FIRST PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE ‘2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDS’ – Beth Behrs, Brooklyn Decker, Cassadee Pope, James Van Der Beek, Kate Walsh, LeAnn Rimes, Rascal Flatts and Steve Austin To Present at Country Music’s Biggest Party of the Year – Nashville – May 29, 2014 – The 2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDS will bring an electrifying mix of Hollywood celebrities and country stars to its stage as presenters this year, including “2 Broke Girls” actress Beth Behrs, actress Brooklyn Decker, 2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDS Twitter tracker Cassadee Pope, actor James Van Der Beek, “Fargo” actress Kate Walsh, LeAnn Rimes, Rascal Flatts and CMT’s BROKEN SKULL RANCH host Steve Austin, when this year’s show airs LIVE on Wednesday, June 4 at 8:00 p.m. ET. – Read more at CMT.com
Candice Glover to Perform at the Life Ball Charity Event in Vienna. – Candice tweeted this morning, “Now that I can tell y’all……. I’ll be performing in Vienna, Austria @ the @LifeBall charity event. So nervous yet excited!” The Life Ball event takes place Saturday night and is “one of the largest annual AIDS charity events dedicated to raising support for the worldwide fight against HIV and AIDS.”
Carrie Underwood’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Performance Airing Saturday Night – Carrie Underwood‘s performance at last month’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will air Saturday night at 9 ET on HBO. Carrie joined Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, Emmylou Harris and Sheryl Crow to sing big hits from inductee Linda Ronstadt‘s catalog, including “Blue Bayou,” “You’re No Good,” and “It’s So Easy.” – Via ABC News Radio
‘American Idol’ finalist to sing at Franklin pet adoption event – FRANKLIN – “American Idol” contestant Matt Giraud of Nashville will join Stephanie Quayle and Vanessa Bransan on June 7 to perform at the “Summer of Stars” pet adoption challenge. The artists’ appearance is courtesy of HearThemLive LLC, a new Web-based software program that connects music venues with independent artists. The Nashville company is beta-testing the system and will be launching this summer. – Read more at The Tennessean
LDS Church announces live Facebook chat with David Archuleta – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Thursday that former American Idol contestant and returned LDS missionary David Archuleta will be participating in a live chat on Facebook. On June 24 at 7 p.m., Archuleta will participate in the interactive discussion regarding his decision to serve a mission, as well as his mission experiences. The event will be available on the LDS Youth Facebook page and will be moderated by Young Women General President Bonnie L. Oscarson and Young Men General President David L. Beck, according to LDS.org. – Read more at Deseret News
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AN UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT OF PERFORMANCES WILL BE FEATURED ON “THE 68TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS®” SUNDAY, JUNE 8 ON CBS – Including a Performance from Fantasia – An unforgettable night of performances will be featured on THE 68TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS?, live from Radio City Music Hall, Sunday, June 8 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/ delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. The show will feature performances by 2014 Tony nominee Neil Patrick Harris and the cast of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” 2014 Tony nominee Sutton Foster with the cast of “Violet,” Alan Cumming reprising his Tony Award-winning role in a performance from the revival of “Cabaret” and 2014 Tony nominee Idina Menzel performing a song from the new musical “If/Then.” Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor Hugh Jackman returns as host.
Music legends Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Fantasia will take the stage for an unforgettable performance with the cast of “After Midnight.” Sting will perform a song from his upcoming musical, “The Last Ship.” – Read more at CBS
Listen to the New Album from Blake Lewis – The American Idol season 6 runner up has uploaded most of his new album, Portrait of a Chameleon, to Soundcloud. You can listen to it HERE.
‘American Idol’ Alum Pia Toscano Joining Jennifer Lopez on Summer Tour – The 25-year-old New York native said she was called by Lopez’s musical director earlier this spring with the proposal to join the show as a backup singer. “Originally it was just two [shows] and now it’s six,” says Toscano. “I had some conflicts, but they have been really good with working with my schedule, which is very sweet of them to do. They are helping me out in so many ways and I am so thrilled that I can be a part of it.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
Chris Daughtry Celebrates Flash with Artwork – Chris Daughtry is so excited for the CW fall show, Flash, that he created some artwork. He tweeted it to Flash star, Grant Gustin. (Some of you may remember Grant as the evil Sebastian, from Glee. He’s one of the good guys now!) “Hey @grantgust! Looking forward to #TheFlash! Here’s a sketch I did based on my excitement:)” tweeted Chris. Chris tweaked the drawing…he added some lightning! And tweeted the final work this morning.
Scotty McCreery’s Great-Grandma’s Pound Cake – The new book Country Music’s Greatest Eats, from Southern Living and CMT, features delectable dishes from musicians’ kitchens. Here’s one of American Idol winner Scotty McCreery’s favorites. – Read more at Parade
Life’s a ‘weird’ ride for Siobhan Magnus – Magnus: It was the hardest I’d ever worked in my life and hopefully the hardest I’ll ever have to work. … You’re totally cut off from family and friends; they don’t let you have your phone all day. … When you’re fawned over by people you don’t know, but can’t talk to the people you love, it creates a strange sense of loneliness. Daley: Wow. I bet. What was your typical day like? Magnus: They get you up at 5 a.m. and every day of the week was something — on filming days, you’re at the TV studio from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. … Sunday was for making a music video for Ford or Coca-Cola. Or you’d go to some stupid schmooze event for AT&T and you’d go meet all the top executives and their daughters and their daughters’ best friends and their baby-sitters. … Sometimes it would be something so strange, like they’d be like, ‘Oh, Sarah Palin is in the audience and wants to meet you guys,’ and you’d be like, ‘Ew! Do I have to?” I shook her hand and she looked like a space alien. – Read more at South Coast Today