Headlines: Gabby Barrett Country Music Whistle Notes, Scotty McCreery Dishes Idol

Gabby Barrett’s ‘Goldmine’ Represents a Deep Well Of Rich Artistic Possibilities – “I’m always looking to find things that are different in country music,” she says. “Nobody has done Mariah Carey whistle-tone notes in country music that I’ve heard of, and if you’re capable of doing it, you might as well add it in. I always look for things to differentiate [myself] from the crowd.” – Read more at Billboard

Gabby Barrett Digs Deep Into Her New Marriage for Song Ideas: ‘I Love Romance!’ – “Hopeful romantic, not hopeless!” Barrett, 20, tells PEOPLE. “I’m married! I love romance and talking about love, and I think it’s one of the greatest things you can talk about.” “I think being married and in love and all of that changed how I write songs and what I want to sing about and the type of songs that I like,” she says. “So I think this album was very much made up of songs that you’ll see a lot more of in the future — things about my life now and what I’ve been going through.” – Read more at People

How ‘The Voice’ winner Todd Tilghman spreads the word – Todd Tilghman says he doesn’t want to be the poster boy for Christianity. “I don’t want people to hold me to a standard that I just can’t keep,” said Tilghman, who at 42 is the oldest contestant to win “The Voice.” “I don’t want to put myself in a position where people look to me to make all the right decisions, because I am not that guy.” Todd Tilghman says he doesn’t want to be the poster boy for Christianity. – Read more at The San Diego Union

‘American Idol’ Alumni, Louis Knight Talks New Single “Maybe That,” Idol Memories and How His Dad Influenced His Career – You recently wrapped up your trek on American Idol, finishing in the Top 7. Could you tell us a bit about your experience on Idol? It was honestly just such an incredible experience full of growth. I learnt so much about not only who I am as a person but also as an artist. There were some incredibly testing times, but those are the times where you are your most raw self. And being able to go through it all with people I’m lucky to now call my idol family was so amazing. – Read more at MusicMayhemMagazine

Scotty McCreery Dishes On Anniversary Details & American Idol Judges – It’s crazy to think that Scotty won ‘American Idol’ over 9 years ago. Scotty discussed his panel of judges versus the current judges. Check out who he said was the coolest judge to sing in front of. – Kfrog

Todrick Hall told ET’s @DDirecto what it’s like being black and gay in America during the COVID-19 outbreak and #BlackLivesMatter protests.

Highlight: Broadway and American Idol star Constantine Maroulis on how coronavirus has affected the Broadway community:

“We’ve been absolutely decimated by this pandemic… We will be back, for sure… It’s not just about the actors. There are so many jobs at stake here.”

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