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Kris Allen Raising Money to Fight Leukemia and other Blood Diseases

Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson Are Going for ‘the Jugular’ as ‘The Voice’ Competitors – “We just went right for the jugular, right off the bat,” she says of their rivalry, claiming that her husband supports both Team Blake and Team Kelly equally. “Give me a break,” Shelton retorts. “I don’t even have a manager when she’s on this show.” “I put out,” Clarkson quips back. “So I’ve got you on that!” – See the Video at Entertainment Tonight

New Voice Coach Kelly Clarkson Wants to Find a Contestant She Can ‘Pay It Forward To’ – “I choose to do this because I think it’s fun, and it’s a rad thing to be a part of,” Clarkson, 35, says in a clip shared exclusively with PEOPLE. “I really want to find someone that I can pay it forward to. I would love to say, ‘Man, I turned my chair for them and I was able to find a fabulous singer who can go on tour with me and have a huge career after this.’” Clarkson says she gravitated towards The Voice because it “offers opportunity,” and one of her biggest pieces of advice for the contestants is just to be different. – See the Video at People

Phillip Phillips talks Collateral on Good Day Atlanta – Georgia’s own Phillip Phillips just released a new album titled Collateral. He stopped by Good Day Atlanta to talk about the new album and about the song he wrote for his wife titled “Dance With Me.” Phillip Phillips is currently on tour and is performing Friday night at Variety Playhouse. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. – Watch the Video at FOX5

CMA Foundation Partners With Hit Songwriters Nicolle Galyon And Emily Weisband Along With Singer Danielle Bradbury To Surprise Students In Kansas – This week, the CMA Foundation partnered with award-winning songwriters Nicolle Galyon and Emily Weisband and Country artist Danielle Bradbery to visit schools and surprise students and teachers throughout Kansas. The critically acclaimed CMA Songwriters Series presented by U.S. Bank also hosted a show Tuesdayevening, Feb. 20, at Wichita’s Crown Uptown Theatre featuring all three songwriters. Nicolle Gaylon and Danielle Bradbery are The Voice alums, Emily Weisband competed on AGT. – Read more at BroadwayWorld

RaeLynn bringing her open and honest sound to Joliet as part of CMT: Next Women of Country Tour – “Anytime you write from a really pure place and a song that just really hits you as an artist and as a songwriter, I think it is going to hit the fans as well. This song is one of those songs that is not just my story, it is so many of my fans as well and I think that is why it is related to the most because they see themselves in it. I just love that song so much,” RaeLynn said. “That is the coolest part about songwriting is that you can really write for the times and what you are going through. I have a new song coming out called ‘Queens Don’t’ and it is basically about how self worth shouldn’t be based on material things, but rather the beauty and strength of a person’s spirit and I am really excited for it to come out. I have been playing it on the road and it has been really awesome.” – Read more at BugleNewspapers

An Interview With The American Idol Alum/Frequent Postmodern Jukebox Collaborator/Bassist Singer-Songwriter, CASEY ABRAMS! – Last Fall Abrams retreated to a decommissioned church in Brooklyn (The Hirsch Center) to track Put A Spell On You. During a two-day marathon session, he was joined by the members of his trio—Jacob Scesney [saxophone, cajón] and Taylor Tesler [guitar, vocals]—David Chesky in the producer’s chair, and a “mannequin microphone.” Put A Spell On You is a part of the Chesky Binaural + Series, all recorded with a single microphone. The new music showcases the spacious, lush and multi-dimensional recording. – Read more at All Access

Which 2018 Olympians want to do Dancing With the Stars? – Following her lackluster performance in the women’s figure skating final, Mirai Nagasu told USA Today that her main focus for that event was “auditioning for Dancing with the Stars.” “I would like to be on Dancing With the Stars because I am a star,” she said. A number of other members of Team USA who competed in PyeongChang have expressed interest to EW in participating on the All-Athlete edition of DWTS. Read below for their answers. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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