Headlines: Lauren Alaina Movie Role, Grace Kinstler 3rd Try a Singing Shows

Lauren Alaina Reveals Starring Role in Upcoming Movie – Lauren Alaina may be best known as the Georgia-born talent behind country tunes like her current “Getting Over Him” duet with Jon Pardi. But soon she’ll take on a very different role — a starring one. Speaking with Audacy’s Rob + Holly for a recent interview, the hit maker revealed that she’s appearing in upcoming movie. She’s apparently not allowed to offer any details of the project — but some slipped out anyway. “Not really… I need to stop bringing that up,” she said when asked if she could talk about the film. She’s “not allowed to spill any deets,” she went on, but she is “the lead actress in it,” and filming is set to begin in Canada very soon. – Read more at SoundsLikeNashville

Grace Kinstler was turned down by ‘American Idol’ and ‘The Voice’ before but the Berklee student has now brought Luke Bryan to tears – “Even Katy, Lionel and Luke tell us they were told no thousands of times before they got that one yes that really changed their life,” Kinstler said. “And that’s what the industry is about.”Kinstler said she tried out for “The Voice” when she was just 15-years-old. She then tried out for “American Idol” when she was 16. Both previous times didn’t work out. “It’s all just about the right time and the right place,” she said. “You’ve got to realize that it’s not always your time, and it just wasn’t my time before.” – Read more at Masslive.com

‘I’m here and I’m doing this’: An interview with ‘American Idol’ hopeful Chayce Beckham – “American Idol” singer and High Desert native Chayce Beckham recalls being a young boy when he first laid eyes on an old guitar at his grandmother’s home. “I was 3 years old when I started messing with it, so that was my earliest memory of music,” said Beckham, who’s currently vying to win season 19 of ABC’s singing competition. “I’ve been playing guitar ever since.” Beckham said production value is the main difference between performing during the audition and on the “Idol” stage. “Well I tell you what, the second time I sang it, I had all sorts of fancy bells and whistles, and a nice big band behind me,” Beckham said, laughing. “I also rehearsed it a few times live on stage with the band, and I got a really good feel for the song. I think that changes things a lot.” San Bernardino County court records show the crash occurred Oct. 31 of last year. Beckham faces two misdemeanor charges and has pleaded not guilty. On Monday, April 12, a judge continued the case to June 7. – Read more at Daily Press

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Gabby Barrett Talks Life Since Welcoming 3-Month-Old Daughter Baylah May: ‘My Whole World Now’ – “Oh my gosh, it’s awesome,” she said during rehearsals for the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards. “It’s a whole new world, honestly. It’s so true all the cliché sayings — when you have kids, everything changes in your world; just flips upside down.” “Now everything’s kind of transformed from me doing it for myself, to me doing it for her now, and I would much rather have it that way,” she added. “She’s just my whole world now. She’s the sweetest, so it’s really cool having her with me.” – Read more at People.com

Gabby Barrett Praises Carrie Underwood for “Amazing” Motherhood Tips at 2021 ACM Awards – While celebrating her accomplishments, Gabby couldn’t help but give thanks to Carrie Underwood for her help away from any stages. “Carrie has been somebody who has been extremely nice to me,” the former American Idol contestant told reporters. “Even when I was pregnant, she is just awesome. She had said, ‘If you ever need any advice or anything, just let me know.’ And of course, I took her up on that because I need all the advice I can have with babies. She has been absolutely amazing with that.” – Read more at EOnline

Jim Steinman, Songwriter for Meat Loaf, Celine Dion and More, Dies at 73 – Jim Steinman, the composer, lyricist and record producer who worked with artists like Meat Loaf, Celine Dion, Bonnie Tyler and more, died Monday, the Connecticut state medical examiner confirmed to Variety. He was 73. Steinman’s work appeared in a multitude of genres, such as adult contemporary, rock, dance and pop, in addition to musical theater and film scores. He composed rock singer Meat Loaf’s debut album “Bat Out of Hell” in 1977, which is one of the best-selling albums of all time with more than 50 million copies sold around the world. Steinman collaborated with Meat Loaf on the singer’s 1981 album “Dead Ringer,” served as composer/producer on his 1993 album “Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell” and composed his 2016 “Braver Than We Are” album. – Read more at Variety

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Pros Share Their Hopes for Season 30, Len Goodman’s Return and More (Exclusive) – Lindsay Arnold — who took a season off last year to give birth to her baby girl, Sage — told ET that she’ll definitely say “yes” to coming back as a pro if she gets the call from production. “I have every intention of coming back!” Arnold exclaimed. “I am ready to go, I feel good, I want to dance again, I’m super excited about it. But as you know, us pros don’t really get to decide if we come back. We can say we want to do it, but at the end of the day, [producers] have to ask us back on the show, which doesn’t happen until the last hour, I swear.” – Read more at ETOnline

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