Headlines: Idols Play the Ryman, Jennifer Hudson Honored at SCAD

Friendsgiving Live at the Ryman features American Idol alums Laine Hardy, Grace Leer, Dillon James and Laci Kaye Booth

The socially distanced show takes place on November 18 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Friendsgiving: Live At The Ryman invites music lovers to join this stellar list of rising country artists live in person at the Ryman or via the DREAMSTAGE livestream, as a way to reunite with friends and family this holiday season for one incredible night of performances. Get your tickets HERE.

Oscar and Grammy Winner Jennifer Hudson honored at the #SAVFF – Actor Jennifer Hudson was presented with the Virtuoso Award at the 2020 SCAD Savannah Film Festival. Hudson is a two-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Academy Award-winning actress, and bestselling author. Hudson will soon be seen starring as Aretha Franklin in the highly anticipated biopic, “Respect.” – Read more at WSAV.com

Carrie Underwood talks about her new holiday album and ACM win

Carrie Underwood Talks Life Under Quarantine, Plus: Her Reaction to Kelly Clarkson’s Autograph Revelation

‘American Idol’ Star Laine Hardy Has a New Title: RISER – Laine Hardy knows a thing or two about tiny towns. The Season 17 winner of American Idol and newest Taste of Country RISER grew up in a community of less than 2,000 people, so he’s testifying as much as he is singing about “wearing Main Street down” and store sign “letters burning out.” “Tiny Town” is Hardy’s debut single after winning American Idol in 2019. Since then he’s been doggedly traveling between Nashville and Livingston, La., for writing appointments and media opportunities. He’s found critical acclaim with tracks like “Ground I Grew Up On” and “Let There Be Country.” Michael Knox (Jason Aldean) has guided him throughout, impressing upon the 20-year-old the importance of a “best song wins” motto. Michael Tyler actually wrote “Tiny Town,” even though it sounds like something Hardy would put to paper himself. There was never any question of if he liked it. – Taste of Country

Harry Styles Leaves Sweet Note for Fan After His Car Breaks Down Outside Her Home

On Tuesday, a fan by the name of Theadora shared that Styles had left a sweet note for her after his car broke down and the singer hung out at her house while it was being repaired. According to Theadora, who shared documentation of the once-in-a-lifetime encounter with the former One Direction member on social media, Styles, 26, had car troubles outside her home — while she was away! Her dad’s friend then let the artist hang out inside their house while they fixed his car. “Theadora, my car broke down on your street and your dad’s friend kindly let me wait at your house with a cup of tea,” read the handwritten letter from Styles. “I’m devastated that we missed each other. Looking forward to meeting soon. Treat people with kindness. All my love, Harry.” – Read more at People

Lauren Jauregui Opens Up About Those “Traumatizing” Rumors About Her and Camila Cabello – The “Expectations” artist appeared on the Oct. 28 episode of En La Sala with Becky G and spoke out about Fifth Harmony fans shipping her and her former bandmate. “People thought Camila and I were, like, into each other and that made me so uncomfortable. Like, disgustingly uncomfortable,” Jauregui said. “Because I was queer, but she was not.” The 24-year-old singer then said these rumors made her feel “like a predator.” “It made me feel like a predator because of the type of clips people would put together and the type of stories people would write and the type of stuff,” she continued. “I was always the aggressor, and I was always the one turning her and I was always the one who was, like, the ‘masculine’ energy in the scenario. And it made me very uncomfortable because that’s not how I identify. And that’s not to say, that that’s wrong to identify like that….But I did not identify that way, and I also did not have that connection with her.” – Read more at EOnline

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