American Idol’s Haley Reinhart announces next album.
The American Idol season 10 alum announced recently that her next album Off the Ground will come out on September 2. “You ready for more music?! My 1st ever original EP, “Off The Ground” officially drops 9.2.22!!! Pre-save it now!,” The singer continued, “Thank you for the love you’ve shown my pre-released singles, ‘Off The Ground’ & ‘Roll The Dice.’ I’m so excited for you to hear more flavors of who I am through these tunes that poured out of me… SO grateful to have produced this project with my amazingly talented friends, @tingsek and @grahna. Prepare your tastebuds!!!”
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Chapel Hart will return to the America’s Got Talent stage this week. During this interview they talk about the experience so far.
Chris Young Was Pitched ‘Damn Strait’ Before Scotty McCreery; Here’s Why He Didn’t Record It – “I know the writer of that song, and he pitched me that song first. But I had just released my album and it was going to be a few years before I could record it,” Young explained. The country hitmaker said he knew it would be a big song, but unfortunately for him, the timing just wasn’t right. “I told him to play it for everyone, because that song is a hit,” Young recalled. “I don’t think I’ve even told Scotty this. I told him I have no idea when the next single was going to come. This song was too good to sit on.” – Read more at Country Now
Scotty McCreery Celebrates Three No. 1 Hits – Music industry members gathered at The Electric Jane on Tuesday (Aug. 9) to raise a glass to Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery. The party came on the heels of his recent hit “Damn Strait” spending three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, following his previous No. 1 hits “You Time” and “In Between.” In addition to being recognized for the No. 1 tracks, McCreery also received plaques to signify Gold certification by the RIAA for each single, as well as a MusicRow No. 1 Challenge Coin for “Damn Strait” reaching No. 1 on the MusicRow CountryBreakout Radio Chart. Some of the songwriters for each tune were on hand to receive plaques for their success. McCreery spoke about each one, thanking them for believing in him and making music with him. – Read more at Music Row
Jennifer Hudson Hopes Fans Discover Their Superpower on New Talk Show – Jennifer Hudson gives fans a glimpse behind the scenes at “The Jennifer Hudson Show.” The EGOT-winner shares what she hopes viewers will take away from her new daytime talk show premiering September 12.
Jennifer Hudson throws out first pitch at Fenway Park – Actress, singer and soon-to-be host of “The Jennifer Hudson Show” throws out the first pitch at Fenway Park ahead of Sox/Yankees.
Interview: Constantine Maroulis of FOREIGNERS JOURNEY at Axelrod PAC – “I love these catalogs,” said Maroulis, who spent this past weekend in the serene oasis of Upstate New York to see outlaw country legend Willie Nelson live for the first time. “Going to high school in the ’90s, the grunge on the radio, ’70s arena rock- those voices always lept off the radio into my face. As a musical theater guy, I had an ear for rock opera. Jesus Christ Superstar, The Who’s “Tommy” changed my world. Led Zeppelin, The Grateful Dead. Those arena sounds felt like a musical in a way. This show, this classic rock celebration, is an extension of Rock of Ages for which I’m best known, and helped elevate this wonderful worldwide brand. To be recognized by my community is a dream come true.” – Read more at Broadway World
NBC Aims to Boost Carrie Underwood’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ Opener With Real-World Footage – Carrie Underwood doesn’t have to open NBC Sports’ “Sunday Night Football” all by herself. The show, one of TV’s most-watched programs each year, hopes to take on new relevancy this season by incorporating scenes from each week’s host city and activity from the stadium in the opening segment starring Carrie Underwood. Fans have seen the famous singer belting out “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” for years. NBC hopes dedicating a film crew to capturing the action around the game on the day it’s played will add a boost to the proceedings and get fans more engaged. – Read more at Variety
Nigel Lythgoe, Ken Warwick List Paso Robles Winery for $22M – From reality TV to winemaking, American Idol creators Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick are ready to move on to their next venture. After purchasing a 164-acre Paso Robles farm house in 2005, the producing duo tore down the old structure, thus creating what now stands as Villa San-Juliette (VSJ). Reminiscent of Italian wine country, VSJ is tucked away into the renowned Paso Robles region in Central California — a three-hour drive from San Francisco or Los Angeles, respectively. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter