Headlines: Danielle Bradbery New Record Coming, Wendy Moten Concert Dates

The Voice season 4 winner Danielle Bradbery announces a new record and a new direction – Danielle Bradbery announces a new record on social media. “Over the last nine years, I’ve put out a handful of music. All this time I’ve been finding my voice, finding the things I really want to sing about and overall continuing to create who I am,” Danielle writes. ” I’ve felt in my heart that I needed to close this last chapter of music, so I gathered all the songs I’ve put out over the past few years and made In Between: The Collection. The first half of the collection shows my country side–my roots. The second half shows the direction I see my music going -infusing R&B, pop, and rock elements while remaining true to my country core in storytelling and lyric.” The set drops on Big Machine Label group on March 4.

The Voice season 21 runner-up Wendy Moten announces Nashville Concert dates – Wendy will play the Opry on February 25, Blake Shelton’s Ole Red club on March 22, a bunch of dates at 3rd & Lindsley with The Time Jumpers and more. A concert in Memphis on April 2 is sold out. And she’ll play the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington DC on April 9.


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Cole Hallman of Manasquan, former barback at the Stone Pony, is now on ‘American Idol’ – He’s the former barback at the famed Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park. American Idol dropped his audition on Friday. Watch it HERE. “It was pretty surreal to see all of them, especially Lionel Richie,” Hallman said. “He’s written so many great songs, it’s crazy to see him in person. He looks so young. He’s like 60 years old (but) he looks 30 — it’s crazy.” He played the Stone Pony for the first time last week when his band, the Orange Blossoms, opened for Splintered Sunlight. Cole sings with his sister Katie on Tik Tok. She has a chromosomal deletion which caused developmental and behavioral issues. Read more at APP.com

‘The Singing Babysitter’ Massachusetts native Delaney Renee to compete on ‘American Idol’ – Like Cole Hallman, Delaney Renee has in impressive following on Tik Tok. Dubbed “the singing babysitter,” the woman she works for videoed her singing a Disney song while playing with her kid. She uploaded and the rest is history. “I was a little more shy when it came to posting things on the internet and after that, it just spiraled. I’m like all over the place about it because it was so crazy,” she said. “I know all of them of course and all amazing people all idols of mine, but especially Katy Perry,” Renee said. “I’ve been looking up to her for so long and I just love that she’s not afraid to be completely herself and be crazy and do things that other people wouldn’t necessarily do so to be able to sing in front of her and them is like a dream come true.” Her dad competed in the American Idol Experience at Disney World when that was a thing years ago…and won! – Read more at WCVB.com

Gabby Barrett on Writing Her Own Hits and MSG Dreams: ‘Wherever the Lord Leads, I’m Here For the Ride’ – American Idol 2018 3rd place finisher and country hitmaker, Gabby Barrett is Billboard Magazine’s Women in Music: Rising Star. Hoo boy: “I’m a very Bible-centered person. The Bible does speak about how that’s what I’m supposed to be doing — taking care of my household first and foremost. So I take care of my children, and I take care of my husband. I find it joyful to fold the laundry even on a tired day.” That is when you aren’t busting your a** as the literal family breadwinner – Read more at Billboard.com

Country up-and-comer Laci Kaye Booth and Red Light Management’s Rachel Silver share industry insight – American Idol 2019 alum Laci Kaye Booth, signed to Big Machine Label Group, spoke to music students at Belmont University in Franklin Tenn. her manager, Rachel Silver accompanied her. “Just looking at all of the Women of Country prior to this year, it’s just so inspiring that I could be in the same group as all of those ladies,” Booth said. “The one thing that ‘Idol’ did let me do and have free range of is take a song and make it my own … I really appreciated them for that,” Booth said. “It is so important to stick to your grounds.” – Read more at Belmont TV Vision

INTERVIEW: THE VINYL PRESENTS AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH CASSADEE POPE!! – The Voice season 3 winner is heading out on her Thrive tour beginning on March 18 in Baltimore, MD. TV: So back when you were on The Voice, how do you think being on the show has influenced/helped you as a Singer/Songwriter? “Being on The Voice helped me a lot with endurance. I was singing constantly on that show and being pulled in a million directions. It really taught me how to pace myself and try and stay calm when things get hectic. We had an amazing voice coach named Trelawny on the show, too. I still use the vocal exercises she taught me to warm up before shows.” – Read more at TheVinylRecord.com

Country Star Jimmie Allen Helps Combat Vet Write Powerful Song to Find Healing: ‘I Was In a Dark Cave’ – American Idol and Dancing with the Stars alum Jimmie Allen helped U.S. Army veteran KC Shaw, a 41-year-old former master sergeant who spent 20 years fighting in Iraq and slipping unnoticed into battle zones as a member of the special operations forces, to write a song sharing his experiences. Jimmie’s involvement is part of the organization Creativets, established in 2013 to use the arts to help vets suffering from depression and PSTD to head. “We send people overseas and teach them to kill to protect yourself and your country,” he says. “You can’t come back and expect things to be different without proper help.” Jimmie’s father is a vet. – Read more at People.com

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