Headlines: Kat McPhee & Baby Model Swimwear, Carrie Underwood Raises 100K

FULL LINEUP ANNOUNCED FOR THE “56TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™” BROADCAST LIVE FROM THREE ICONIC COUNTRY MUSIC VENUES IN NASHVILLE, SUNDAY, APRIL 18 AT 8PM ET / 7PM CT ON CBS – The Academy of Country Music®, dick clark productions and CBS announced today the full superstar performance lineup for the 56TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, airing live on Sunday, April 18 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network and will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. The artists include Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton, Ryan Hurd, Jack Ingram, Alan Jackson, Elle King, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Ashley McBryde, Maren Morris, Carly Pearce, Jon Randall, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, The War and Treaty, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, CeCe Winans, and Chris Young. Over 25 artists will perform more than 30 songs from three iconic Country Music venues: the Grand Ole Opry House,Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. – Via press release

Carrie Underwood raises over $101,000 for charity in Nashville Easter concert – Carrie Underwood raised more than $101,000 for an international children’s charity by the end of her Easter Day livestream concert filmed at Ryman Auditorium. Underwood performed hymns such as “O How I Love Jesus,” “I Surrender All” and “Amazing Grace” from her recent gospel album “My Savior,” with the help of special guests in gospel legend CeCe Winans and NEEDTOBREATHE frontman Bear Rinehart. As of 12:30 p.m. CT on Sunday, her fundraiser for humanitarian organization Save The Children had collected $68,053. – Read more at the Tennessean

Olly Murs to front Stars in Their Eyes reboot Starstruck as he launches solo presenting career – Olly Murs is set to front a revamp of Stars In Their Eyes called Starstruck as he launches his solo presenting career. The singer, 36, who previously hosted The X Factor alongside the late Caroline Flack after competing on the show in 2009, will host the new ITV talent show. Olly is said to be excited about his new job and is ready to step out in front of the cameras as a host alone. The Troublemaker singer is not the only star being lined up to appear on the programme with Sheridan Smith, Beverley Knight and Adam Lambert set to appear as judges. Filming is due to commence this summer with four groups of three contestants transforming into their idols, just like popular eighties show Stars In Their Eyes. – Read more at Metro.co.uk

Snoop Dogg, Jennifer Hudson, Will.i.am join ‘Pierre the Pigeon-Hawk’ Cast – Snoop Dogg, Jennifer Hudson and Will.i.am joined the cast of Exodus Film Group’s animated feature “Pierre the Pigeon-Hawk.” Directed by John D. Eraklis, the New York City-set animated comedy follows Pierre (Will.i.am) who was born out of forbidden love between a hawk (Whoopi Goldberg) and a pigeon (Howie Mandel). Rejected by both communities, he sets out on an adventure to find himself and makes some new friends along the way. His journey of self-discovery propels Pierre to promote the need for diversity, inclusion and community. Pierre’s new friends include Ophelia, an Owl played by Hudson whose genius is outweighed by her madness. She’s part of a band of unlikely friends who have recently escaped from the Central Park Zoo. Also in the group are a pair of rag tag city squirrels: Scratch (Snoop Dogg) and Sniff (Keenan Thompson). – Read more at Variety

Carrie Underwood On ‘Being Together All Day’ With Mike Fisher Amid Lockdown – Ahead of her live virtual concert in support of her gospel album, My Savior, on Easter Sunday (April 4), Underwood, 38, took to CBS Sunday Morning and spoke about her dynamic with Fisher, 40, and their sons during the pandemic. “Well, my husband did say, ‘You know what? I like you.’ And I was like, ‘I like you, too,'” she explained of the pair’s quality time. “Like, it’s kinda weird. He’s like, ‘No, you know you love someone, but it’s like, when you are off doing your own thing, and then, you know, you come have dinner together, you don’t really have to, like, deal with each other that much.’” “We’ve been together, and some couples kinda get stronger, and you see some go the other way. And so, like, we were really good at being together all day, every day,” she recalled Fisher telling her at one point. – Read more at iHeart.com

Katy Perry Says She Swore Off Secular Music After Buying This ‘American Idol’ Guest’s CD as a Teen – Katy Perry is reliving a funny moment from her teens with the latest American Idol guest. The 36-year-old singer took to Twitter on Monday to share a video of herself recalling the time she broke her family’s rules and bought Incubus’ album when she was a teen. “The first CD I ever bought was an Incubus CD that had ‘Pardon Me’ on it. It was my favorite song ever,” she said of the rock band’s 1997 album, Make Yourself. “I brought it home and I wasn’t allowed to listen to secular music. I took it out of its little holder and it broke into, like, the 10 Commandments, and I thought it was a sign from God.” “I would never, ever listen to secular, devil-worshipping music again,” she continued, before panning the camera out to reveal Brandon Boyd, Incubus’ lead singer, who joked, “Until…” – Read more at Entertainment Tonight

Todd Tilghman Praises His 8 Children For Adjusting After His Win on ‘The Voice’ [EXCLUSIVE] – “I don’t want to take too much credit,” Tilghman boasts to Everything Nash of his well-adjusted family. “We just kind of kept living our lives, aside from the move. How we do our life at home, and just the way we are, we sort of kept just living our lives the way we always did. The little kids, they don’t know. They’re just happy. And my baby girl, she knows the words to all my songs, ’cause even the stuff that’s not released, she gets to hear and listen to herself. But they seem fairly grounded about it.” – Read more at Everything Nash

Katharine McPhee and her 6-week-old son are twinning in matching swimsuits – Katharine McPhee Foster and her newborn son, Rennie, just rocked coordinated swimwear in a cute family photo. The 37-year-old shared the family photo, which also included her stepdaughters, Erin and Jordan, sporting swimwear from the same line, in her Instagram story. – Read more at Today

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