Headlines: Scotty McCreery Live at Ryman, Daughtry Live from Home

Scotty McCreery to Take Part in Live at the Ryman – Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium is launching its first-ever livestream concert series ‘LIVE AT THE RYMAN,’ bringing exclusive livestream performances to fans at home while paving the way for the safe return of in-person music experiences at the iconic venue. The six-week, Friday night livestream experience kicks off August 14 with for KING & COUNTRY. The series continues with Cam, Chris Janson, Scotty McCreery, Brett Young and Old Crow Medicine Show. Tickets go on sale to the public this Monday, August 10 at 10am CST at www.ryman.com.

American Idol’s Chris Daughtry to Take Part in DC Comics Fan Dome

Chris Daughtry dishes on ‘Live from Home Tour’ to benefit The Birchmere – Next week, Chris Daughtry presents his virtual “Live from Home Tour” on Aug. 18 to benefit 19 venues across the country, including The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia. “We’re all itching to get back out on the road,” Daughtry told WTOP. “I never realized how much of my identity was wrapped up in touring until two weeks into quarantine and I’m like, ‘Who am I?’ This identity crisis. It’s been great being at home and spending time with the kids and my wife … but we wanted to do something to feel engaged with the fans.” – Read more at WTOP News

Cassadee Pope on How Boyfriend Sam Palladio Helped Her Work Through Abandonment Issues – “I went through my parents’ divorce when I was 11,” she says. “Seeing my dad leave and move on to a new family really quickly was hard. I think I brought that into my life now where I have this overbearing sense of: I need to be interesting enough and good enough and funny enough and entertaining enough for people to stick around. When someone leaves, especially someone that influential to you and that important in your life, you take that with you through everything.” “I have a long line of divorce in my family,” she adds. “That’s something that I think about, and I want to break the chain eventually.” – Read more at People

Evvie McKinney Is Determined to ‘Bring the Whole Hood’ With Her – By the time Evvie McKinney emerged as the season one winner of The Four: Battle Stardom in 2018, she’d auditioned for numerous shows, including AI, but (surprisingly) her powerful pipes didn’t make the cut. “A family friend told me about The Four, a new singing competition that stars P. Diddy, Meghan Trainor and DJ Khaled,” McKinney says in a warm southern accent. “I tried out for American Idol, The Voice, and X Factor throughout high school. So I was biased when it came to competition shows because I’m a Black girl. I’m from Memphis, Tennessee and I sing old songs.” – Read more at Essence.com

Top NBCU Exec Pledges “Broader Culture Assessment” In Addition to Network Investigation – NBCUniversal TV and Streaming chairman Mark Lazarus informed staff Friday that the company plans to push forward with its investigation into allegations of a toxic workplace culture that were raised in a Hollywood Reporter story centered on NBC Entertainment chairman Paul Telegdy and his top deputy, unscripted chief Meredith Ahr. Telegdy unceremoniously exited the company Thursday as part of a larger restructuring, while Ahr remains in place. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

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