Headlines: Luke Bryan New Docuseries, Colin Stough Talks ‘Promiseland’

Hulu Orders ‘It’s All Country’ Docuseries; Luke Bryan, Peyton Manning To Executive Produce – Hulu has ordered six episodes of It’s All Country, a docuseries that promises to explore “the hottest people, topics and moments in country music by examining the iconic songs and artists that changed the face of country music forever.” Luke Bryan will host and executive produce the docuseries, along with Peyton Manning. Marking 100 years since the first country music record was made, the series highlights the cultural impact and memorable performers and performances that make country music an American and growing global sensation. – Read more at Deadline

Broadway’s Neil Diamond Musical ‘A Beautiful Noise’ Sees Attendance Boost With New Matinee – A new Thursday matinee seems to be paying off for the Neil Diamond Broadway bio-musical A Beautiful Noise: Last week the show grossed more than $1 million, a nine-month high attributable at least in part to an unusual new performance schedule. Last month, producer Ken Davenport announced that beginning in September the musical would no longer perform on Wednesday evenings, switching instead to a twice-on-Thursday schedule. According to a spokesperson for the production, attendance for the first Thursday matinee (September 7) was a near sell-out of 1,036, about double the July-August average attendance for Wednesday evening shows. (American Idol 14 winner Nick Fradiani plays young Neil Diamond a few performances a week) – Read more at Deadline

Colin Stough Talks New Single, ‘Promiseland,’ Life After ‘American Idol,’ And Details The Friendships He’s Formed In Nashville – Have you gotten into a lot of different writing rooms? Yeah. I probably write at least every day or three days a week that I’m here and not on the road. One thing I love is getting into writing rooms with a bunch of different artists and hearing their ideas and stuff like that. Have you formed any new friendships with musicians in Nashville? So, when I came off the show and came to Nashville, I didn’t really have a place to live, but Chase Matthew, man, he’s a great guy. He pretty much opened up — I’ve stayed at his house a ton. I actually just moved out last night. He’s put food on the table for me. My motorcycle is at his house in his garage, right now. Jaren Johnston, the lead singer from The Cadillac Three, when I found out I was doing a writing session with him, I acted like a little fangirl with him for a little bit. – Read more at Country Now

HunterGirl Held onto New Single ‘Ain’t About You’ for Years Before She Let Anyone Take a Listen – “I didn’t show this song to anybody with the label until six months ago,” explains HunterGirl of the enlightening song that she serves as the sole writer on. “I didn’t show it to anybody. I was like, ‘Nobody’s going to hear this song.’ I didn’t even upload it or put it anywhere in the box that you’re supposed to put your songs in.” But when her label head overheard her playing the song during a writer’s round in the office, the path that “Ain’t About You” began to develop. – Read more at People

‘The Masked Singer’ EP Craig Plestis Teases Surprises In Store For Season 10: “The Best Of Everything” – I think that what we’re doing for Season 10 is we’re looking back at the past nine seasons. What we did was cherry pick the best of everything about it, between formats and what we’ve learned throughout the whole show. We’ve learned from our past seasons doing themes to just make them bigger and better. We have our groups competing against each other back again. We have the ding dong bell coming back. So we’re cherry picking the best parts of all the formats we’ve ever tried out to make it a super mega fantastic format. – Read more at Deadline

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