Headlines: Chevel Shepherd Back Home, Scotty McCreery’s New Puppy

‘Voice’ winner adjusts to newfound fame as she returns to New Mexico – “I’m still the same person I was before the show,” she said last week, “and I still know where I came from.” That happens to be tiny La Plata, outside Farmington, where Shepherd said she was constantly wandering her family’s 3 acres of land, tending to “under the hood work” on cars and, of course, singing “every chance I got.” “She embodies what I’m talking about when it comes to cultivating young talent,” the governor said several days after the performance. “She has such talent. She’s showing the whole country who we are here in New Mexico.” Shepherd, named the show’s winner Dec. 18, called performing before a new governor in her home state “awesome, exciting.” – Read more at Santa Fe New Mexican

Country singer Chevel Shepherd meets fans in Albuquerque – More at KOB.com

Lauren Alaina Taking Social Media Break


Scotty McCreery and Wife Gabi – Meet The Couple’s New Puppy


American Idol’s Mandisa comes ‘Out of the Dark,’ returns to Winter Jam – You took a three-year break between albums. What happened in your life during that time? I was in a deep pit of depression. I couldn’t imagine what I might sing about. I was in such a dark place and I didn’t know what to say. I wrote Overcomer for my friend Keesha who was very sick and battling cancer. When she passed away, it sent me into a tailspin. I felt really discouraged and let down by God. Out of the Dark is my testimony of working through things and finding my way out of that dark place. I wrote the lyrics “You could have healed her. You’ve done it before.” I really shook my fists at the sky. – Read more at Tampa Bay.com

Ryan Seacrest wears Time’s Up bracelet after sexual harassment accusation – Ryan Seacrest picked an interesting accessory to wear to the 2019 Golden Globes: a Time’s Up bracelet. The “Live With Kelly and Ryan” co-host showed off his bracelet on the one year anniversary of the organization’s creation after a stylist filed a police report with the LAPD about him, claiming he sexually harassed her. Suzie Hardy first came forward to Variety, claiming she endured abuse for years working as Seacrest’s stylist at the E! network. Viewers on social media immediately called out the E! red carpet host. “Ryan Seacrest wearing a Time’s Up wristband should cause him to burst into flames like a sinner in church,” wrote one Twitter user. – Read more at Page 6

The Bachelor’s Colton Underwood has no time for your criticism (or mine) – What were your concerns? Just the concern of it not working at the end of this. This is an environment that is built for the success of a relationship, and if I get to the end of this and I’m in love and I get down on one knee and it doesn’t get reciprocated, that’s gonna be hard. That’d be the hardest thing. That’s my greatest fear in all of this. – Read more at EW.com

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  1. Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Adam Lambert Among Stars Lined Up for Elvis ’68 Tribute (EXCLUSIVE)
    Ed Sheeran, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Lopez will also appear on the NBC special.

    On the day Elvis Presley would have turned 84, NBC is marking the occasion by announcing performers for its “Elvis All-Star Tribute,” which will air on February 17 from 9-11 p.m. (ET/PT).


  2. Moose McCreery got his own Instagram account last night. Has 20k followers. :)

  3. I love Elvis. Will be nice to see a new generation of singers engaged with his legacy.

  4. This DVD is looking good so far. 2 wks to go now.
    Once again, the new live video was covered on all the U.S and a lot of international Rock sites today, so good work Frontiers.

    Also posted today, pics from one of James “other” bands, by the guy who interviewed James for that metal podcast…
    Big THANK YOU to Billy “The Pharoh” Ramsey for capturing some stills of James & the guys from their first “BOOMBOX SAINTS” show last month. So much fun seeing him rock with a couple #goodbrothers from Fozzy. They’re doing it again on February 23rd at 37 Main – A Rock Cafe-!! Details to come. Don’t miss out!!
    (more pics here)

  5. After the phenomenal success of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ ($743 Million worldwide so far!), the Golden Globe Awards, and the upcoming global release of the BR DVD and Blue-ray, can’t help but think QAL are planning more tour dates.

    From Brian May’s IG: “And … making some plans!”


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