Headlines: Gabby Barrett Signs Publishing Deal, Adam Lambert, Christina Aguilera Planned a Tour

Sony/ATV Nashville signs rising US star Gabby Barrett to worldwide deal – Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville has platinum-certified signed singer/songwriter Gabby Barrett to a global publishing administration deal. The Pennsylvania native’s current single I Hope has been the No.1 streamed country single in the US for three consecutive weeks and risen to No.16 on the all-genre Hot 100 chart. Speaking about the signing, Sony/ATV Nashville CEO Rusty Gaston said: “When Gabby sings you can hear her true heart in every single note, and she brings that same passion into the writing room. We are thrilled to welcome her to the Sony/ATV family and support her as she enters this exciting new phase in her career.” – Read more at music week

American Idol winner Phillip Phillips to play benefit concert for Georgia hospital – Georgia native and American Idol winner Phillip Phillips is doing his part to help the health care heroes battling the coronavirus. Southwest Georgia, where Phillips is from, is the hardest-hit area of the state. Hundreds of people have died in the last couple months. “My small town of Albany has been hit disproportionately hard by the coronavirus and I want to help. My roots run deep in Georgia, so it feels great to be able to support my community during this time,” Phillips wrote. – Read more at WSB-TV

Changing Shirts, Fleeing Traffic: ‘American Idol’ Top 11 Talk Adjusting to Singing From Home – Billboard hopped on the phone with the top 11 on Tuesday (May 5) — along with several other reporters — to find out what the singers did to tweak their homebound performances after lessons learned from the previous week. We also asked some of the eliminated contestants what it felt like to only get a virtual hug rather than the traditional teary group embrace when their card wasn’t pulled. – Read more at Billboard.com

Adam Lambert and Christina Aguilera Were Plotting a Tour Before the Coronavirus Struck

Lauren Spencer-Smith Discusses Her ‘American Idol’ Journey – She made the top 20, but couldn’t quite crack the top 10 on “American Idol”. Regardless, Vancouver-native Lauren Spencer-Smith still has a solid singing career ahead of her. While chatting with ET Canada’s Carlos Bustamante, the 16-year-old opens up about her unprecedented and unpredictable season of the competition series. – Read more at Entertainment Tonight

Becnel focuses on recording new music as American Idol run ends – Faith Becnel’s American Idol journey may have ended Sunday night, but the Destrehan native insists it’s only the beginning of her musical career. “To see how much people care about my success … that to me is the most touching thing ever,” Becnel said of the outpouring and love and support she received when news spread she had not made the top 10. This week Becnel will head into a studio to record her own original music for the first time, something she said she is both excited and nervous about. “I may release them as singles, but I am definitely working on a 6 song EP of all sings I’ve written,” she said. “I know I need to get things out quickly because of the exposure with American Idol.” – Read more at HeraldGuide.com

What Katy Perry Was Planning to Wear to the MET Gala

The coronavirus pandemic ended all events across the country, including the MET gala, the fashion event of the year. American Idol judge Katy Perry shares the outfit she would have worn to the event, originally scheduled for May 4 in New York City. She would have had to scramble to get from Los Angeles American Idol live show taping to NYC the next day!


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