Headlines: Gabby Barrett Tour Dates, Adam Lambert Talks Idol

Gabby Barrett adds more shows with Kane Brown next year – American Idol alum Gabby Barrett adds shows with Kane Brown next year. Tickets go on sale November 30. Presale takes place November 29 Using the code PICKMEUP. Check out Gabby’s tour dates HERE.

Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood Join Circle Network to Support Toys for Tots – Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Dustin Lynch and Lauren Alaina team with Circle Network to use the power of music to help children in need this holiday season. From November 21 through Christmas Day (Dec. 25), Circle Network will raise awareness for Toys For Tots, a nonprofit adopted by the Marine Corps in 1948 to gift new, unwrapped toys to children in need. Circle Network will air three special episodes of Opry Live in partnership with Toys For Tots. Performances by Combs, Underwood, Rucker, Lynch and Alaina will be featured as each artist encourages viewers to donate to Toys For Tots. The episodes will air over the course of three consecutive Saturdays: November 26 and December 3 and 10. – Read more at American Songwriter

Adam Lambert Reflects On ‘American Idol’ – Adam Lambert takes a trip down memory lane with ET Canada and shares how he has come full circle after previously auditioning on “American Idol” with Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Lambert also reveals which “Idol” judge he’d want to collaborate with and looks back at his former red carpet looks.

Scotty McCreery talks Same Truck Deluxe Backstage at the Opry

The Voice’ Alum Madeline Consoer’s New Single ‘Little Miss’ Is About ‘Two-Faced’ Nashville Girls  – Madeline Consoer is kicking off a new era with her new single “Little Miss.” The 26-year-old The Voice alum says the explosive country-rock track, which premieres exclusively on PEOPLE, is the result of her and musicians Chase McDaniel and Jerry Jacobs downing “a pot of coffee each” in the studio, calling it the “most high-energy song we’ve done together.” Consoer, who made it to the Top 17 on the singing show in 2020, says that the bombastic anthem is inspired by an experience she shared in the studio that day. – Read more at People

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  1. I’m surprised Gabby is still doing opener slots. What does a girl have to do to get a headlining tour besides have the biggest hit of a year?

  2. There are country artists that don’t do headlining tours at small venues/theaters, but open up for big artists for several years at the beginning of their career. For example, Little Big Town, Chris Young, Lady A, Lauren Alaina, Russell Dickerson, etc. have done this. Some such as Lauren & Russell eventually headline theaters/small venues at least several years later. However, Lady A, Chris Young, etc. didn’t headline for at least several years after their debut & they had several #1 hits. In their cases, Lady A & Chris Young were too big to headline theaters or small venues. But from what country music industry people said at the time, they had trouble trying to get to the next venue market of headlining mid-size venues so they kept opening for bigger names to build more of a “brand” & fanbase. Then years later they starting headlining. I think Gabby will get offered big name tours a lot as an opener or a supporting act. However, I do get a sense that she doesn’t seem to be someone headlining theaters or small venues (similar to Lady A or Chris) so she may opening for awhile until she can headline bigger venues on her own like others have done.

    Also, some country artists & even a recent Billboard article has pointed this out recently. But for many country artists performing at theaters & small venues it’s been an unreliable year. Some of these venues have closed after COVID & there’s fewer available venues. Some fans are not attending smaller venues, but ok with larger or outdoor venues. The artists that usually do these types of venues are having more cancellations because of ticket sales. The Billboard article says many of these artists who were doing these types of venues before COVID has had to “pivot” or change their touring strategy. Some have started booking more festivals or outdoor venues. Some have dealt with cancellations & low ticket sales which are generally new artists to headlining. These could be reasons that a new/newbie artist thinking of starting to headline now puts it off.

  3. Nice interview with Adam. Decent questions. And the interviewer never really has to worry. With some artists, it’s like pulling teeth.

  4. Enjoyed the interview. Adam is always so genuine and humble.

    Here’s the full 21-minute video.


    Also, Adam had been in NYC for over a week. His manager was there too. We didn’t get any hints about what they’ve been working on though. He’s now back in LA and was at Universal Studios yesterday to tape a future performance for The Voice. Hoping we get details soon.

    Busy guy. Keepin’ secrets!

  5. Don’t know. The person who was at the taping didn’t give anything away.

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