Headlines: New Singles from Cassadee Pope, Danielle Bradbery, Jordin Sparks Launches Channel

Jordin Sparks, ‘Bachelorette’ Stars JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rogers Launching Channels on Kin’s Network – Digital-entertainment network Kin is gearing up to launch new lifestyle channels with three pop-culture personalities: singer-actress Jordin Sparks, and JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers of “The Bachelorette” fame. The new content pacts further build on Kin’s “neighborhood” strategy, focused on creating an interconnected network of owned-and-operated channels targeted at millennial women across YouTube, Facebook, Instagram TV and Amazon. Sparks, the winner of “American Idol” season 6 back in 2007, has over 12 million social-media followers. On her Kin channel, she’ll focus on her passion for baking, according to the company. – Read more at Variety

Cassadee Pope Announces New Single Set for August 10 Release

The Voice season 3 winner Cassadee Pope announces the release of her next single “One More Red Light” on August 10. 

The Voice Season 4 winner Danielle Bradbery releases Thomas Rhett Duet August 3

And The Voice season 4 winner Danielle Bradbery will release her new single, a duet with Thomas Rhett titled “Goodbye Summer.”

IDOL CHANCE | Finalist Michael J. Woodard talks fame and fortune ahead of American Idol Live! in Thousand Oaks – “I always knew about the show, but I was scared because I knew that it would be a one-in-a-million chance, and I’d already suffered from a lot of rejection previously,” says Woodard. “But thank God I had Jesus, and my mom really encouraged me. As I walked into the audition, she said, ‘You have nothing to lose.’ ” I thought, this is my dream and this could be the thing that propels me towards it,” Woodard continues. “I think that was the most nervous I’d ever been for anything. When you watch my audition, you can sense the nerves. My voice was shaky, but I knew I got that far and if I make it past this it’ll be crazy.” – Read more at VCReporter

“American Idol” winner to perform March 15 in Q-C – Maddie Poppe, winner in May of ABC’s “American Idol,” will perform a benefit concert March 15 at Rhythm City Casino, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport, to raise money for Gilda’s Club Quad-Cities. The 20-year-old native of Clarksville, Iowa, also will take part in an exclusive meet-and-greet dinner for a limited number of guests before performing at 7:30 p.m. – Read more at QCOnline

Carrie Underwood Opens Up Post-Injury: “Now I’m Stronger Than Ever” (Redbook Cover Story – There were so many rumors online — that you’d had plastic surgery, that it was a publicity stunt. Did that bother you? I’m on some magazine every other week for something crazy. It’s a little sad, because the truth is just as interesting I wish I’d gotten some awesome plastic surgery to make this [scar] look better. But I try not to worry too much about it. My mom will be like, “Did you see they are saying this about you?” And I’ll be like, “Mama, I don’t care. I’m just trying to raise my son and live my life.” – Read more at Redbook

Bucky Covington to headline Boots & Roots Music Festival – “We’re definitely going to have an awesome time.” That’s how headlining act Bucky Covington referenced the Boots & Roots Music Festival concert to benefit veterans scheduled for Saturday at the Stanly County Fairgrounds. Covington said he has started his own record label. “The best thing about having your own record label is you don’t have anybody telling you what to do. You can do what you want to,” he said. As such, he will soon release a new single, followed by a few more songs, before releasing the album, a strategy used often when vinyl records ruled store shelves. – Read more at The Snap Online

Fun on the American Idol Live Tour

‘The Four’ Executive Producer David Friedman Teases What to Expect in the Season 2 Finale – With the finale coming up, what can fans expect? We hear Season 1 winner Evvie will return to perform her first single. David Friedman: We had Evvie and Zhavia in our comeback episode before the finale and we hinted at the fact that Evvie would be back to do her new single. [It’s] something she’s been working on really hard for the last three or four months since winning the show six months ago. I know she’s excited and I know Puff’s [judge Sean Combs] excited about everyone hearing the first single. She’ll do her own performance and it’s a single that will be downloadable the night of the finale. – TV Insider

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  1. Danielle’s new single “Goodbye Summer” ft. Thomas Rhett is a reinterpretation of an album cut named “Hello Summer.” Rhett originally co-wrote the album cut. I’m not sure how usual it is in other genres, but a reinterpretation of a previous released song is unusual in the country genre.

