Headlines: Kelly Clarkson Helped Fund Kaleb Lee’s Album, X Factor Star Dies

‘The Voice’ semifinalist Kaleb Lee to release new music – A year after his run to the semifinals on NBC’s “The Voice,” country artist Kaleb Lee is debuting new music. The 33-year-old Ormond Beach musician is set to release his new single “Cooler Weather” Friday. It will be available on iTunes as well as streaming services such as Spotify. “It’s hotter than it’s been all year,” Lee sings on a sample of his song shared on Facebook. “It’s cooler weather.” The song also includes references to Daytona Beach. Lee hopes to have more singles released this summer and a full album out in the fall. He said his coach on “The Voice,” Kelly Clarkson, will be featured on an album track and also funded the recording project. – Read more at JournalOnline.com

Kelly Clarkson bemoans bad tabloid pic, laughs off rumors of feud with Carrie Underwood – Kelly Clarkson is laughing off tabloid rumors that she’s feuding with fellow “American Idol” alum Carrie Underwood, but she does have beef with someone. The “Voice” coach took to Twitter Thursday to address the cover of Star magazine, which features pictures of both Clarkson and Underwood. “Secret Feud Explodes,” the headline reads in big yellow letters, promising the scoop on “how the bad blood started.” “I officially have a feud (with) whoever used this pic! At least give me a good pic if y’all are gonna be lying is all I’m sayin,'” Clarkson tweeted, adding a crying laughing emoji. – Read more at USAToday

Cassadee Pope On Partnership With Campbell’s, New Album Stages And Spring Tour – Following a tour supporting Maren Morris earlier this year, Pope returns to the road tonight for a run of headlining dates which will take her into the summer festival season. As an independent artist in an era where it’s becoming increasingly difficult to monetize recorded music, she’s taken advantage of endorsements as a viable alternate revenue stream, partnering with Campbell’s to promote their line of sipping soups. – Read more at Forbes.com

David Archuleta talks balancing fame and faith ahead of Loveland show – It was definitely challenging. I’d really grown up in the entertainment industry where everyone is watching you. And then you go to a position where you don’t have fans following you and you aren’t posting all the time and getting feedback. You are just walking the streets and serving people and talking about God and teaching people how to pray. It wasn’t easy to get into, but I feel like it really filled me up because it can be easy to get caught up in yourself. For two years I had to practice not getting caught up in myself and learn how to completely focus on other people. – Read more at TimesCall.com

Ray Boddington dead: X Factor and Piccadilly Rats star, 77, dies after being hit by tram – RAY BODDINGTON, who starred in The X Factor and is the frontman of Manchester band Piccadilly Rats, has died aged 77. Ray Boddington died in hospital a week after he was hit by a tram in Manchester city centre. His son Daniel Boddington confirmed his tragic death, telling Manchester Evening News: “All of his family were there, at his bed. “My dad would have wanted everybody in Manchester to know that he loved them all.Ray often busked with his band Piccadilly Rats in Manchester. The group have performed at the likes of Kendall Calling and Parklife festival. – Read more at Express.co.uk

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