Headlines: Scotty McCreery Hitting No. 1, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani Talk Music

Country Star Scotty McCreery on Hitting No. 1 Alone – Scotty McCreery gives Kyle Meredith a call to dish on The Soundcheck Sessions EP. The country star discusses the validating moment of taking back control over his songwriting and seeing his album Seasons Change soar to No. 1 with the help of single “Five More Minutes”. The feat made him the first artist to do so without a manager or label after having been dropped following his 2013 effort. – Listen at Consequence of Sound.com

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have done a lot of music together, but don’t expect an album anytime soon.

Ryan Seacrest interviews Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani

Bebe Rexha, Kelsea Ballerini, Cyndi Lauper Promote Harmony to Counter Gender Bias – Bebe Rexha hosted female artists, songwriters and producers at Los Angeles music industry hotspot Craig’s for her third annual Women in Harmony pre-Grammy brunch on Friday. The star-studded guest list included Cyndi Lauper, Kelsea Ballerini, Tinashe, Jordin Sparks, Dinah Jane, Natasha Bedingfeld, Sabrina Carpenter, Zhavia, Lindsey Stirling, JoJo, Daya, Becky G, Bea Miller, Ashlee Simpson, Betty Who, Madison Beer and hitmakers Bonnie McKee, Madison Love, Lauren Christy, Alex Hope and Jozzy, among others. Also in attendance at the women-only event (with the exception of security guards at the door) was manager Sarah Stennett, whose First Access Entertainment reps Rexha, Ross and others. – Read more at Variety.com

Here’s What Went Down at Steven Tyler’s Grammy Viewing Party – The Staples Center might have been overflowing with musicians on Sunday night but Hollywood’s Raleigh Studios was packed with guests who gathered to celebrate the night with Steven Tyler for his Grammy viewing party. The third annual gala benefited Tyler’s Janie’s Fund, a nonprofit geared at helping to improve the lives of girls in the aftermath of abuse. Attendees included everyone from Kelsey Grammer to Haley Reinhart, Diane Warren, Vanderpump Rules’ Stassi Schroeder, and more. – Read more at Billboard.com

Randy Jackson on Losing 114 Lbs.: ‘You Have to Change the Way You Think About Food’ – Looking back, he says the feedback he received while on television encouraged him to make a change. “I think it was season 2 on Idol. You come in and they go ‘Yeah dawg, you’re telling me I’m terrible but you’re fat!’ he adds. “And I would go, ‘I am. I have mirrors in my house. I know!’ So I think that finally, it was that and also I had an emergency room visit that I thought I was really sick and had a cold or something.” Jackson was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes — and the diagnosis changed his life and approach to health. – Read more at People

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