s spokeswoman, Natalie Geday, said he suffered a concussion, broken rib, bruised lung and multiple skin lacerations. – Read more at Access Hollywood

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