Idol Album Update

Fantasia’s “When I See U” from her sophomore cd “Fantasia” is available as a free download  at

Carrie Underwood will begin work  on her new album after the February 11 Grammy  Awards:

 “We’re getting songs together and writing stuff in the next couple of weeks, because I didn’t really want to jump into anything until we knew what direction we were going in, ” she tells Billboard in an exclusive interview on newsstands today (Jan. 12).

Asked if she planned to take a more active role in the songwriting on the new album, Underwood said, “I would like to. I’m very realistic about the whole situation. I know that some [artists] think they are really awesome writers and they are not — I’m the opposite. I just want to go in and try, and if nothing more, I go in with the writers and they get a sense of what I would like to sing about. I’m looking forward to being more involved, but I’m very realistic that I might not be any good.”

In between studio time, Underwood plans to play “a few dates” this summer “to keep everybody busy and to keep me fresh in people’s minds. But other than that, your guess is as good as mine.”  

Paris Bennett was recently in Minneapolis MN filming a video for her upcoming single, “Ordinary Love”.   She recently signed with 306 Entertainment, a Twin Cities independent label owned by her uncle, Paul Jones.

About the single, Paris says:

“…Bennet called it “real popish, but hip-hop.”  

“It’s giving you a whole Queen rock-and-roll thing going on, ” she said. “It’s a crazy track in itself and it’s speaking of something real. It’s talking about relationships and it’s real serious, and I think it’s something that girls nowadays, my age, college-wise, high school-wise, something that we really need to hit on for a moment.”  

Check out some behind-the-scenes footage of the video  shoot here.   More about the shoot here  and here.   Inside Paris’s closet, here.

Her single, “Ordinary Love” will be released nationally on Tuesday.   The album, “Princess P”  is scheduled to drop in April.

According to Buckymania!   Bucky Covington’s  twin brother Rocky is performing a farewell concert in Wilmington, NC tonight.   He’ll be joining his brother in Nashville soon.

Meanwhile, you can find snippets of 4 new songs from  Bucky on his My Space  page.   Bucky recently  signed with Rascal Flatts’ label, Lyric Street Records in Nashville TN.   He’s got a  recently released  single,  “A Different World”, and as of today, it’s heading up the Mediabase country chart at  #63.   ETA:  Here’s Bucky singing “A Different World” at the GAC Christmas Tour.   According to Buckymania!, though “A Different World” has received some spins, it won’t be “officially” released to radio until this Tuesday, Jan 16.

Bucky’s debut CD is scheduled to hit stores on  April 17.

Speaking of Mediabase, Ace Young’s independently released single, “Scattered” is still getting spins.   It’s currently at #58 on the Hot AC chart.

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