Headlines: Sundance Head Set for Grand Ole Opry Debut

Sundance Head Set to Make his Grand Ole Opry Debut

Lauren Alaina Talks Overcoming Personal & Family Struggles Through Honest New Album: ‘I Was Freed With This Music’ – It’s almost like this album was an emancipation album for you. I really think that’s such a great way to describe it. Because I wasn’t necessarily pinned down in any way, I just wasn’t as honest and open to who I really am. I’ve done a lot to overcome those feelings, and I think people can see the difference now. And I want other people to get to that place, because it’s a really scary place to be to be super insecure and worried about what other people think about you all the time. That has been the goal for me, I just want to be bold and brave and encourage other people to be that way. – Read more at Billboard.com

Grace VanderWaal on What She’s Learned Since Being Signed & What Fans Can Expect on Her Debut Album – Even when Grace VanderWaal was competing on America’s Got Talent last year, she seemed wise beyond her years — at least for someone who hadn’t even reached her teens yet. The then-12-year-old (who turned 13 on Jan. 15) impressed the judges and the country with her sweet-yet-masterful ukulele playing and captivating voice, eventually doing so all the way to the finale, where she was crowned the season 11 winner. But six months after her life-changing win, VanderWaal is already working hard on her debut album, moving on from the label of America’s Got Talent winner to singer-songwriter. – Read more at Billboard.com

Alicia Keys: ‘I finally learned how to be myself’ – Q: You seem genuinely happy to be on “The Voice” every week. A: It’s definitely far exceeded my expectations when I first decided to join on and be a part of it. It definitely shows me how much of a knack and an enjoyment I have for bringing new artists into the fold and helping them find themselves. That’s a pretty cool thing that I never thought I’d actually wanna do. I often say it’s a metaphor for life. It often represents how well can you handle pressure, what are we all learning and different circumstances that show us who are and what else is there to become. That’s something we actually both learn together in this really interesting way. – Read more at Houston Chronicle.com

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