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Apr 16

After scoring hit with Florida Georgia Line, The Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean is going country

Francis Specker/CBSThe Backstreet Boys‘ AJ McLean wants it the country way. In an interview with Billboard at Sunday night’s Academy of Country Music Awards, AJ revealed he’s making a country album but, as he puts it, “I’m coming in to disrupt country.  I wanna come in and shake things up.”  AJ says he got the …

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Apr 09

Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood support each other on Twitter

Vincent Peters/ABC/Image Group LAWho’s the most iconic American Idol winner — Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood?  The answer is, don’t even ask that question unless you want to annoy both of them. After a Twitter feed called The Tylt tweeted out that exact question and asked fans to vote, Kelly replied, “I think we’re both …

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Apr 01

Taylor Swift surprises fans, shoots whiskey at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe

John Shearer/Getty Images for 13 ManagementTaylor Swift may be gearing up for a stadium tour, but on Saturday night, she made an unannounced appearance at a tiny venue in the city where she got her start: Nashville As The Tennessean reports, a crowd of about 40 people were shocked when songwriter Craig Wiseman, the top-billed …

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Mar 25

Puppies, picture booths and a ’59 Jaguar: Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd get hitched

ABC/Image Group LAMaren Morris and Ryan Hurd are now husband and wife, after officially tying the knot during a Saturday ceremony. While the two haven’t shared a ton of details about the wedding so far, the two kept their fans in the loop via a steady stream of details via social media. Maren’s Instagram stories …

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Mar 20

Luke Bryan defends Katy Perry’s “American Idol” kiss: “Our hearts are in the right place”

ABC/Mark LevineAfter the premiere of American Idol last week, some viewers were in an uproar over the fact that judge Katy Perry kissed contestant Ben Glaze on the lips after he said he’d never been smooched.  Now, fellow judge Luke Bryan is defending Katy, saying she’s just trying to “make fun TV.” Glaze told several …

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Mar 12

Welcome back, “American Idol”: Luke, Katy & Lionel find talent in four cities

ABC/Eric LiebowitzAmerican Idol is back to sing another day. The show’s two-hour premiere Sunday night on its new network, ABC, showed a kinder, gentler side of the singing competition, which previously ran for 15 seasons on Fox. Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan are at the judges’ table this time around and fortunately — …

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Jan 29

Which Grammy-winner from Sunday night played the first sound you hear on Justin Timberlake’s album?

RCA RecordsOn Friday, Justin Timberlake released “Say Something,” a duet with his pal, country star Chris Stapleton, from his upcoming album Man of the Woods.  But it turns out that Chris, who won three Grammy Awards on Sunday night, did a lot more on the album than just co-write and sing on that one song. …

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Jan 28

Grammys 2018 Winners’ List: Bruno Mars goes six for six

The Recording AcademyDespite going into the Grammys with eight nominations, JAY Z was completely shut out.  The big winner was Bruno Mars, who won six of the six Grammys he was nominated for.  Kendrick Lamar won four out of the seven Grammys he was nominated for.  Here are the winners: Record of the Year“24K Magic” …

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Jan 28

Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar are big winners in pre-telecast Grammy ceremony

The Recording AcademyThere are 84 Grammy categories, which is why most of the awards are handed out in a pre-telecast ceremony.  Bruno Mars, who went into the night with six nominations, is emerging as a big winner, having scored three Grammys already, included Best R&B Album for 24K Magic.  Kendrick Lamar, who went into the …

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Dec 08

Gwen Stefani defends Blake Shelton’s title as “People”‘s Sexiest Man Alive

John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCFor all the haters who didn’t think Blake Shelton deserved People’s Sexiest Man Alive title, Gwen Stefani is here to defend why he did. During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday, Gwen confirmed she was the one who convinced her country singer beau to accept the magazine’s honor. “I …

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