American Idol Winner Chayce Beckham to perform before NASCAR Race – American Idol winner Chayce Beckham set to play a concert at the Texas Motor Speedway in Dallas on October 17 before the Autotrader Echopark Automotive 500 NASCAR Cup Series race. ON TRACK ACCESS!!! Get your tickets HERE.
? Clear Views … ? Full Ears … ? Can't Lose!@NASCAR Cup driver intros and a concert from @AmericanIdol winner @ChayceBeckham! It's the Loud & Proud Pre-Race Show presented by @dallasnews Track Pass!https://t.co/hiGrVN9u5I#AutotraderEchoPark500 | #NLTX pic.twitter.com/LMbUrX1fVL
— Texas Motor Speedway (@TXMotorSpeedway) September 10, 2021
American Idol 2020 finalist Louis Knight will open for his pal Francisco Martin in Chicago on his upcoming tour. – Louis will be stepping in for regular opening act, 2021 finalist Hunter Metts who can’t make the date.
“Tour Update: Hey guys, @hunterjmetts won’t be able to make it out to the Chicago date at @lh_schubas (his loss, naturally…),” Francisco writes on Instagram. “so I’ve asked my good friend @louisknightmusic to come and hang with us for the night! If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, get them now. It’s gonna be a wild ride.” Tickets for the tour at THIS LINK.
Also, Francisco has a new song “Bittersweet” coming out on September 17.
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American Idol 2021 Reunion! – Winner Chayce Beckham, runner-up Willie Spence and finalist Hunter Metts have a little get together. “It was so good catching up with my Bro’s??Long time no see! @chaycebeckhammusic @hunterjmetts”
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The Kelly Clarkson Show – When Nature Calls!
The Kelly Clarkson Show season 3 premieres on September 13. And in this preview snip, Coldplay’s Chris Martin sings while Kelly and her kids sing along. Suddenly, Remi announces that he’s gotta a do a thing RIGHT NOW! If I recall correctly, Kelly’s daughter River Rose loved the “Yellow” music video, and had a little crush on Crush.
When nature calls… mid-song! Tune in to The Kelly Clarkson Show Season 3 Premiere MONDAY Sept. 13! pic.twitter.com/CZFhYGgYnV
— The Kelly Clarkson Show (@KellyClarksonTV) September 9, 2021
Ricky Duran’s much anticipated Hanover Theatre show a go for Sept. 18 – “I’m really excited to finally perform,” Duran said. “It was supposed to happen a year and a half ago.” It would be nice to say he was a the winner of “The Voice,” he said, but on the other hand, he had heard stories of dissatisfaction among some previous winners about the way they were treated artistically by the designated recording label. “I think for people, especially in my field of work, momentum is a big thing for up-and-coming artists. So I think it definitely affected me,” Duran said of the pandemic. After the March 27, 2020, show at The Hanover Theatre, there would have likely been a tour, but “it wasn’t happening.” – Read more at Telegram & Gazette
Jammin Java welcomes former American Idol winner Lee DeWyze – Today, at 35, DeWyze feels that those coming to see him play and listen to his music have very little if any connection to the fans who watched him on Idol. “I’ve been off of Idol for 10 years and haven’t been connected with the show for the last eight,” he said. “As far as what my career is now, it’s touring and songwriting, and to be honest, Idol gets your name out there, but it’s up to you to stay out there. It was a great experience at the time, but from the day I left the show, it’s been up to me.” “I’ll also be playing some new covers, which I’m excited about, and some stuff from all of my albums; I know the stuff that fans love,” he said. I am on show 17 now since coming back, and it means everything to me. I fell back in love with touring again. I can just see how happy people are to be there, and for me, to play the new music, I’ve felt so appreciative.” – Read more at FairFaxTimes
Why Grimes Thinks ‘Alter Ego’ Represents the Future of Music for ‘Different Types of Brains’ – “I have huge stage fright,” said musician, producer and “Alter Ego” judge Grimes at the Television Critics Assn. press tour panel for the new competition program. “I’m a writer and a producer and I love designing performances and stuff, but I just have really bad mental health effects from being a front person. I find it quite emotionally intense. And I think the show really represents for a lot of people who might be more of a behind-the-scenes person but who loves the idea of architecting a performance. … It’s very hard to find a world-class performer in the same body as a person who is making sick beats and writing sick songs; that’s like a rarity. And I think this show represents a future in music with a lot more possibility for different types of brains.” – Read more at Variety