Headlines: Hometown to Name Park After Maddie Poppe, Simon Cowell Previews AGT

Clarksville to name potential park after Maddie Poppe – A park that has been in the works for over a year has determined its name after a resident became the first Iowan to win American Idol. Mayor of Clarksville Val Swinton said a site of an old ice cream shop and restaurant, “Baking Memories,” near Highway 188 will become ‘Maddie Poppe Trailhead Park’ in the future. Those with the city said the decision to name the park after Poppe came after her success on the show and her ties to RAGBRAI. The park, provided the land is bought after a pending acquisition, will be near the Rolling Prairie Trail on the 400 block of South Main Street in Clarksville. – Read more at KCRG.com

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Brynn Cartelli – Winner Of The Voice On The Point Morning Show -Brynn Cartelli WON Season 14 of The Voice on NBC this past week. She called in to The Point Morning Show to chat about what it’s like to win The Voice. I asked her about winning a car she can’t even drive yet (she’s 15). We also chatted about her coach Kelly Clarkson and who she wants to collaborate with. – Listen to the interview at WXERMF

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Interview: ‘The Voice’ winner Brynn Cartelli on her favorite performances, important lessons and what to expect next – AXS: So, what’s your next move? What are you going to do first? BC: I want to get home and get settled first. Then I have to finish out my school year. In the midst of that, Kelly and I have some really fun things planned for the summer. I just sent her a message about all these ideas I had for my own music. It makes me so excited. – Read more at AXS.com

Back at home in NC after making his mark on ‘The Voice,’ Britton Buchanan has big plans – Britton is a well-known Springsteen super-fan, and the song, “Where You Come From,” was inspired by a Flannery O’Connor book and had a bit of a haunting Springsteen vibe. One highlight among many for Britton on “The Voice” was the chance to sing a song by The Boss. For the May 14 performance show, Britton sang Springsteen’s 9/11 anthem “The Rising.” “I got his permission straight from him,” Britton said. “And that was a weird thing to hear — that he was letting me sing his songs. It’s very crazy to think about.” – Read more at News Observer

Cade Foehner talks about new single out now – “The Top 5 recorded singles with Hollywood Records. They released it just a few days ago and it was one that they had brought,” Foehner said. “It was a song that was brought to me that we worked on together and the first time I kind of heard what they were wanting to do with it, I loved it.” The lyrics and tune behind the song have already gotten a lot of downloads. “Everybody, all my friends really love it and they listen to it a bunch,” Foehner said “It’s a cool thing when your friends actually listen to your music because, they’re the hardest people you know appease.” – Read more at KTRE.com

The Voice’s Kaleb Lee: ‘Follow your dream – What’s next for Scharmahorn? He’s not sure yet. Having just got back home from the show, he’s still figuring things out. He will be performing some shows in his hometown in Kentucky and has a short tour planned from Minneapolis to Nashville, Tennessee, in the coming weeks. He’ll also be bringing his new travel partner: a Vizsla puppy named Whiskey. “It’s super humbling and I’m super thankful to call this place home and to call everybody friends and excited to see what happens from here,” Scharmahorn said. – Read more at Ormond Beach Observer

Trent Harmon Tackles Personal, Professional Upheaval For Debut Album ‘You Got ‘Em All’ – “For the past two years, the fans have been thinking that any day now, I’m going to put a record out,” Harmon tells MusicRow. “Quite honestly, I didn’t know when the album would happen. I just kept writing and trying to make the best songs I could.” Harmon put the time of uncertainty over the past two years to good use, setting an ambitious goal of writing one new song every day for a year. “I learned I could write and every once, in a while write a good song. It’s a muscle, just like every athlete needs to exercise a muscle to strengthen it. I got to where I could write songs faster. You gain confidence from consistence.” – Read more at Music Row

Lauren Alaina Has a Regret She’s Struggling With Right Now – But lately, she has been struggling with one regret. Due to her increasing popularity, she doesn’t have the ability to meet and greet fans and sign autographs at the same capacity anymore. “I’ve played really big tours like this before, but I’ve never had the success that I have now while playing on these tours. So up to this point I’ve always liked to sign after every show—but when there are 16,000 people in the crowd, I can’t do that anymore,” Alaina admitted to Taste of Country during a recent backstage interview in Chicago. – Read more at TasteofCountry

Ex ‘Idol’ Contestant Chikezie Eze Files for Divorce – Chikezie filed docs Friday to end things with Linda Iruke. He cited irreconcilable differences. They got married on July 10, 2010 and were a month shy of 7 years of marriage. He lists June 2017 as the separation date. They have 2 kids. The marriage has been rocky, to say the least. TMZ broke the story … Linda claimed Chikezie had a history of beating her and got a restraining order to keep him away from her and their kids. As we reported … Linda claimed she was forced to move to a domestic violence safe house in August of 2017 “because of all the abuse.” She claimed Chikenzie — who finished 10th in season 7 — once threatened, “Don’t make me turn this car around and beat your ass.” – Read more at TMZ

Simon Cowell promises fire, magic and scares in Season 13 of ‘America’s Got Talent’ – America’s Got Talent returns Tuesday with fire, acrobatics, singing, magic, a car demolition, lots of crying and a healthy dose of scares. “There’s one act in particular. Wow! I’ve never seen anything like this. It was like Linda Blair decided to audition from The Exorcist,” judge and executive producer Simon Cowell says of NBC’s durable summer talent competition (8 ET/PT). “She doesn’t talk. It’s one of the weirdest, scariest acts we’ve ever had on the show.” – Read more at USAToday

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