Stagecoach Festival Acts Announced
The country version of Coachella, Stagecoach, will be held this spring in Indio, California in April 2020. The lineup includes several of our favorite singing show alums. American Idol season 4 winner Carrie Underwood is set to headline Saturday April 25. In addition, The Voice alums Morgan Wallen (season 6) and RaeLynn (Season 2) perform on Friday, April 24. And American Idol’s Gabby Barrett (Season 16) and Laci Kaye Booth (Season 17) will perform on Sunday April 26. Passes go on sale Friday October 18.
Dove Awards 2019: A complete list of winners– The Gospel Music Association Dove Awards returned Tuesday night (Oct 15) to Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville. See the full list of winners at Tennessean.com Singing show favs who won awards include: Artist of the Year: Lauren Daigle (American Idol seasons 9 & 11); Song of the Year: “You Say” co-written by Lauren Daigle; Pop / Contemporary Album of the Year: Look Up Child by Lauren Daigle; Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year: Unstoppable by Koryn Hawthorne (The Voice season 8); Short Form Video of the Year: “Haven’t Seen It Yet” by Danny Gokey (American Idol season 8).
‘#Hash(tag) America’ Brings Together Talent From ‘American Idol,’ ‘Star Trek: Picard’ & More – What began as a song written the day after the 2016 national election has expanded into a concept album and a stage musical — with a concert production of the theatrical project, #Hash(tag) America, scheduled to take place in Los Angeles on Nov. 18. The cast includes co-creator American Idol alum Anthony Fedorov, Star Trek: Picard lead Isa Briones and Broadway star Eden Espinosa, who has had lead roles in Wicked, Rent and Brooklyn The Musical. – Read more at Billboard
EMPIRE and +1 Records Announce New Global Partnership Deal – Independent music company EMPIRE has entered a new global partnership with +1 Records, it was announced Tuesday (Oct. 15). Under the terms of the deal, EMPIRE will distribute and provide label strategy to +1 Records’ roster of artists, including those of +1’s label partner Honeymoon. Meanwhile +1 will help to further establish the San Franciso-based EMPIRE’s presence in New York, where the former label is headquartered. (Empire distributes Adam Lambert’s music) – Read more at Billboard.com