Headlines: The Voice’s Sarah Grace Management, Luke Bryan Adopts Senior Dog

The Voice 15’s Sarah Grace Finds New Management

“I’m very excited to announce that I will now be managed by Jeff DeLia and 72 Music Management. I look forward to this next step in my musical journey and can’t wait to see where we go from here,” wrote the singer on Twitter.

Cassadee Pope Reveals Most Embarrassing ‘Voice’ Moment, Talks New Album ‘Stages’ – Pope said the inspiration behind her sophomore effort Stages came from the various ongoings in her life, both good and bad, leading up to its release. “The story I was aiming to tell with Stages was my story and what happened over the last two years. There was a big life change all happening all at one time. There was a breakup from a long-term relationship. There was me leaving my record label, management, publishing—leaving all of it and just sort of starting from scratch. The record really tells this story of me going through the pain and the heartbreak of that feeling of loss, and then finding myself again and finding a new love. The cool thing about this record is life sort of happened during the making of it…It’s a rollercoaster ride of an album, but that’s because that’s what my life’s been like over the last two years.” – Read more at Newsweek

Taylor Hicks takes on starring role in ‘Shenandoah’ – The country-soul singer and former “American Idol” winner has been cast as Charlie Anderson in “Shenandoah,” a Civil War musical that’s based on the classic film. Hicks, 42, takes on a role that has seen the likes of Jimmy Stewart, who starred in the 1965 movie. Later, John Cullum immortalized the character on Broadway, winning the 1975 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. “I know I’ve got my work cut out for me,” said Hicks, a Hoover native, during a phone interview. “This puts me in a pure acting role. And I love the story.” – Read more at AL.com

Elvis Presley’s Comeback Special at 50: Inside the All-Star Revival – During two days of taping in Los Angeles last fall, these acts performed on a set that mirrored the design of the original show. At the center was a square “boxing ring” stage, where many of the musicians were collaborating for the first time to honor Presley, who died in 1977. Between takes on “Hound Dog,” Mendes talks about his only other encounter with Shelton, when the future pop star came to a taping of The Voice. Mostly, Mendes says, “I think I just looked at you weirdly from afar.” Shelton smiles. “I remember that, now that you said it that way,” he deadpans in response, then adds, “Your hair looks great.” – Read more at Rolling Stone

New Interview: Shin Lim Baffles Judges With Incredible Card Magic on America’s Got Talent: The Champions Finale – One of his fellow competitors that Shin was happy to meet was fellow magician Jon Dorenbos, who competed in season 11. In fact, Simon Cowell had urged Shin to check out Jon’s act because he felt that Jon’s way with the audience was something Shin could learn from. “We became friends,” Shin said of his competitor, who made it into the finale as a Wild Card. “We traded ideas. We have such different personalities that is why we clicked. I envy his personality. I totally understood when Simon said go check out Jon Dorenbos, because it is something I have always wanted to do. I have wanted to communicate and, just by speaking, command such a crowd, so it’s been really good to meet him in person.” – Read more at Parade

Luke Bryan Adopts 18-Year-Old Senior Rescue Dog – Luke Bryan has a new member of his family! “I don’t know of a soul who doesn’t love a happy ending. Well, get ready for your Monday smile because this is as good as it gets!” they captioned sweet pics of the pup, an Aussie mix. “Poochie, the 18 year old who was surrendered to the pound when his family became allergic and whom we pulled was expected to be a forever hospice foster with Proverbs ( like many others in our care), but God had different plans.” – Read more at ETOnline

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