Kelly Clarkson and More Added as Performers for the “54TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS – ENCINO, CA (March 19, 2019) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today that Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line and Ashley McBryde have been added to the powerful lineup of performers for the 54th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®. The awards telecast, hosted by Reba McEntire, will air LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET / delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Previously announced ACM Awards performers include Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton and George Strait along with ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award honoree Jason Aldean. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.- Via dc productions press release
Miley Cyrus overcome by emotion at memorial for ‘Voice’ star Janice Freeman – It’s been two weeks since family, friends and fans of former “Voice” contestant Janice Freeman were left reeling by the news of the 33-year-old’s sudden death. On Monday, many of them gathered to celebrate her life. Miley Cyrus was among the mourners at Freeman’s memorial, and during the event, she took the stage to pay tribute to the beloved singer she referred to as a friend and sister. Cyrus continued to cry openly as she said that she had intended to sing a song in honor Freeman, who died from pneumonia and complications from lupus, but she announced, “Just losing her is too much for me, so my dad’s going to take care of this for me.” – Read more at Today
(Skip ahead to the 1:03:22 mark in the video below to see that portion of the service.)
‘American Housewife’s Katy Mixon Teases the Big ‘American Idol’ Crossover (VIDEO) – “I’m such a fan of pouring yourself into your passion,” says American Housewife’s Katy Mixon, who can truly appreciate tonight’s storyline about “not letting anyone hinder your dreams.” Rebellious and vocally talented Taylor Otto (Meg Donnelly) announces plans to trade college for a career behind the mic — but her judgy parents, Katie and Greg (Mixon and Diedrich Bader), are decidedly not on board. So the teen seeks a more positive reception in her dreams, turning to American Idol judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan — who guest star on the comedy along with host Ryan Seacrest — for validation. As Taylor slumbers, she imagines auditioning for the competition with Miley Cyrus’s inspirational “The Climb.” “Meg is giving you amazingness with her singing,” Mixon promises. (In fact, the actress has two singles on iTunes.) – Read more at TVInsider
Carrie Underwood gets real about ‘bouncing back’ after baby Jacob
Part confession, part promotion of her clothing line Calia by Carrie, the American Idol season 4 alum shares that it’s been harder for her body to “bounce back” after her second pregnancy.
As I prepare for red carpets and for life on tour, right now I make a promise to myself to start appreciating what my body CAN do and stop focusing on what it can’t. I promise to stop analyzing every angle and every curve and every pound and every meal. I’m going to keep staying the path because it is a journey and as long as I’m always working towards my goals, one day I’ll reach them.
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I’m going to be honest, “bouncing back” after having Jacob has been much more difficult than after I had Isaiah and I’ve been pretty hard on myself lately. I go into the gym and I can’t run as fast or as far. I can’t lift as much weight or do as many reps as I could a year ago. I just want to feel like myself again…for my body to feel the way that I know it can. As I was working out today, I realized that for the past 11(ish) months, my body has not belonged to me. It was a perfect home for Jacob. And even now it belongs to him every time he drinks his milk. As I prepare for red carpets and for life on tour, right now I make a promise to myself to start appreciating what my body CAN do and stop focusing on what it can’t. I promise to stop analyzing every angle and every curve and every pound and every meal. I’m going to keep staying the path because it is a journey and as long as I’m always working towards my goals, one day I’ll reach them. I’m going to take it day by day, smile at the girl in the mirror, and work out because I love this body and all it has done and will continue to do! #bodyafterbaby #fitmom #healthy #staythepath @caliabycarrie