Headlines: The Voice Finalists Share Plans, Chayce Beckham Album Ready

‘The Voice’ Top 5 Share Their Future Musical Plans Ahead of Season 20 Finale – No matter how the vote is announced on Tuesday, this season’s artists all hope to have a bright future ahead of them in music. They spoke with reporters last week after the live semifinals, and opened up about their future career dreams. Kenzie said his career aspirations are pretty simple: “Just create music and do what we love to do.” “I would love to be performing on even bigger stages,” Cam told reporters. “Maybe the GRAMMYs. We’re working towards some amazing things. I’m hoping to release an album, trying to work on some really amazing things.” – Read more at Entertainment Tonight

Nick Jonas Is Feeling ‘Amazing’ After Recovering From Painful On-Set Injury (Exclusive) – “I feel amazing now,” said Jonas, who was joined by fellow The Voice coach Kelly Clarkson. “I don’t know what happened but after a week of some recovery and, you know just some laser treatment on the spot, I feel really good.” “You’re young,” Clarkson chimed in. – Read more at Entertainment Tonight

The Voice Finalist Rachel Mac on Her Battle With Depression and Her Emotional Performance of ‘Human’ – “So many people deal with it, but yet, you’re considered bold if you talk about it,” Rachel said. “Being a teenager and knowing that so many people struggle through that and I’ve witnessed people go downhill and I’ve gone downhill myself, I think it is so important to know because no one talks about it. I’ve overcome it and I think it’s also important for people to know that it is not that way forever. You can get help.” – Read more at Parade

American Idol’s Chayce Beckham on Future Plans — Including a Move to Nashville with Fellow Contestant – “I’ve got a lot of work I still got to put in,” he added. “I’ve got a lot of people I’m still trying to make proud. I’ve got to get my feet in the ground in Nashville and go out there and try to make hit records for the rest of my life. That’s my only goal is to make music for people for the rest of my life.” Reps for Idol confirmed that Beckham will be making the move to Nashville with fellow contestant (and friend!) Graham DeFranco (who stepped in for Arthur Gunn and performed alongside Sheryl Crow during Sunday’s finale). – Read more at People

‘American Idol’ Champ Chayce Beckham Talks ‘Crazy’ Win – “Extra’s” Jenn Lahmers caught up with Chayce Beckham after his big “American Idol” win! Judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie were also on hand to chat about Chayce and the big finale.

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Scotty McCreery Reflects On Winning ‘American Idol’ 10 Years Later, Offers Chayce Beckham Advice – “Me and my wife [Gabi] were traveling back from New Orleans, we had a family wedding down there, so we were watching on the plane but we were watching,” McCreery recalled to Music Mayhem. “So, I was excited for Chayce and the only thing [that] I’d tell him, I mean he’s great, he’s got an incredible voice and an incredible talent. Just really focus on that first record, take your time with it. I feel like for me, I had to make my record in like two months and I had no clue what I was doing, so, I just say take your time and make sure that you got songs that you believe in and I think he’s going to go far. – Read more at MusicMayham

Q&A: Cassadee Pope Talks ‘What The Stars See,’ Working with Karen Fairchild and Lindsay Ell & More – Why did you choose Karen Fairchild and Lindsay Ell for this collaboration? Karen has been helping me with some additional production ideas for my project and she actually had the idea to make this song a collaboration! She offered to sing on it and I held her to it. She and I have pretty opposite tones to our voices so I knew we’d blend really well together. Since it’s such a guitar heavy song, I just had to ask Lindsay if she’d be a part of it, too, and I’m so honored she said yes. Her guitar playing really sent the song into the stratosphere! – Read more at Country Now

Danny Gokey Slates New Album, ‘Stand In Faith,’ For August – Three-time Grammy nominee, three-time KLOVE Male Vocalist of the Year and Dove Award winner Danny Gokey is releasing a new full-length studio project, Stand In Faith, on Aug. 20. The new album was inspired by the challenges faced over the past year during the pandemic and Gokey created it as an encouragement and reminder of what faith means to each person and how to stand strong in what you believe. Many of the songs on the new album were birthed from what Gokey learned himself over the last year, and how to press on forward with these lessons learned. – Read more at MusicRow

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