Headlines: Scotty McCreery Talks Music, Idol; Katharine McPhee, Lauren Alaina

How Scotty McCreery Shed His Innocent Image and Proved Music Row Wrong – “I’ll go out to dinner and people will ask, ‘Is it OK to have a drink around Scotty?'” he tells Rolling Stone Country in that silky North Carolina drawl, sitting at the head of a table many stories above Nashville in a denim jacket, tight black jeans and a key around his neck. “I go, ‘Are you kidding me? I’ll have one with you.’ My faith is a huge part of what I do, but I’m a human being, and I like to have fun. That’s everybody. I don’t think anyone is one thing or another.” – Read more at Rolling Stone

Scotty McCreery On His Album, “Seasons Change”

Scotty McCreery on the Inspiration Behind His Album, Seasons Change, and Supporting Military Families – You’ve given fans a glimpse of your new album Seasons Change with the release of the first single “Five More Minutes,” which quickly soared to No. 1 on the charts. Did you feel the power of this song from the beginning? I did. It’s one of those things where we play it live all the time–starting in 2016–and every night we got a standing ovation for it, so I knew it was special the day that I wrote it but even more so when we started playing it live. – Read more at Parade.com

‘American Idol’ Winner Scotty McCreery Talks Losing His Record Deal -Two years ago, country singer Scotty McCreery found out he lost his record deal with Mercury/Interscope while shooting an episode for “American Idol,” the show he won in 2011. He had come back to mentor new contestants on the show, which was then on Fox, but his own career was at a precipice. “I was trying to put on a happy face while I was filming,” the 24-year-old singer with the baritone voice said. “That was a rough week.” – Read more at Access Hollywood

American Idol alum Lauren Alaina gets ready for Tour

Katharine McPhee Takes Us Inside Her ‘Waitress’ Voice Lessons! – In the videos she posted to Instagram, Katharine sings “She Used to Be Mine” and “What Baking Can Do” during her voice lessons with Michael Orland and Christina Saffran. – Read more at Just Jared

Fredericks set to release new album this month – Fredericks said his upcoming album has allowed him to exercise his artistic freedom. “This album I have completely done independently and I’ve written and produced all of the songs on it,” Fredericks said Friday afternoon. “When I was on ‘The Voice,’ I was singing a whole bunch of covers. Also, after ‘The Voice’, I was doing a whole bunch of co-writing for the ‘Good Storm’ album.” – Read more at The Recorder

Lionel Richie on Being Pranked by Katy Perry & Luke Bryan

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