    It’s late for a country song to be just released considering how slow country charts are. But maybe with Rhett’s name the label is hoping it will take off fast.

    Celebs were out and about this week
    ” @adamlambert enjoyed a performance by St. Vincent at Mondrian Los Angeles.”

    Adam was spotted at Skybar Mondrian to see his friend Vincent (The Four) perform. Also Noah Barlass (The Four) was there.

    Adam and Sam Smith spotted having dinner at the Chateau Marmont and later at Giorgio’s.

    Paps pictures of Adam in Amsterdam.
    Queen lead singer Adam Lambert leaves Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Amsterdam


  3. I can’t say I’ve ever heard of Kin Network, but good luck to Jordin with this new project.

    Also, Kris needs to keep working on his paparazzi skills :)

  4. I think Megan Joy did something like this with two songs on her two albums. “Rainclouds” was on her first album, and “Free to Fly” on her second album. The music is the same, but the lyrics are different. The first is about rainclouds following her around and the second about rainbows following her around. Is that something similar to what you mean?

    Re the country charts, if “Goodbye Summer” is meant as a summer song, you are right that it is way too late to release it. But if it is about saying goodbye to summer, maybe it is perfect for the fall?

  5. Didn’t know that was a thing. However, IMO it’s not an answer song. I listened to both songs and there’s not much of a difference except adding Thomas Rhett. The lyrics are basically the same maybe a couple lines changed. But in the original & new reinterpretation she still says the same line for the chorus where the title comes from: “hello summer goodbye to my heart.” I’m not sure I would call it a reinterpretation when I don’t think much was changed.

    This actually is a duet & not just an artist barely appearing on a song (which happens more recently in country music). Rhett sings a verse & they both sing together on verses. I thought they blended well together in the song which I was skeptical of.

  6. It would be perfect for fall since they’re saying goodbye to summer. But the song is really about saying hello & goodbye to a summer love. I think the content doesn’t need to be just a fall song. The worry I find is if it’s still on the charts during the winter if the lyrics then become out of season for radio PD’s to play. We know radio PD’s have different opinions & sometimes agendas. Even Rhett as an A-lister has his own songs take about 3 months to peak. The add date for this is Aug. 27th so even if the hope is this climbs quickly because of Rhett it would still hit the winter months at least on radio.

  7. Ha! The Paps were taking pictures of Adam (and his bodyguard) all over Europe. In one country they misidentified the bodyguard as Adam’s boyfriend, lol. Love the Queen and Adam advertisement for their Vegas shows.

  8. Sam seems to be spending a lot of time with Adam along with other people.

  9. Megan Joy is backup singer to Tyler Glenn Neon Trees’ band. They performed at the LoveLoud festival last week.

  10. We finally got our tickets, flight and hotel. A quick trip just to see QAL. Looking forward to the new set and set list. Of course, as always, to see QAL.

  11. Sam Smith is in the US early for his US tour. Maybe he’s visiting friends first.

  12. Huh. For some reason I though Neon Trees broke up a few years ago.

    But that sounds like a cool gig for Megan.

  13. “not saying i believe it, heard on cnn a rumor going around carrie underwood accident was staged to get plastic surgery.. how is this making news even ..if… it were true. most of her fans would do the same. :)

  14. Random fact: Tyler Glenn replaced David Cook in Kinky Boots then David replaced him after that, so there’s another Idol connection

  15. David Cook has been out of Kinky Boots for the past two days and it looks like he’s back today according to his Instagram posts!

  16. I forgot about Megan Joy. Good to see she is still out there working. And Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons is putting a much needed spotlight on the difficulties faced by the LGBT community. Especially in the age of Trump, the more people/artists/athletes who bring attention to and against bigotry and racism the better, imo.

  17. Still another Idol connection. They gave away a trip to see Queen and Adam in Vegas!

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