Headlines: Country Artists Added to Lineup for a Cause

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LL Cool J To Host 58th GRAMMY Awards – Two-time GRAMMY winner LL Cool J is set to return as host of the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards, marking his fifth consecutive year as host of Music’s Biggest Night. Over the years, LL Cool J has presided over 10 GRAMMY shows, tributes and specials, and served as a producer for “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night” and the “A Very GRAMMY Christmas” holiday special. – Grammy.com

ARTISTS ADDED TO LINEUP FOR 2016 ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® FESTIVAL – The Academy of Country Music is announcing the 4th ACM Party For A Cause® Festival in 2016 being headlined—with full set performances!—by superstars Carrie Underwood on Friday, April 1, Dierks Bentley on Saturday, April 2 and Kenny Chesney on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds, in the heart of the famous Las Vegas Strip. These ACM Award-winning artists will be joined on the Main Stage by some of the biggest and best names in country including Frankie Ballard, Kelsea Ballerini, Lee Brice, Cam, Sam Hunt, Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch, Kip Moore, Kellie Pickler, Chris Stapleton, Chris Young, Maddie & Tae, Old Dominion and more to be announced. The Party Stage will feature more hit makers and rising stars including Lauren Alaina, Kelleigh Bannen, Chase Bryant, Lindsay Ell, Jana Kramer, Chris Lane, Jackson Michelson, Granger Smith, Brothers Osborne and more to be announced. Full daily schedule to be announced closer to the festival including details on a special “ACM Women of Country Night” hosted by Friday’s headliner Carrie Underwood. – Read more at ACM Country

Naima Adedapo Signs to Given Music Publishing – Naima Adedapo has signed a publishing deal with Given Music Publishing in Nashville. She was a Top 10 finalist on American Idol in 2011. She released an EP titled Beautifully Made in 2015. “Naima is a very talented young writer/artist, who we are all excited to have as a part of our Given family,” said VP/GM Mike Sebastian. “With her upbeat, positive attitude, dedication and love for the music, good things are definitely headed her way.” – Read more at Music Row


Singapore Press Still Debating Adam Lambert New Years Appearance – There’s this: “If one has read and understood the petition against his performance, one would see that his sexual orientation was not the main issue. Rather, the main concern was over his controversial performance history, fraught with lewd and sexualised acts, which would be inappropriate for Celebrate 2016.” and This: “Mediacorp’s decision to include singer Adam Lambert in the concert line-up is admirable. It reflects a spirit of inclusiveness (“Adam Lambert’s sexual identity should not be an issue in show”; Dec 5). I trust Mediacorp will not fail in its obligation to conform to the broadcast regulations of the Media Development Authority (MDA).” From TodayOnline HERE and HERE respectively.

Carrie Underwood Hosts a Baby Shower – It was 10 years ago when Carrie Underwood first popped up on baker Ivey Childers’ radar, all thanks to a hair stylist. Childers designed Underwood’s spectacular cupcake tower for her wedding to hockey star Mike Fisher, so it was only appropriate that Underwood and Fisher return the favor to celebrate one of Childers’ biggest milestones: the expected arrival of a beautiful baby girl. Last week, Fisher and Underwood threw quite the unconventional shower in honor of Childers and her little one at exclusive hot-spot Citizen, in the trendy Gulch area of Nashville. Friends and family enjoyed cocktails, karaoke, a photo booth with hilarious masks and props and even one of IveyCake’s own massive cupcake towers with a topper bearing the baby girl’s name, Leona. – Photos at CMT.com

What You Didn’t See on The Voice Finale: A Sweet Toast, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s Flirtations, and More! – But Shelton also showed strong affection for someone else: Usher, who took a break from the coaches’ panel this season. Following the crooner’s duet with winner Smith on his hit “Without You,” Usher walked off stage to greet each of the coaches. Without hesitation, Shelton embraced the singer with a giant hug and friendly kisses. – Read more at People

Breaking Up to Making Up: Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd’s Love Story – All About the Dancing with the Stars Duo’s Surprise Engagement – It was not love at first sight for Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd. “I thought he was arrogant,” Murgatroyd says in the current issue of PEOPLE of meeting her future fiancé in 2009 when they were both cast in the Broadway production of Burn the Floor. “Okay, that’s a defense mechanism. I think she was in love with me at first sight and just doesn’t want to admit it,” former Dancing with the Stars pro Chmerkovskiy retorts with a smile to his bride-to-be. “No, I walked in the way I walk in and … it’s just a lot of presence.” – Read more at People.com

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