Headlines: Phillip Phillips, Carrie Underwood, Barrett Baber

JOHN LEGEND, SHAWN MENDES, AND ARIANA GRANDE FEATURING NICKI MINAJ TO PERFORM AT THE “2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®” – Los Angeles, CA (November 3, 2016) – dick clark productions and ABC announced today an exciting new group of performers at the “2016 American Music Awards.” Both John Legend and Shawn Mendes will take solo turns on stage, while Ariana Grande will be joined by Nicki Minaj to perform their hit song “Side To Side.” They join previously announced performers James Bay, Fifth Harmony, Lady Gaga, Green Day, Bruno Mars, Twenty One Pilots, a duet from The Chainsmokers and Halsey, and “The American Music Award of Merit” honoree and performer Sting. The “2016 American Music Awards,” the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20 at 8:00pm ET on ABC. – via dc productions press release

Carrie Underwood Makes 12 Perfect Wardrobe Changes at the 2016 CMA Awards – The 33-year-old singer joined forces with Brad Paisley for the 50th annual show, and as she’s known to do in the past, Underwood made sure to make a big fashion statement…12 times! – See all the looks at E News

AR Native, ‘The Voice’ Finalist, to Release Album Friday – Arkansas native Barrett Baber will release his first album Friday. Since making it to the finals of The Voice on NBC last year, Baber said his life has been a whirlwind. “That’s a good way to describe it. Sometimes it’s a very strong whirlwind. Sometimes it’s just a slight breeze. But most of the time it’s been a whirlwind of activity,” Baber said. “Working really hard, on tour like crazy, playing tons of shows, getting out there, and doing everything I can to keep the ball rolling.” Baber sat down with Region 8 News via Skype Tuesday. He said to keep the ball rolling, he will release his first full-length country record. Baber said it has 13 tracks, with 12 original songs and one “sneaky little cover” he thinks people will love. – Read more at NWAHomePage

What It’s Really Like to Be on The Voice – Spinning chairs. Battle rounds. Blake Shelton. These are just some of the reasons why The Voice has powered through five years and 11 seasons (so far). Since its inaugural season, the show has breathed fire into the careers of Cassadee Pope, Will Champlin, Dia Frampton, and others all while giving additional screen time to the likes of Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, and most recently Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys. Cosmopolitan.com recently spoke to five past contestants about the realities of competing on The Voice, what the deal is with those spinning red chairs, and whether or not Blake and Adam’s bromance is just for show. – Read more at Cosmopolitan.com

‘American Idol’ Winner Phillip Phillips Talks New Music, Wedding Anniversary and ‘Walking Dead’ Obsession – Phillip Phillips has plenty to smile about. The American Idol Season 11 winner and his wife Hannah recently celebrated a milestone. “Married life is good,” he tells Billboard. “We just celebrated our one year [wedding anniversary] last week and she still likes me. She hasn’t kicked me out yet.” – Read more at Billboard

CMA nominee Cassadee Pope working whole life for this – While the 50th Annual County Music Association Awards will honor the legends like Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Conway Twitty and Johnny Cash, it will also honor the new country music royalty. KVUE’s Christy Millweard sat down with nominee Cassadee Pope to talk about how her “overnight success” actually started when she was four. “I never would have thought all of this would happen, so it’s been quite the journey and it’s opened a lot of doors for me so I’m just very grateful,” said Pope. – Read more at KVUE

Lauren Alaina Reveals What Advice Beyoncé Gave Her – “I cannot believe I’m meeting you right now,” she told Beyoncé, as the final three contestants were introduced to their pop superstar mentor. The Georgia native recalled the mentoring experience on the 50th annual CMA Awards red carpet, explaining that “[Beyoncé] just told [me] to be super confident and just go for it. She’s such a talented singer and she told me just to sing, just to let people hear my voice.” – Read more at People.com

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