Headlines: CMA 2021 Canceled, Star Search Rejected John Legend!

Country Music’s CMA Fest Canceled for 2021 – To the surprise of few, the CMA Festival planned for downtown Nashville in June has been canceled for a second consecutive year — likely the first of many likely summer festival cancellations to come in the U.S. The news first came via a lengthy note sent by Country Music Festival CEO Sarah Trahern to CMA members. While other festivals are still looking at vaccine rates and mulling their prospects for being able to pull off a large-scale, multi-day gathering before the summer is over, the cards were clearer for the CMA and its festival, which takes place on the earlier side, in June, and which would face enormous difficulties even bumping the proceedings back a month or two, given that CMA Fest takes over a significant chunk of the metropolitan area. – Read more at Variety

Virtual HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MISTER ROGERS Celebration Planned For March – Premiering on Saturday, March 20th at 10am CT, Tom Bergeron (America’s Funniest Videos, Dancing with the Stars) will host a special virtual presentation of “Happy Birthday, Mister Rogers,” to commemorate America’s favorite neighbor, Fred Rogers’ 93rd birthday. The virtual show will stream on both YouTube (youtu.be/RVUeGpBvecA) and Facebook Live (@ThankYouMisterRogers), and includes featured performances of Fred Rogers’ songs and/or birthday shout-outs by celebrity recording artists Kellie Pickler, Vanessa Williams, Lee Greenwood, The Cowsills, Jaci Velasquez, Jim Brickman, Jon Secada, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr, Micky Dolenz, Tom Bergeron, and Sandi Patty. The virtual celebration is also dedicated to the late Joanne Rogers, wife of Fred, who passed away earlier this year. – Read more at Broadway World.com

‘Because You Love Me’: Slapout’s Jessica Meuse records concert for Bethesda – Jessica Meuse is showing a lot of love to people who need it most. On Monday, the Slapout singer/songwriter helped kick off Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month through a recorded special evening with friends concert. She’s working with Bethesda, a nationwide organization that serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Meuse, an “American Idol” season 13 finalist, recently performed a concert at one of Bethesda’s homes, Cornerstone Village in Victoria, Minnesota. “It’s accessible and affordable housing for people with developmental disabilities,” Meuse said. “We did a socially distanced fun concert for them. I played my song that I wrote for Bethesda, called ‘Because You Love Me.'” – Read more at Montgomery Advertiser

The Voice’ Team Selects Top 6 Moments – When NBC is evaluating new reality series and formats to potentially pick up, they ask themselves, “What’s our spinning chair?” Jenny Groom, NBCUniversal’s executive vice president of unscripted content, says. That unique element was “enough to really drive the format” of “The Voice” for the broadcast network when it first launched in 2011 and since, it has become a way to mark a moment of being moved. The coaches hit a button to spin around in their chairs during the Blind Auditions, stamping their approval on the singer and saying they want that person on their team. Here, some of the team members behind “The Voice” select their personal highlights from the last 10 years. – Read more at Variety

Blake Shelton told a Contestants on The Voice How to Get Talked About on Today Show…and it Worked

Catch Up with The Voice’s Jordan Smith, RaeLynn and More Memorable Contestants from the Last 10 Years – Take a trip down memory lane with these standout Voice contestants — and find out what they’ve been up to since the show – Read more at People

John Legend reveals the ‘bold move’ he made that led to his stage name

John Legend was rejected from Star Search

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