Tim Halperin tweets, “It’s official. I’m opening for @theFray Sept. 9th at TCU full band. Dreams really do come true…”
Casey James Talks New Music, Fans and Life After ‘American Idol’
How would you describe “Let’s Don’t Call It A Night” to someone who hasn’t heard it yet?
I would say it’s got a good grove and it is a sexy song. It’s a lighthearted take on wanting things to continue, just having a great night, and not wanting that to end.
Can fans look expect a “Let’s Don’t Call It A Night” music video?
Yes, there will definitely be one.
When can fans get their hands on your debut album?
I’m thinking the beginning of the year. Next year.
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Exclusive: Chord Overstreet on Leaving Glee and What’s Next (Music and The Middle!)
TVLINE | The producers invited you back on a recurring basis with the possibility of becoming a regular later in the season, but you declined. Why?
I’ve been writing music my entire life and I had an opportunity to work on a record. It’s something I have a huge passion for. I did a lot of thinking and I felt like it was a good time to work on my album and focus on that avenue of my career. They offered me the chance to come back for a few episodes, but there was nothing guaranteed so I decided to dive into the music thing. And that’s been my main priority the past two months.
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Taylor Hicks, recording with Keb Mo, “In the man cave studio with @kebmomusic….#fb http://yfrog.com/khbyotuj
Sony/Nashville Restructures, Seven Confirmed Exits
Substantive changes are underway at Sony Music Nashville, with a number of high level staffers, including many in the promotion departments, departing. Among those confirmed as exiting from Columbia are VP/Promotion Jimmy Rector, National Dir. Mike Wilson, regionals Jennifer Thorpe and Cliff Blake, and Coord. Ben Sterling. Columbia regional Bo Martinovich and David Friedman are to be reassigned within the company, according to our sources. RCA West Coast regional Steve Pleshe is also exiting, with that region expected to be taken by Columbia West Coast rep Larry Santiago. BNA Midwest regional David “Bubba” Berry is also departing. A full picture of what the restructured imprint and promotion teams will look like (Arista, BNA, Columbia, RCA) may not be clear for some time.
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After Bidding War, ABC Nearing Deal to Keep Country Music Association Awards
After a three network bidding war, the Country Music Association Awards is nearing a deal to stay put on ABC.
The race was believed to be between NBC and CBS, with ABC initially uninterested in shelling out as much as the CMA team was asking to re-up its contract. But according to an insider, the Disney network swooped in at the last minute, ultimately playing up the incumbent angle to success.
The deal with ABC is reportedly worth 3O Million via Broadcasting & Cable
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Kellie Pickler and Barry Michael to perform for Salute the Troops
Operation Homefront of South Carolina, a non profit organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our services members and wounded warriors, in conjunction with Fort Jackson, will host a star-studded evening of music, food, and charity Saturday, September 10, 2011 (Patriots Day), on Hilton Field, Fort Jackson at 7:00 p.m. Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. Military service members, veterans, families, and community members will be treated to a headline performance by country music superstar and former American Idol finalist, Kellie Pickler, and an opening performance by Nashville recording country music star, Barry Michael.
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An interview with Sasha Mallory
This summer on Fox’s reality competition series So You Think You Can Dance, the girls ruled the stage, right up to the very end when favorites Sasha Mallory and Melanie Moore were the last dancers standing. While Moore took the title, this definitely isn’t the last we’ll see of Sasha.
First up is the SYTYCD tour, which kicks off September 17 in Orlando, FL, and then the sky’s the limit for the out Mallory, who recently talked to AfterEllen.com about her experience on the show, why she didn’t talk about her sexuality, her celebrity crushes and, most importantly, is she available?
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Glee Project’s Lindsay Pearce on Her ‘Villain Edit, ‘ ‘God-Given’ Gift, and ‘Kissing Bandit’ Rep
TVLINE | How did you feel watching the season unfold and realizing there were instances where you were getting the classic, reality TV “villain edit”?
I had no idea what the show was gonna look like, or what my or anybody’s edit was going to portray. But I remember I called my mom after episode 3 [in which contestants had to reveal their biggest vulnerabilities], when they didn’t really give the full [story] for a lot of people. On my end and with a few others, it wasn’t actually what we had shared, and I called my mom and was like “Why are they doing this? I don’t understand!” [Laughs] I was just so upset. And she was like, “It’s gonna be okay. There’s a reason. You’re gonna get redeemed.” The people that know me and love me know that’s not who I am or what I’m like. It was a rough go at the beginning. And I had no idea it was going to be that way, but it all turned out okay in the end.
Lindsay comes across completely different in this interview than her edit on Glee Project. Like night and day…
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