Headlines: Gabby Barrett CRS New Face, Favs Perform for Opry Live USO Special

Gabby Barrett, Walker Hayes Among 5 CRS New Faces of Country Music for 2022 – The lineup for the 2022 CRS New Faces of Country Music concert has been settled. Gabby Barrett and Walker Hayes are among the hitmakers set to perform for the music industry crowd on Feb. 25. The two artists are among five chosen from 11 nominees as New Faces of Country Music. It’s a prestigious honor for a new artist, one handed out annually since 1970. Full-time music industry employees voted in mid-November, ultimately settling on a group that has achieved significant country radio airplay and streaming success in the past year. To qualify as a nominee, an artist needed to have at least one song — but not more than five songs— chart within the Top 25 of radio airplay charts. The eligibility period was Nov. 1, 2020 through Oct. 31, 2021. – Read more at Taste of Country

Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood & more to appear on inaugural ‘Opry Live: USO Holiday Special’ – Luke Combs and Carrie Underwood are performing in the Grand Ole Opry’s first USO show this holiday season. USO Holiday Special will feature additional performances by Josh Turner, Lauren Alaina, Craig Morgan, plus Jessie James Decker and duo The War & Treaty. The show will be hosted by American Idol alum and USO Global Ambassador, Kellie Pickler. “I’ve never worn the uniform, but I’m a proud supporter for those who do. As a Global Ambassador for the USO, I hope to share the importance of serving those who serve us all,” Kellie says in a statement. Opry Live: USO Holiday Special will air on the Circle Network on December 18 at 9 p.m. ET and will be livestreamed on the USO and Circle All Access’ Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels. – Read more at Win98.5

‘DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2022’ WELCOMES ROSELYN SANCHEZ AS CO-HOST AND DADDY YANKEE AS HEADLINER IN PUERTO RICO – “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022” will feature Reggaeton superstar and San Juan native Daddy Yankee for the celebration to give a spectacular hometown performance. The show has also added Puerto Rican actress and singer Roselyn Sanchez as a co-host to oversee the historic New Year’s Eve festivities in Puerto Rico. The island is the inaugural destination for the show’s first-ever Spanish language countdown. The new year’s bash will take place on the grounds of the Puerto Rico Convention Center at DISTRITO T-Mobile, Puerto Rico’s newest entertainment and nightlife complex. The most-watched annual celebration, “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” will air FRIDAY, DEC. 31, live on ABC at 8:00 p.m. EST. – via press release

Keith Urban Once Pretended His Mic Malfunctioned When He Forgot Lyrics On Stage

Jimmie Allen Drops by The Nick Cannon Show – BREAKING BOUNDARIES! Fresh off his #Grammy nomination – Cma winner for New Artist of the Year Jimmie Allen pulls up LIVE! Jimmie chats about co-writing with Nelly, singing with Elton John, breaking boundaries in country music and more.

Darren Criss – I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas (With Darci Lynne and Petunia) – I was so delighted to meet Darci Lynne & Petunia but was equally embarrassed that they had to meet a friend of mine… Careful what you wish for this Crissmas. Darren promotes his holiday song “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” with America’s Got Talent season 12 winner, Darci Lynne.

American Idol alum Jax and AGT judge Howie Mandel do a funny Tik Tok

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