Idol Headlines for 10/17/12 – The Evening Edition

Phillip Phillips performs for the MIX 107.7 Premier HealthNet Concert for a Cure in Dayton, OH tonight.

Carrie Underwood: ‘Blown Away’ Tour Hits L.A! – Carrie Underwood hits the stage during her Blown Away Tour at the Staples Center on Tuesday (October 16) in Los Angeles. “So excited to be playing at the Staples Center tonight!,” the 29-year-old singer wrote on her Twitter account. “8 years ago, I took my first plane ride ever to LA…a lot has happened since then!” – See the Photos at Just Jared

‘Nashville’s’ Connie Britton on Going Country and Singing for ABC’s New Soapy Musical – Were you a country music fan growing up? What did you listen to? I grew up in Virginia and there was a lot of country music around. I always enjoyed it but that wasn’t the primary type of music that I listened to. I was more of a classic, Southern rock kind of a girl. Southern rock has country roots and elements to it, as does so much American music. Growing up it was Lynyrd Skynyrd. I’d say that was sort of considered Southern rock and roll. Even though that’s not really country but you can definitely hear country elements to that. – Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

Carly Rae Jepsen – This Kiss (Teaser)

Khloe Kardashian ‘thrilled … nervous’ to co-host ‘The X-Factor’ – “I’m a huge fan of the show so I literally fell over in my chair when I heard that I was being considered for the role,” the reality-TV star wrote on her blog Tuesday, the same day the show announced the news. “The show already has such an incredible panel of judges and it is truly an honor to have been given this opportunity to work with them. I’m thrilled, overjoyed and of course a little nervous about this new step in my career, and I can’t wait to get started. Wish me luck! – Read more at the LA Times

How Mumford & Sons and Taylor Swift are causing a seismic shift in the music industry – As such, the music industry is quickly adjusting to the rise of folky Americana sounds (not to mention Americana aesthetics — country-chic barnyard weddings seem to have become en vogue overnight). American Idol skipped pop balladry and gave its latest winner Phillip Phillips the Mumford-esque strummer “Home” as a coronation song. It has since become a double-platinum smash that was highlighted throughout the NBC’s summer Olympics. And CMT has wholeheartedly embraced the genre, even debuting the Avetts’ video for “Live and Die” last month. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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