Idol Headlines for 6/10/15

Join Deb aka Windmills tonight as she live blogs the CMT Awards. Carrie Underwood is set to perform, while American Idol winner, Nick Fradiani will present. Watch at 8 pm on CMT, or the CMT app.

Danielle Bradbery set to tour with Thomas Rhett and Brett Eldredge This Fall – Two of country music’s more dapper dudes, Thomas Rhett and Brett Eldredge, are hitting the road together. This fall, the pair will bring their brand of metro-country to cities across the nation as the co-headliners of the 14th Annual CMT On Tour. Dates will be announced later this year. Dubbed the Suits & Boots Tour, a nod to Rhett and Eldredge’s often GQ-level fashion sense, the CMT-sponsored trek will also feature Danielle Bradbery as a special guest. – Read more at RollingStone

The next TV gig for The Bachelor’s Chris Soules is…. – Chris Soules has lined up another TV gig in the wake of his engagement to—and subsequent split from—Bachelor contestant Whitney Bischoff. EW has learned exclusively that Soules will join the cast of Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition on Food Network. Production has already begun on the show, hosted by Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray, that puts a group of “kitchen-challenged celebrities” through a veritable culinary boot camp. Joining Soules over a hot stove will be Dean Cain, Ellen Cleghorne, Jenni “JWOWW” Farley, Jaleel White, Barry Williams, and—natch!—Kendra Wilkinson. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

Nick Fradiani, Cassadee Pope appear at the Big Machine store in Nashville

The CMA Festival kicks off today, including appearances by Big Machine Label group artists at the Big Machine Store. Signing autographs will be Scott Borchetta (??!!!) and Nick Fradiani at 12 pm and Cassadee Pope at 3 pm.

Exclusive: Carrie Underwood Takes Baby Steps to CMT Awards – Carrie Underwood returns to the stage for the first time since becoming a mother Wednesday on the CMT Music Awards. It’s kind of weird, but there is that small… not fear. But we went in for a rehearsal a few days ago… I spent more time singing,” Carrie says. “We were there for two hours, and I was singing the whole time. I was like, ‘I haven’t done this is so long – am I going to be able to?’ It was alright. It was good for me.” – Watch the Video at BuckeyCountry

Lauren Alaina and Carrie Underwood

Lauren Alaina and Carrie Underwood snap a photo at last night’s Grand Ole Opry, where Carrie (and Scotty McCreery) performed.

Lauren Alaina Surprises Scotty McCreery

Scotty McCreery teased a special guest at his fan party today. It turned out to be his American idol season 10 runner-up, Lauren Alaina!

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