Headlines: CMT Awards New Date, Anoop Desai’s Multi-Cult Wedding

CMT Music Awards Move to October 14 – The 2020 CMT Music Awards, originally slated for June 3, 2020, will move to Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Our top priority this last month has been on rebuilding our hometown of Nashville following the tornado and ensuring the safety of our fans, employees, artists and partners during the COVID-19 crisis. As we look forward to celebrating country music’s biggest stars together with our community and viewers, we will continue to follow the guidance of the CDC and local public health officials. – Read more at CMT.com

A Joyous, Musical, Multicultural Wedding – Here, we talked to professional pop singer and former American Idol (season eight) contestant Anoop Desai and his new wife, Anna, an assistant at a private-equity firm. For their two-part wedding this past September, they went big and small: first, an intimate rooftop gathering followed by sage-butter sausage pasta, then the next day a traditional Indian celebration at the Green Building, which kicked off with a full-on serenade by the groom. We wore formalish Indian clothes. I got mine in Bombay, actually, when I was there last March on a work trip. I don’t perform overseas often, but I am often on these international writing trips, writing for Indian pop artists for Universal and Sony. You try and mix in a little bit of pleasure, but it’s mostly a lot of studio work and then hanging out with your co-writers afterward. – Read more (Plus tons of beautiful photos) at The Cut

American Idol’s Shannon Gibbons Calls In From Hawaii

‘American Idol’ contender’s run at Top 20 started in Alabama – “I’m super excited,” she said on the way to the room designated as the “winner’s circle.” She said she’d previously auditioned for “The Voice” and “America’s Got Talent.” “My hope is to learn and grow through the experience,” she said. Interviewed by phone on Friday, she said she’s gotten her wish. She’s learned from her fellow competitors every step of the way. “I’ve learned about myself that I’m definitely tough,” she said. – Read more at AL.com

American Idol’s Bobby Bones Talks About Exciting New Projects – “I think every season there’s good talent from people all over the country,” Bones explained. “What’s been great about the show is that they’ve allowed these contestants to just decide on what genre they are and to just go and chase it. There’s no one that’s trying to put a contestant in a box. They’re not looking at any contestant going, ‘Well we should move you over here and you should do rock or country.’ It’s all about who are you and how do we amplify who you are. So I think there are a few contestants, who are really great—and not any better—but just great because they know exactly who they are and they already have mastered their niche. So I think we’re going to see a lot of these artists do a bit like what Alejandro [Aranda] did last season where they just come on and do things differently.” – Read more at Long Island Weekly

Alabama ‘American Idol’ Ruben Studdard weighs in on COVID-19 emergency

Howie Mandel Announces New Charity and Gaming Project to Aid in the Fight Against Coronavirus – Howie Mandel is launching a new charity and mobile game campaign to give back to those involved in the fight against coronavirus. The America’s Got Talent judge has teamed up with ePlay Digital Inc. to announce the Breakout the Masks Charity Campaign as well as the Howie’s Games project, PEOPLE can exclusively announce. Breakout the Masks will help provide N95 face masks, portable ventilators, gloves and other Personal Protective Equipment to doctors, nurses and more front line workers. – Read more at People.com

ABC Feeding America PSA – Lionel Richie, Chris Harrison, make appearances along with several more ABC stars.

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