The FINAL America’s Got Talent Audition show airs tonight at 8/7c pm on NBC.
The American Idol Live tour begins tonight in Clearwater FL. More on that in a bit!
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood to Perform at Museum’s Fundraiser All for the Hall New York October 6 – NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 7, 2015— In an intimate, guitar pull format, Grammy award winners Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, as well as Country Music Hall of Fame members Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris, will perform at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum fundraiser All for the Hall New York, Tuesday, October 6. The event will take place at the Times Square Best Buy Theater, uniting country music’s most accomplished artists and most generous supporters. – Read more at Country Music Hall of Fame
James Corden Named Host of The 31st Annual TCA Awards – LOS ANGELES, CA – Tuesday, July 7, 2015 – James Corden, host of THE LATE LATE SHOW on CBS, will serve as emcee for the 31st Annual Television Critics Association (TCA) Awards, on Saturday, August 8, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, announced TCA President Scott D. Pierce. As part of the festivities, Corden will open the untelevised event with a special monologue before launching into the evening where presenters and recipients are announced by the critics. Awards will be presented in a wide variety of categories and genres such as news and information, youth, drama, reality, and comedy, as North America’s top TV critics gather to celebrate outstanding television programs of the 2014-2015 season. – Read more at TvByTheNumbers
Kellie Pickler on the Kardashians and Reality Show Anxiety – As Kellie Pickler gears up to begin filming her new CMT reality series (tentatively titled I Love Kellie Pickler) the bubbly singer, Dancing With the Stars champ and former American Idol contestant sat down with Rolling Stone Country to talk about the newest chapter of her life. “It’s exciting to let people into that part of our world,” Pickler says about the project. “You have to have boundaries, of course. There has to be things you keep for yourself, but my life has pretty much been an open book since I was 19. People know a little of my story, but they don’t know all of it.” – Read more at Rolling Stone
A SAVVY KELLIE PICKLER SET TO HEADLINE NAPERVILLE RIBFEST – But while this quirky personality has allowed her to amass millions of adoring fans, Pickler is becoming increasingly known for a keen business sense. From her new home decor collection called “Selma Drye by Kellie Pickler,” inspired by her great-grandmother, to starring in the “early stages” of a new reality series produced by “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest, Pickler has found a way to make some impressive business moves of late. “I have a creative brain, and these sorts of projects help me feed that hunger,” says Pickler, who was recently awarded the Operation Troop Aid Chris Kyle Patriot Award for her continued support of the U. S. Armed Forces and their families. “Especially in today’s world, it’s all about one’s brand. You don’t have to limit yourself in doing just one thing. Things can get monotonous doing the same thing every day anyway.” – Read more at the Chicago Sun Times
SCOTT BORCHETTA The View From the Driver’s Seat of Big Machine – When you started Big Machine, what was your vision on Day One? As much as anything, it was a survival mechanism for the ideas myself and a few others had. We were disgusted with the way things were being done around us. So if we took our own strategy of how we were building up the most successful promotion departments, how could that not work when we took that same culture to an entire label? – Read more at Hits Daily Double
Rock opera ‘Deep Love’ takes the long road to NYC – There’s not much to do in eastern Idaho in the winter. It’s freezing, windy and depressing. Why not create a musical? Stay-inside weather — plus a healthy dose of heartache — helped spark the creation in 2009 of “Deep Love: A Ghostly Rock Opera.” Six years later it arrives in steamy on 42nd Street in New York City, a snowball’s throw from Broadway. The show is the creation of Garrett Sherwood, Ryan J. Hayes and Jon Peter Lewis, three artistic guys with little musical theater experience who shaped and grew it into one of the highlights of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. – Read more at The Denver Post
Joshua Davis: More than just a voice on ‘The Voice’ – But there’s much more to this Marquette native (and MSU alum) then a goosebump-inducing cover of Simon & Garfunkel. He has been writing, recording and touring for more than a decade, with three solo albums to his credit as well as fronting the Lansing-based roots ensemble Steppin’ In It. Davis spoke to the Free Press about life after “The Voice.” It turns out he’s grateful for the opportunity and what the show’s attention has meant to his touring schedule, but he’s doubly appreciative of his home state’s music scene — the one that’s been there for him all along. – Read more at The Detroit Free Press
Chris Colfer Talks about The Land of Stories
Glee star, Chris Colfer’s 4th book in his Land of Stories children’s series is out today. This morning, he chatted with GMA about fairytales and more.