Hit Songwriter Nicolle Galyon to Release Debut Album, ‘firstborn’: Exclusive– Hit songwriter Nicolle Galyon has penned chart-topping songs including Miranda Lambert’s “Automatic” and Dan+Shay’s Grammy-winning hit “Tequila,” as well as Keith Urban’s “Female.” In addition to Grammy and CMA Awards nominations, Galyon has earned a CMA Triple Play award and was named BMI’s 2019 songwriter of the year. Now, she’s gearing up for a project that has been 20 years in the making — the release of her own debut album, firstborn, set to release July 22, Billboard can reveal. Galyon will release the project via her own Songs & Daughters, the female-focused label and publishing house she launched in partnership with Big Loud in 2019. The company’s roster of artists includes Hailey Whitters, Tiera Kennedy, Madison Kozak and Lauren Watkins. – Read more at Billboard
Paula Abdul-Choreographed Influencer Musical 1660 Vine to Stream – A new movie musical featuring American Idol’s Pia Toscano, TikTok’s Chris Olsen, and Prince Khemuni Norodom of the Cambodian Royal Family is coming to Broadway by Demand, with hopes for a Broadway bow to follow. Named 1660 Vine, the musical follows a group of influencers living in one apartment building as they chase their dreams of social media stardom. The musical, written by Jackson Price and 20 other unnamed songwriters, will be directed by Patricia McGregor, choreographed by Paula Abdul, associate choreographed by Kausha Campbell, and musically supervised by David Lawrence and Faye Greenberg. The film is produced by Jonathan Prince and WitzEnd Productions, and is aiming for a 2024 Broadway debut. – Read more at Playbill
Jay Copeland Returns To DelmarvaLife To Tell Us About His Experience On American Idol – Delmarva held a homecoming concert for Jay last week.
Lauren Spencer-Smith Shows Off Her Powerhouse Vocals At Wango Tango – Lauren Spencer-Smith ran out onto the iHeartRadio KIIS FM Wango Tango stage with a mission! The powerhouse vocalist opened her set on Saturday, June 4, by offering support for any of the audience members nursing a broken heart. Starting off with her latest single “Flowers,” Smith serenaded the crowd with emotionally raw lyrics like, “Took me over to your house to meet your family/ Introduce me to them, saying that you’d marry me/ Then you’d look me in the eye and say, ‘It’s just a joke.” – Read more at iHeart.com