Headlines: Taylor Hicks State Plate, Adam Lambert New Music

Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Maren Morris to Perform at CMA Awards – With just over three weeks until the historic 50th Annual CMA Awards telecast, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are busy prepping as hosts of the live gala. As expected, both will step into the solo spotlight to perform during the show. Fellow nominees Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Maren Morris and Keith Urban are also set to perform. – Read more at RollingStone

‘State Plate’ Host Taylor Hicks Dishes on His Fave Foods – During the first season of Slate Plate, which premieres on INSP on Oct. 21 at 9 p.m., Hicks visits Arizona, Illinois, Maine, Florida, Texas, Louisiana and, of course, Wisconsin.
“When I was in Wisconsin, we went straight to Saxon Creamery and it was amazing,” he said. “We go to the origin of where these foods are made — whether it’s the dairy cow, or whether it’s the fields. It’s truly a farm-to-table concept. But you can’t go to Wisconsin and not eat deep fried cheese curds.” – Read more at RealLifewithJane

Adam Lambert working on New Music in London

Carrie Underwood Says She’s “Incredibly Disappointing to People” When She’s Not Performing – “I love being onstage, but that’s different. That’s not Carrie. That’s Carrie Underwood,” she says, leaning back on a couch in the Tennessee farmhouse where the photos for this story were taken. “The rest of my life I feel like I’m incredibly disappointing to people. Like if I run into someone at the grocery store, I really don’t know what to say because I don’t have a microphone in my hand or bling on. They expect me to be ‘Carrie Underwood,’ but I’m just Carrie. I’m sorry!” That she doesn’t seem to realize she’s at the level of celebrity where she could just mumble “Hey” to a fan and still make their year may be why it’s impossible to imagine anyone being disappointed in her. – Read more at Redbook


Carrie Underwood Smashes Attendance Record at PREMIER Center – The Denny Sanford PREMIER Center welcomed more than 12,000 Carrie Underwood fans to the music icon’s sold out show Saturday, setting a new attendance record for an event at the PREMIER Center. The previous record was last October’s Elton John concert with more than 11,600 in attendance. – Read more at KDLT.com

The Voice meets American Idol

Zach Seabaugh is a Voice season 9 alum, Trent Harmon is the last American Idol winner (He performed at a radio gig over the weekend.

The Harbor – Season 3, Episode 5 – Jordin Sparks

On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum singer-songwriter Jordin Sparks shares the emotional story of how her campaign, “I’m M.A.D. (Making A Difference), are you?” was started. Jordin has a passion for making a difference and invites everyone to become a M.A.D. Ambassador.

David Cook Makes the Industry Rounds

Nice Metallica shirt!

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DWTS Contestant Ryan Lochte is Engaged

The Olympic swimmer revealed on Instagram that he had gotten engaged to girlfriend, Playboy model, Kayla Rae Reid on Sunday night. Check out another photo HERE.

Memories forever!!! #thelochtes #LA

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