Headlines: Kane Brown to Play BMAs, Carrie Underwood CMA Streak Ends

KANE BROWN, SWAE LEE AND KHALID TEAM UP TO PERFORM “BE LIKE THAT,”PLUS A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE FROM DOJA CAT AT THE ‘2020 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS’ – dick clark productions and NBC today announced new performers for the “2020 Billboard Music Awards,” including superstars Doja Cat, Kane Brown, Swae Lee and Khalid. Hosted by Kelly Clarkson, the “2020 Billboard Music Awards” (BBMAs) will broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. Three-time 2020 BBMA nominee Kane Brown joins fellow nominees Swae Lee (4 nominations) and Khalid (12 nominations), tied for third-most nominations this year, for a world premiere performance of “Be Like That.” Doja Cat, a first-time nominee this year, will make her BBMA debut performance with a medley of chart-topping hits. Previously announced “2020 Billboard Music Awards” performers include Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, BTS, Luke Combs, En Vogue, Demi Lovato, Sia, Post Malone and SAINt JHN. Garth Brooks will receive the elite ICON Award, joining only eight other artists who have received the honor, and take the stage for a highly anticipated performance. – Via press release

The Country Music Association has revealed that Country Music superstars and previous CMA Awards winners Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker will host “The 54th Annual CMA Awards” live from Nashville on WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. Country Music’s Biggest Night™ will take place from Music City Center in downtown Nashville and will feature the biggest artists and performances in Country Music. “I’m thrilled to be back hosting the CMA Awards and even more thrilled that I get to share the stage with Darius Rucker,” says McEntire. “We’re looking forward to a night of celebrating great Country Music and hope you’ll tune in and watch!” (thus ends Carrie Underwood’s 12 year streak co-hosting the awards. The first 11 with Brad Paisley, Then, last year with Dolly Parton and Reba.) more at WDTVPress.com

Tom Hanks, Jennifer Hudson and More Added to Carousel of Hope Ball! Here’s How to Watch – Event chair and host Barbara Davis and co-chair Dana Davis announced Monday that Sir Michael Caine, David Copperfield, John Elway, Kenny G, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Hudson, Lionel Richie, Maria Shriver, Sam Smith, Sir Rod Stewart, Pia Toscano, and Usher will join the incredible line-up of talent for the virtual 2020 Carousel of Hope Ball on Saturday, Oct. 10. – Read more at People

Danielle Bradbery On Being In A Relationship During A Pandemic – “The love part of it, I’ve gotten to see him a lot more than I probably would have being on the road,” Bradbery told reporters recently. “I know a lot of people are like, ‘Either the quarantine has saved a lot of relationships or broken a lot,’ but you find out a lot about yourself. We got to spend a lot of time and we did a road trip together, which I think was kind of the make or break moment because we drove a pretty long way and we survived it, so thank God. It’s been a crazy time and it’s a lot better than I personally thought it would be.” – Read more at SoundsLikeNashville

Cassadee Pope’s Most Honest Songwriting Led to the Creation of Her Authentic EP ‘Rise and Shine’ – And in 2017, Cassadee Pope was hurting like never before. “It was the year from hell,” the Grammy nominated singer says in a candid interview with American Songwriter. “I became single after being with someone for eight years. I left my management team and my publishing deal and my label. I bought a house on my own. I had never lived 100% alone before.” She was scared and sad and lonely. But then, the season three winner of The Voice and the woman who had burst on the country scene with her Platinum-selling single, “Wasting All These Tears”, started going to therapy. She started reading books. She started getting to know the person she used to be, the person she was and the person she wanted to be. – Read more at American Songwriter

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