Headlines: Phillip Phillips Plays PBS, Carrie Underwood 15th Opry

PBS’ NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT: All-Star Cast Hosted by Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise with Trace Adkins, S. Epatha Merkerson, John Slattery, Dulé Hill, Yolanda Adams, Mary McCormack, Jo Dee Messina, The War And Treaty, Chosen Jacobs, Phillip Phillips, Megan Hilty, and Maestro Jack Everly conducting the National Symphony Orchestra. The 34th annual NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT will air on PBS and stream on www.pbs.org/national-memorial-day-concert and YouTube on Sunday, May 28, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. E.T. – More at PRNewswire

Daytime Emmys June Awards Postponed Due To WGA Strike – Daytime Emmy and Creative Arts & Lifestyle award ceremonies are the latest casualties of the WGA strike. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences just announced that the organization is postponing the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards, scheduled for June 16 on CBS, as well as the Creative Arts & Lifestyle ceremony, scheduled for June 17, pending a strike resolution. “We look forward to our community gathering together as one to celebrate our Golden Anniversary and all of the talented nominees and honorees at a later date,” the NATAS statement said. – Read more at Deadline

The Losers Circle Concert featuring eliminated American Idol 2023 contestants will be Live Streamed – Mariah Faith, Emma Busse, Matt Wilson, Dawson Wayne, Elise Kristine, PJAE, Nailyah Serenity Kaeyra, Malik Heard, Michael Williams, Hannah Nicolaisen and Olivia Soli will take the stage on May 29 at the Affinity in Nashville. Live stream info HERE.

American Idol season 4 winner Carrie Underwood celebrated the 15th anniversary of her Grand Ole Opry induction. She wrote on social media: “Happy anniversary to me!!! It’s been a magical 15 years of being an @opry member! It remains one of the greatest accomplishments of my career!!! Thanks to all who came out to celebrate! I truly feel honored…and loved! Also, backstage, Carrie met soap opera star Susan Lucci.

Simon Cowell explains why he thinks his devastating bike accident ‘happened for a reason’ – “It was painful, it wasn’t great,” he told TODAY’s Jason Kennedy in an interview with fellow “AGT” stars Howie Mandel, Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum and Terry Crews that aired May 17. “However, I was so unfit before the accident. I didn’t know how unfit I was until I had to do all this stuff afterwards,” he explained. “And I’m like, ‘My God.’ Things like that, I believe happened for a reason.” AGT 2023 premieres Tuesday May 30.

Blake Shelton Says Gwen Stefani Worried ‘The Voice’ Wouldn’t ‘Have Me Back’ After His Exit – Speaking to PEOPLE ahead of Monday night’s episode of the singing competition series, the “God’s Country” singer opened up about his thoughts on his wife’s return to the show. “Well, I’m happy,” Shelton, 46, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “When I finally came to the conclusion that I was going to call it a day last year, you know, she even said, ‘Well, I guess they probably won’t have me back ever again.'” He adds, “And I go, ‘What are you talking? They invited you to be a coach for seasons before you and I were ever thing.’ And she goes, ‘Oh, yeah, that’s right. They did do that.’ – Read more at People

‘American Idol’ Winner Chayce Beckham on His New Single and Upcoming Tour with Luke Bryan – It’s so much fun to get to open up for a guy like Luke and to learn from someone like him. He’s played such an instrumental part in my career and my development, making sure that I’m with the right people and doing the right things. I’ve just really admired everything that he’s done for me and I look up to him. I’ve gotten to work with really some of the best people in the industry and I’m not trying to say that in a bragging way, I’m saying that in a grateful way, because it’s honestly a spectacular thing. Some of the guys I’ve gotten to write with have written some of my favorite songs. So, it’s just a really incredible feeling to sit down with these guys who’ve been such a part of country music history for such a long time and get to pick their brains and come up with new song ideas. – Read more at Parade

20 Years After Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken Faced Off on ‘American Idol,’ the Two Reunite for ‘Nostalgia’ Tour, Season 21 Finale – The state of “fan wars” – Studdard: My real brother and I competed with everything. So to me, it brings out the brotherly spirit because that’s the type of thing that I did with my actual brother. If we’re going to fight, we’re going to fight. If we’re going to play video games, we’re going to play video. We just happen to sing, so we’re going to give it our best every night and that’s what we do. Aiken: I don’t see a bit of that animosity between people coming to the show anymore. – Read more at Variety

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