Headlines: Laine Hardy Ready to Head to CMA Fest, Gabby Barrett Talks Wedding

Audition for American Idol at CMA Fest – Are you a country music superfan who wants to be a STAR? Audition for American Idol at CMA Fest in Nashville this weekend! Open auditions will be held this Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th, at the ABC Summer Fun & Games activation in Fan Alley (4th and Broadway). Stop by for more information on becoming The Next Idol!

On Sunday, June 9th, you’ll have the opportunity to meet American Idol 2019 Winner Laine Hardy! Visit the ABC Summer Fun & Games activation at noon for a Q&A hosted by contestant mentor Bobby Bones, followed by a Meet & Greet at 1:00 p.m. – ABC.com

‘Idol’ Winner Maddie Poppe To Kick Off #Conclave44 – “AMERICAN IDOL” winner, HOLLYWOOD RECORDS artist MADDIE POPPE will officially kick off the 44th CONCLAVE with a live performance on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19th, at DELTA HOTELS MINNEAPOLIS NORTHEAST. – Read more at All Access

Camila Cabello’s Retelling of ‘Cinderella’ Gets 2021 Release Date – Kay Cannon’s retelling of the classic “Cinderella” tale, starring Camila Cabello, will be released on February 5, 2021, Sony Pictures announced on Thursday. Cabello is set to make her feature acting debut in the film written and directed by Cannon (“Blockers”). James Corden will produce alongside Leo Pearlman through their Fulwell 73 banner. – Read more at Thewrap

Behati Prinsloo Explains Why Adam Levine’s Exit From The Voice Is “Good News” – While appearing on this morning’s Today show, the supermodel joked that she’ll be seeing Adam a lot more at home. “Good news for me, good news for the kids,” she laughed when asked about the news by Jenna Bush Hager and Willie Geist. “He is on tour at the moment. He is excited to get home and for the first time have nothing to do. I’m like what am I going to do with him?” – Read more at EOnline

American Idol Alum Gabby Barrett Wants An ‘Intimate’ Wedding with Cade Foehner – The American Idol alum opened up to PEOPLE on the CMT Awards red carpet about her recently announced engagement on Thursday and revealed a few details about her big day. “I’ve been on Pinterest a whole lot, but we’re just enjoying the engagement stage right now,” she told PEOPLE. “Hopefully it won’t be too long [or] too short.” “He actually just flew in today, and then I won’t see him for six weeks,” said Barrett. “I’m doing my thing but it’s nice to have somebody who understands that.” While the young couple won’t be walking down the aisle too soon, Barrett already knows what type of wedding she’s going to have. “More of an intimate setting,” she revealed. “Small. Something cute.” – Read more at People

Clay Aiken breaks free of Simon Cowell’s dire Broadway warnings – He recalls, “Simon used it to criticize us: ‘You’d be better in musical theater than here.’ ‘You should be on Broadway but you shouldn’t be a pop singer.’” That was 2003, and Aiken has never forgotten those words. But he broke free when he replaced David Hyde Pierce in “Monty Python’s Spamalot” in 2009. Speaking within days of Friday’s opening as Teen Angel in Pittsburgh CLO’s “Grease,” Aiken was relating how, 16 years after “Idol,” he has performed in professional musical theater productions sporadically — in his hometown of Raleigh, for North Carolina Theatre, and in “Spamalot.” – Read more at the Post Gazette

American Idol’s Caleb Johnson talks ‘Born From Southern Ground’ – On his song “Born and Raised,” he said, “It was written about two years ago. I wanted an anthemic song that would pay tribute to my hometown and where I grew up. That’s where the song originated from.” Regarding his song “Solid Gold,” Johnson noted that it was sent to him by a buddy of his, Blair Daly and Jay Buchanan, the lead singer from Rival Sons. “They sent me the demo and I just loved that track. I put my own stamp to it and I made it my own. I was really happy with the outcome of that,” he said. – Read more at Digital Journal

Josh Gracin Is Thanking His ‘Lucky Stars’ in New Song [Exclusive Premiere] – Josh Gracin is back with new music, and he’s counting his blessings in his new song, “Lucky Stars.” The song is premiering exclusively with Taste of Country. “Lucky Stars” is an anthem for anyone who’s ever gotten a new shot at love after heartbreak. The protagonist says he’s going to “Count my lucky stars / To get to be anywhere you are / I wanna hit my knees and thank the good lord / For every wrong turn and every scar / That led me to the one who has my heart / And count my lucky stars,” Gracin sings in the chorus. – Read more at Taste of Country

We had Luke Bryan interview Blake Shelton l GMA

The two country music stars (and American Idol judge The Voice coach respectively) asked each other about their favorite foods and their least favorite things about each other in this hilarious one-on-one interview.

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