Headlines: Jake Hoot Opry Bow, Gabby Barrett Credits Carrie Underwood

Yahoo Teams With Ellen DeGeneres’ Digital Network for ‘Reality Star Showdown’ Play-Along Game Show (EXCLUSIVE) – Yahoo Entertainment is launching “Reality Star Showdown,” a party-game show from Ellen DeGeneres’ digital media company, in which viewers play along in guessing games with reality-TV contestants. The series is hosted by “The Ellen Show” producers Andy Zenor and Tracy Gold. In a bid to boost engagement, “Reality Star Showdown” uses Yahoo’s interactive quiz tool to let viewers submit their own answers alongside the show’s guests. The 12-episode digital series debuts Tuesday, Feb. 4, featuring “Bachelor” contestants Kendall Long, Krystal Nielson, Joe Amabile and Nick Viall. The foursome will go head-to-head in answering various questions — including “Who’s most likely to spend the night in a windmill?” which in “Bachelor”-speak means to have sex. They also play “never have I ever” and a few rounds of “most likely to.” (Watch the episode at this link.) – Read more at Variety

Adam Lambert announced as first Manchester Pride Live 2020 act – Adam Lambert has been announced as the first musical act of this year’s Manchester Pride Live festival. The Queen frontman and renowned solo artist will perform at the live music portion of the annual LGBTQ+ celebration this August. Manchester Pride Live will return to Mayfield for a second year this summer, with live music taking place over the course of two days. Adam will play at Manchester Pride as part of his Velvet Tour across Europe, one of only two UK dates. The tour is in support of upcoming fourth solo album Velvet, from which he has just released single Roses, with Nile Rodgers. – Read more at Manchester Evening News

‘The Voice’ Winner Jake Hoot To Make Grand Ole Opry Debut – Following his win on The Voice, Jake Hoot is reaching another milestone his career—performing at the Grand Ole Opry. The 31-year-old singer couldn’t be happier to get to step in the revered circle on the Opry stage. “It means the world to me, the fact that they would think enough of me to invite me to come out and play,” Jake told One Country prior to his big night. “Hopefully I won’t mess it up and they’ll have me back. But it’s something I’m definitely looking forward to. My grandparents that live in Texas, they’re driving back up for that. And I know for them, that’s something that’s going to be special too. It’s going to be special to have them there, to witness that. So looking forward to it.” – Read more at OneCountry.com

Gabby Barrett Credits Carrie Underwood with Crucial Help: ‘She Gave Me a Lot of Great Advice’ – So, if Carrie Underwood gives you her phone number and tells you to call “anytime you want to talk,” would you do it? Up-and-coming artist Gabby Barrett did back in 2018, and she can now thank Underwood for part of the success she’s had with her current top 10-and-climbing single, “I Hope.” “She gave me a lot of great advice,” Barrett, 19, tells PEOPLE. Underwood, who of course is among Idol’s most successful winners, told Barrett there was no time to waste, and the young singer needed to do what Underwood had done: Write on the road. Take red-eye flights to Nashville for songwriting sessions. And even on those days when extra work seemed impossible, just do it. – Read more at People

Danielle Bradbery Loves ‘Being a Representation of Country’ for Other Genres – In late 2019, Danielle Bradbery contributed a song to the newest iteration of Charlie’s Angels: Called “Blackout,” the tune puts a spotlight on Bradbery’s poppier side, which makes sense considering that the film appeals to all kinds of moviegoers, not just country music fans. It also fits with the way the song made its way onto the movie’s soundtrack, with help from stars of a number of different backgrounds. “It’s a crazy story, and it involves a little bit of name-dropping,” Bradbery told The Boot with a laugh on the red carpet of the 2019 CMA Awards. “I was performing here [in Nashville] for CMA Fest and the amazing Scooter Braun came to one of my shows. He was here for Ariana Grande’s concert in Nashville. – Read more at The Boot

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