Jennifer Hudson visits FAME Recording Studios ahead of Aretha Franklin biopic – icture it, you’re driving down Avalon Avenue in Muscle Shoals and spot a woman that looks like Jennifer Hudson walking out of FAME Recording Studios. Doubletake, it is Jennifer Hudson. The Grammy award-winning musician traveled south to visit the iconic recording studio just ahead of her new movie, “Respect.” Hudson is portraying the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, in the biopic slated to hit theatres August 2021. FAME Music was established in 1959, and a couple of years later founder Rick Hall opened up the studio that still stands at the corner of East Avalon Avenue. It was there Franklin recorded hits like, “I Never Loved A Man” and “Do Right Woman.” Of course, Hudson had to pay a visit to the spot Franklin recorded some of her most notable work. Before leaving the Hit Recording Capital of the World, she snapped a picture in front of the classic FAME sign. The social media followers went wild — including us. – Read more at WAAF
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American Idol Winner Trent Harmon Is A Fulltime Songwriter In Nashville – Trent Harmon won ‘American Idol’ in 2016. Since that time, Harmon has released an album and is also a full-time songwriter, working in Nashville. Harmon is in Tupelo as a judge for the “Miss Mississippi Volunteer Pageant,” that’s where we caught up with him, at a reception for the contestants. On July 30th, Harmon is performing at the historic “Bluebird Cafe’ in Nashville, as the cafe reopens. – Watch the video at WCBI
David Archuleta’s Children’s Book Ready to Pre-Order
“Pre-order it by August 15th to get an exclusive ticket to an online show and for a chance to win a Zoom video meet and greet with me!,” David writes. More info HERE.
I'm very excited to share that my upcoming children's book #MyLittlePrayer is now available for pre-order! Pre-order it by August 15th to get an exclusive ticket to an online show and for a chance to win a Zoom video meet and greet with me! Visit https://t.co/9UAZ2EBssE for info. pic.twitter.com/2FC1Rkk3Vh
— David Archuleta (@DavidArchie) July 9, 2021
Plus David crosses one more thing of his “bucket list” Skydiving!
One more thing off the bucket list pic.twitter.com/sDiX1sFjMk
— David Archuleta (@DavidArchie) July 10, 2021
Mel & Chumley Chat with DAUGHTRY
Chumley and Mel Taylor catch up with Daughtry on what’s new and he sings some songs for you.
‘American Idol’ Alum Alex Miller Joins Rhonda Vincent On Stage In Nashville, Jeannie Seely Surprises – ‘American Idol’ Alex Miller joined Rhonda Vincent & The Rage on stage in Nashville! Opry Member Jeannie Seely also surprised the capacity crowd at The Ryman Auditorium, just days after her birthday. On Thursday (July 8), the American Idol alum joined Vincent, a bluegrass award-winner, for an encore performance during an evening dubbed Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights At The Ryman. Miller performed Jimmy Martin’s “Freeborn Man,” a song that he previously performed during Hollywood Week on American Idol, alongside Vincent, while she played the mandolin. The Kentucky native also performed his debut single, “I’m Over You So Get Over Me,” which the capacity crowd thoroughly enjoyed.lum Alex Miller Joins Rhonda Vincent On Stage In Nashville, Jeannie Seely Surprises – Read more at Music Mayhem Magazine
Topher Grace Kicked Conan O’Brien Out Of His Dressing Room To Watch Kelly Win ‘American Idol’ – Topher Grace can’t believe he’s finally meeting Kelly for the first time. The “Home Economics” star reflects on the night of Kelly’s “American Idol” win when he forced Conan O’Brien to leave his dressing room so he could watch Kelly win.