Headlines: More Trouble for Morgan Wallen, Ashland Craft Next Women of Country

CMT Reveals the Next Women of Country Class of 2021 – CMT reveals the 10 country artists to watch in its much-anticipated 2021 Next Women of Country campaign, which recognizes and supports country music’s most promising and powerful female artists. The 10 artists joining this year’s prestigious Next Women of Country roster are: Ashland Craft, Priscilla Block, Brittney Spencer, Reyna Roberts, Hannah Dasher, MacKenzie Porter, Harper Grae, Tenille Arts, Sacha, and Chapel Hart. Ashland Craft was a member of Team Miley Cyrus on The Voice season 13. Brittney Spencer was a no chair turn on season 14. – Read more at CMT.com

Morgan Wallen Dropped by WME After Racial Slur Video – Morgan Wallen has been dropped by WME, the agency has confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. The removal of Wallen as a client on Thursday comes in the wake of the country singer facing consequences after a video circulated online showing Wallen using a racial slur. Per Billboard, Wallen’s Jan. 8 release Dangerous: The Double Album, released by Big Loud Records in partnership with Republic Records, spent its third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and marked the largest streaming week ever for a country album. Billboard also reports that in wake of the singer’s blossomed success on radio and streaming, his team was plotting an arena headlining North American tour for late 2021-22. The tour would’ve been more than triple the size of the venues he performed in pre-pandemic. – REad more at Hollywood Reporter

Jordin Sparks on her surprising American Idol reunion with Paula Abdul on The Masked Dancer – Did you get to talk with Paula after the reveal?bAfter I was revealed, it was really cool. We did have a moment. She came down and I was able to talk to her and see her and I was just like, “I can’t believe you knew it was me, but at the same time, I felt like you were gonna know. I’m glad that you guessed me.” So it was really fun to be able to do that and to see her again. Okay, so what’s funny is two of my closest friends — when The Masked Singer’s most recent season was on — bombarded me every week because they thought for sure that I was the Seahorse. Which is funny because it was my other friend, Tori Kelly. We all know each other. And I didn’t confirm or deny because I love the idea of the show and the guessing game. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

Rob Mills to Lead New Disney Unscripted Unit – Disney is launching an in-house production unit for unscripted programming and has tapped ABC’s Rob Mills to lead it. Mills has been upped to executive vp unscripted and alternative entertainment, Walt Disney Television, expanding his role from ABC, where he oversees unscripted series and specials and late night programming. In the new post, he’ll lead the newly formed Walt Disney Television Alternative and add oversight of Hulu’s unscripted originals and ABC’s daytime programming. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

Jake Hoot Shares His Favorite Country Collabs In Honor Of New Kelly Clarkson Duet – The Voice champion is taking over our playlist and he hand-picked iconic duets such as “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” by Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn and “Whiskey Lullaby” by Brad Paisley and Allison Krauss as well as fan-favorite collaborations like “I Hope You’re Happy Now” by Carly Pearce and Lee Brice and “Nobody But You” featuring Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. “Country duets have ALWAYS been one of my favorite things to listen to,” Hoot tells us, “From ‘Islands In The Stream’ to ‘I Need You,’ there are just so many incredible songs that are timeless!” – Read more at Country Now

Carrie Underwood Reveals Super Bowl Party Must-Haves – Carrie Underwood is kicking things off for Super Bowl Sunday as she drops in with Cody Alan to reveal her Super Bowl party must-haves.”Well, you have to have some sorta dip, and then something to put in that dip. You know? You just have to,” says the “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” singer. “Even if it’s chips and salsa.” “Little bite-sized things are really nice, and pizza! You have got to order some pizza and beer,” says Carrie. “I really like the whole tailgating scene too,” reveals “The Champion” singer. “It just makes me happy. Even if you are driving by a stadium and you just see people in the parking lot, like, grilling, doing their thing. It makes me happy.” – Read more`at Buckeye Country 94.3


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