Headlines: Ryan Seacrest Cries, Kat McPhee Sitcom 1st Look

Meet the Incredible ‘Idol’ Hopeful Who Broke the Rules & Made Seacrest Cry – Meet Courtney Timmons! Ryan Seacrest brought the American Idol hopeful on the radio show on Friday, February 28, to share her incredible story — and rule-breaking moment! The security guard from Atlanta, Georgia, thought she was showing up to the open call auditions only to find out she missed the chance. But instead of walking away, Seacrest shared, Courtney didn’t give up. Judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan heard Courtney singing outside as they were entering the building and Seacrest went to save the day. – Read more at OnAirWithRyanSeacrest

Danny Gokey Announces Better Than I Found It Tour – Danny Gokey has announced his Better Than I Found It tour will launch in April. Also featuring Christian radio hitmakers Unspoken and The Young Escape, the tour will visit 18 cities this spring including Augusta, Georgia; Springfield, Missouri; Wichita, Kansas; and more, before wrapping May 17 in Akron, Ohio. Tickets for all shows on the tour are on sale now at dannygokey.com and awakeningevents.com. Additionally, from now until March 17, fans that purchase early can save 20% on tickets to the tour via the Awakening Events Fan & Listener Appreciation Sale. – Read more at MusicRow.com

American Idol 5 singer Katharine McPhee Shares a peek of her Netflix Comedy “Country Comfort”

Kathrine is filming the show right now. More about her new Netflix series HERE.

Carrie Underwood Says Building a Brand and Building a Music Career Are More Similar Than You’d Think – Finding success in the two worlds hasn’t been so different, Underwood told Adweek. “A lot about it is is the same,” she said. “You have an idea, you get together with people that can make that idea start moving in the right direction and that everybody believes in what everybody else is bringing to the table. You put it out into the world and hope it flies, because you’ve made something that you believe in.” To celebrate the fifth anniversary of her athleisure brand, which is sold exclusively in partnership with Dick’s Sporting Goods, Underwood is starring in a new TV spot—the first from the brand that will air on cable. The 30-second ad was created by agency Badger & Winters as a part of the brand’s “Choose You” campaign, which will run throughout March. – Read more at Adweek

Nick Jonas on Joining ‘The Voice,’ Grammy Highs and Lows, and a New Album With His Brothers – I think any time you have a new guy, you can expect to be a little bit of a target. But Blake is very good at doing his Blake thing. Contrary to his public comments about bullying me as the new guy, we have a lot of fun together and found a really good dynamic early on. I think the show only works when everyone’s having a good time, and Blake really sets that tone for the rest of us. I probably spent the most time with John (Legend) before we got into this, and getting to hang out was a icebreaker, jumping in. I will say that the first day, they take it easy, and by day two, the gloves came off, and I was sort of thrown at how drastic a change it was. If you leave yourself open, even just a little bit, they will pounce, especially on the blind (auditions), when you’re trying to bring the artists over. – Read more at Variety.com

American Idol Winner Trent Harmon Drinks Michter’s 20, Four Roses LE Small Batch, Talks Idol, Getting Hacked and More – The hour long podcast is mostly taste-tasting bourbon, but at the beginning Trent talks about fame. He didn’t seem to care for it that much. His Instagram is private after he was hacked. He plays around Nashville, but it’s mostly writers rounds and such. – FredMinnick.com

Caleb Lee Hutchinson Talks Songwriting, Dodging The Pitfalls of Early Success – When asked how he sidestepped the perceived pitfalls of teenage brushes with fame, Hutchinson credited his rural Georgia upbringing and his support team. “The older I get and the more I do, the more thankful I am for my parents and my family,” he says. “I come from a group of people that constantly check in on me, and I think I have a pretty level head with some of this stuff. I’ve got a really great team around me, and I’m not too proud or too afraid to ask for guidance… Being smart enough to listen to folks that might be wiser than you is a valuable tool, no matter what age you are.” – Read more at Wide Open Country

Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young discuss their upcoming performance in Chicago-based musical, ‘Hit Her with the Skates’ – American Idol power couple, Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young are starring in an original Chicago-based musical, Hit Her with the Skates. Hit Her with the Skates explores life, love, and joyful memories spent at the roller rink. The world premier of Hit Her with the Skates will be held at the Royal George Theatre starting March 10. – Read more at WGNTV.com

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