2022 CMT Music Awards Reveals Hosts Country star Kelsea Ballerini and actor Anthony Mackie will co-host the CMT Music Awards on Monday April 11. The event will broadcast live across CBSViacom platforms, including, for the first time, CBS network. Nominations for the 2022 CMT MUSIC AWARDS will be announced on Wednesday, March 16, on CBS Mornings. – Read more at CMT.com
Cadence Baker Talks American Idol ahead of her audition airing – ABC dropped Cadence Baker’s audition on Saturday. Luke Bryan called the 18 year old Muscle Shoals, Alabama native, whose grandfather wrote the All-4-one hit “I Swear,” Top 10. “I am freaking ecstatic,” she told WAAY TV. “… I keep seeing myself on promos, and I always cry. I can’t imagine what it’s going to be like seeing myself on TV and like seeing my episode. It’s going to be so surreal for me.” She also said that “Being on ‘Idol’ has definitely helped me a lot with my confidence. I used to not be super confident, but now that people are actually rooting for me and you know are like, ‘This sounds good,’ and it’s not just criticism. It’s more constructive criticism. … It definitely puts a different outlook on yourself.” – read more at WAAYTV
American Idol hopeful Aaron Westberry Hollywood Bound – Aaron nabbed his ticket to Hollywood on last Sunday’s show. He told the Greenville news: “I like a wide variety of music and my style will be popish going forward,” he told The News. Prior to his debut on Idol, Westberry went to Clemson for a year majoring in computer science and was in the Airforce Reserved Officers’ Training Corps where he wanted to become a pilot but his course of life changed and Westberry dropped out. He decided to pursue music while quarantining from COVID-19 “But when we were quarantining, I had a lot of time and realized this was kinda fun and it built slowly from there,” he said. – Read more at Greenville News
The Voice winners Girl Named Tom on being on tour, honoring their dad and riding around in that van – The Voice winners Girl Named Tom chat with WKYC. Josh, Caleb and Bekah Liechty sit down with Stephanie Haney on the 3 Things to Know podcast to talk about how they’re honoring their dad by doing what he loved to watch them do, and what life has been like since diving headfirst into fame. The trio is on tour right now.
Adam Lambert visits Rady Children’s Hospital in his hometown, San Diego.
The American Idol alum’s charitable foundation, Feel Something Foundation posted a few photos from the visit
“Our founder, @adamlambert, had the wonderful opportunity to visit our friends at @radychildrens earlier this week. He enjoyed a tour of their facilities, met the incredible team there who lead the way with the innovative services they provide…”
Our founder, @adamlambert, had the wonderful opportunity to visit our friends at @radychildrens earlier this week. He enjoyed a tour of their facilities, met the incredible team there who lead the way with the innovative services they provide… pic.twitter.com/0YgsTW19Im
— Feel Something Foundation (@FSFoundation_) March 10, 2022
2022 ACM awards co-host Gabby Barrett talks American Idol, Dolly Parton – Gabby chats with the Tennessean before the ACM Awards.
‘American Idol’ Ruben Studdard Winner Offers Advice To Singing Mocs – American Idol season 2 winner Ruben Studdard gave a masterclass at the University of Tennessee to the “Singing Mocs” “These young people are still developing as musicians. It’s my job to encourage them to be better than they are today,” he said. “It’s not my job to come in and berate or intimidate or make them feel unworthy. “This is exactly what I was at this age, and I remember it. I think if more adults could remember how they felt as a young person, you would have a better understanding of how to communicate with them,” said Studdard, who will return to UTC on March 28 for another masterclass. – Read more at Chattanooga Pulse
Katy Perry Wins Appeal in ‘Dark Horse’ Copyright Suit – The Dark Horse copyright suit has been going on for years, but it appears to be finally settled. The American Idol judge won on appeal: A federal appeals court ruled in Katy Perry’s favor in the “Dark Horse” copyright lawsuit against Christian rapper Marcus Gray. Gray, whose stage name is Flame, first sued Perry in 2014, claiming her hit “Dark Horse” was substantially similar to his song “Joyful Noise.” In 2019, a Los Angeles jury found Perry liable for infringement, but the verdict was overturned a year later when a judge ruled that the eight-note “ostinato” Perry allegedly copied lacked the “quantum of originality” to warrant copyright protection. Gray appealed the decision in October 2020, writing in a brief about the incriminating similarity of timbre between the songs… – Read more at Variety