Headlines: Luke Bryan on Carrie Underwood CMA, Simon in Talks with Netflix

Luke Bryan Has Strong Feelings About Carrie Underwood for CMA Entertainer of the Year – Luke Bryan struggled to respond to Garth Brooks’ announcement that he wishes to permanently remove himself from Entertainer of the Year consideration at the CMA Awards, but had no trouble naming two artists he feels are overdue for a win in this category. Bryan, a two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year himself, makes it clear that the award means something to him, but at this point, simply being nominated feels like winning. “I truly believe that when I won, I was deserving,” Bryan — whose new Born Here Live Here Die Here album drops on Aug. 7 — says. “Hell, I really felt like the best entertainer that year. And there’s been years where I felt like the best entertainer and I didn’t win, but that’s just the way it goes.” “My thought is, if we go for some long period of time and Carrie Underwood never wins a CMA Entertainer of the Year, that’s quite disturbing for me, because she’s definitely … she’s done everything you can do to win, in my opinion,” Bryan says. – Read more at Taste of Country

Jordin Sparks New Record ‘Sounds Like Me’ Out August 14

The American Idol season 6 winner announces the release date of her upcoming record ‘Sounds Like Me’

‘American Idol’ Was Only Competition Lauren Alaina Lost In Younger Years – Read more at Bobby Bones

Simon Cowell Has Emotional Meeting with Dog He Helped Rescue from a South Korean Dog Meat Farm – The America’s Got Talent judge and executive producer donated over $32,600 to Humane Society International in 2018 to help the animal welfare organization shut down a South Korean dog meat farm and save all of the dogs kept there. Earlier this month, Cowell finally met one of the over 200 dogs he helped save from death with his generous donation. The emotional meeting occurred during a recent interview on ITV’s Good Morning Britain. The show’s news correspondent Philippa Tomson ended up adopting one of the dogs saved from the dog meat farm HSI closed down with help from Cowell. Tomson brought the pup, a Maltese mix named Robin, on-air during her interview with Cowell to meet her hero. Cowell happily accepted Robin into his arms and kept the pup in his lap for the rest of the interview. – Read more at People

Simon Cowell is in talks with Netflix to create talent shows for the streaming giant – A TV insider said: “Simon’s moving with the times and thinks that his formats could work for Netflix. “A meeting with his team and their Content Acquisition team has been pencilled in for September. “Simon has a proven track record of success with Got Talent and The X Factor – but he wants to move with the times and see what Netflix think of some of their new TV ideas. “They still believe there is life in talent shows and Simon is keen to see if they could make something work on Netflix. “It’s early days but it’s all very exciting. Simon is an ideas man and loves when his team come up with wacky new ideas. – Read more at The Sun

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