Headlines: Haley Reinhart, Raelynn Announce New Music

Haley Reinhart Announces Long Awaited New Single “Roll The Dice”

The American Idol season 10 alum Haley Reinhart announced her next single “Roll The Dice” is coming out on August 27. “It’s Friday the 13th and I’m feelin’ lucky so here it goes… The title of my next single is, Roll The Dice!!! Releasing 8/27.” She’s playing the OshKosh Jazz Festival the next day, on August 28.

The Voice season 2 singer RaeLynn Announces her Next Album Baytown

The Team Blake Shelton singer drops her next album, Baytown, on September 24. “BAYTOWN (THE ALBUM) coming 9/24! Speaking from my heart is 100% what I’m going to do, and I really dove into that this back half of the record. I’m so excited for y’all to hear these songs as a complete project. Pre-save/pre-add #BAYTOWN now.”

Brooke Simpson ‘ready to show the world who I am as an artist’

The Voice alum Brooke Simpson shares why she auditioned for America’s Got Talent. She will compete in the Quarterfinals on August 24.

Get To Know: Laci Kaye Booth [Exclusive Interview] – How did you land a record deal with Big Machine? I started writing a lot, and wrote over 400 songs in the past two years of living here. I think how I landed the deal was because the more I wrote, the more my name was getting around in town. I was starting to have more conversations and meetings with different people. Everybody in Nashville [was] just so welcoming and so great, and I felt so lucky to be here in that situation at that time. My mentor, Autumn, who works at Red Light Management, told me about Dann Huff and said that if we’re looking at producing a record, Dann [has to do it]. So, she took me over to his house and I sang “Heart Of Texas” for him since I had just written that song, and he recorded me on his phone as I was singing it. He really liked me and then told me he’d produce me. – Read more at Sounds Like Nashville

Caleb Kennedy brings the country to Spartanburg’s Music on Main – Kennedy also spent some time last week with participants of the Summer Leadership Camp at the T.K. Gregg Center. At the close of the camps, the center holds a series called “Follow Your Dreams, Lunch and Learn.” Locals are invited to speak about their passion and journey. After performing a few musical selections, Parks and Recreation staff member Briana Briggs interviewed Kennedy. – Read more at GoUpsate.com

We talk to Scotty McCreery about his new album, Same Truck, life since American Idol, his wife, Gabi, his strong faith and more.

Lee DeWyze Interview: On Intention and Purpose in Songwriting and ‘Ghost Stories’ – You had independently released two records before you were on American Idol, and then after winning, you of course released many more—how did that experience of competing on that show change the way you think about songwriting? DeWyze: I think it drove me even closer to it. There was this moment, being a singer-songwriter, being on a show like that, playing other people’s music, there was this feeling of betraying the art form in a weird way. I don’t know why I felt that. At the end of the day, being on Idol was one of the hardest things I ever did. I think at the time, I always had these visions of me coming into my own as a singer-songwriter and having a career like that. I never, at the start, envisioned American Idol being any kind of step in that process. To have that kind of just happen I was kind of like ‘Woah. Okay. This is crazy.’ It was something I had to reverse-engineer a bit after Idol, which was getting back to that singer-songwriter part of me. – Read more at The Young Folks

T-Pain Replaces DJ Khaled as Judge on ‘Go-Big Show’ Season 2 – T-Pain will join the upcoming season of “Go-Big Show” at TBS, replacing previously announced judge DJ Khaled, the network said Thursday. T-Pain will serve as a judge alongside Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Nettles, Cody Rhodes and host Bert Kreischer, all of whom return from the show’s first season. DJ Khaled was previously announced as the replacement for Season 1 judge Snoop Dogg. No reason was provided for his exit. “Go-Big Show” is described as a showcase for “supersized talents on a scale never before seen on television.” Acts featured on Season 1 include monster trucks, alligator trainers and stunt archery. – Read more at The Wrap

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