Headlines: The Four’s Evvie McKinney Signs Record Deal, Scotty McCreery Headed to Ryman

Winner of ‘The Four’, Evvie McKinney, signs record deal in Nashville – Evvie McKinney is making moves in the music industry. Motown Gospel and Capitol CMG announced signing McKinney to an exclusive recording agreement Monday. She also entered an exclusive publishing agreement with Capitol CMG Publishing. McKinney began her road to fame on the inaugural season of the hit FOX TV show The Four: Battle for Stardom. The Soulsville Charter School alum comes from a long line of Memphis singers, and her brother Gedeon, even competed on the 5th season of American Idol. – Read more at FOX 13

‘American Idol’ brings auditions to Savannah for its 18th season – The search is on in the Coastal Empire for undiscovered local musical talent as “American Idol” pays a visit to Savannah. The popular television show has set up auditions in the Perry Lane Hotel, where “Idol” hopefuls will have a chance to audition for the judges both Monday and Tuesday. – Read more at WSAV3

SCOTTY McCREERY WILL PERFORM AT RYMAN AUDITORIUM MARCH 11, 2020 – Fresh off two consecutive Platinum-certified No. 1 hits, the ACM, BMI and CMT Award-winning Scotty McCreery will perform at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. This will be the Triple Tigers recording artist’s first concert at the “Mother Church” in six years. Special guests for this show will be singer/songwriter Heather Morgan and rising star Adam Doleac. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, Oct. 3, at 10:00 am Central at Ryman.com and Ticketmaster.com, with the Scotty McCreery Fan Club Pre-Sale happening tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 10:00 am Central, and the Ryman Pre-Sale taking place on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 10:00 am Central. “When you play in Nashville, you’ve got to be on your A-Game, and when you play the Ryman Auditorium, you have to give it everything you’ve got,” said an excited McCreery. “I cannot wait to be back on that stage where my heroes have performed. I’ve been looking forward to this for a while now. We’re going to have a fun night.” – via press release

Scarypoolparty Is The Rare Virtuoso Who Showed Up To American Idol Already A Star – “I take deeply to relationships, my friends, natural conversations that I have with people, and knowing what current events are,” Aranda says. “What I draw inspiration from is like whatever I’m feeling and whatever that energy is — I’m trying to release that. Shit that’s current and within me, I just know I got to write it. It’s OK to say things. That’s my writing process every day: Find out how you’re feeling and just say it.” With all this great exposure, Aranda has also been open about his stage fright and anxiety. “How I’m kind of like coping with it: I’m trying to stay off social media,” Aranda says. “I’ve been learning to meditate. I’ve been learning to block out things and thoughts and energies that don’t pertain to my soul. I’m fighting my fears every time that I play, so I don’t think it will ever go away. Somebody with anxiety knows that you just have to learn how to deal with it better and not let it take over control.” – Read more at MTV.com

Carrie Underwood has found work-life balance and says she’s ‘living the dream’ – “I never knew what it was like to be a mom and a wife and a woman in this business until I became those things,” Underwood said. “It makes me respect those women that I grew up idolizing even more, and I didn’t even know all that they had on their plate.” She and Fisher attempt to turn every tour stop into a home on the road by renting a house for their growing family in each town. In their down time on tour, they explore. Before Underwood goes on stage each night, she kisses her boys before they go to bed. It’s the last time she’ll see them before her baby wakes up at 3 a.m. – Read more at the Tennessean

Brooke White talks her new album and Utah – You might recognize Brooke White as a Top 5 finalist on season 7 of American Idol, but she has come far and is now on her way to dropping another album! Brooke came to the studio to perform her title song and first single off her new album “Calico”. – Read more at ABC4.com

Ace Young talks Birdland show, Diana DeGarmo, digital age, Sade – On October 21, Young will be performing with his wife, fellow American Idol alumna Diana DeGarmo, at Birdland Jazz Club in New York City. “The fans can expect to get to know both of us a lot better,” he said. “We will be doing a lot of songs that inspired us and also we will do some brand new songs as well.” On being an artist in this digital age, Young said, “The platforms are always going to change. I feel honored to be in an artist that is continuing to release new music. My album will come out in the first quarter of next year: all songs that I wrote and produced. We are in the mastering phase. I am excited.” “I like to think of myself as the vinyl. Hopefully, I can stick around and come back time and time again,” he said. – Read more at Digital Journal

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