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Nov 04

Too soon to call presidential race, young voters turned out less than expected

iStock/simon2579 Election Day has turned to night as polls across the country closed with some municipalities announcing they will resume tabulating Wednesday morning. In the early hours of Wednesday morning, former Vice President Joe Biden briefly addressed the nation from Wilmington, Delaware, projecting confidence in the race and called for patience as the nation tabulates a record number of mail-in …

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Nov 02

Taraji P. Henson to host 2020 American Music Awards

ABC/Sami DrasinAcclaimed actress Taraji P. Henson has been announced as the host of the 2020 American Music Awards, which will air Sunday, Nov. 22 from 8 to 11 p.m. ET on ABC. “The AMAs brings together the music community to celebrate what really drives all artists — the fans. I’m proud to take the stage as this year’s …

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Oct 09

Maren Morris teams with Verizon for multi-city virtual tour: “It has been far too long”

Courtesy VerizonMaren Morris is one of the many artists who had to cancel a big tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but now she’s partnering with Verizon to bring her music to fans live via a “virtual tour.” Maren is part of a series of events organized by Verizon that feature an all-female lineup, which …

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Sep 14

Taylor Swift to return to the ACM stage for the first time in nearly a decade to perform “Betty”

Kevin Kane/WireImageTaylor Swift‘s music has evolved so much since she first burst into the spotlight with the 2006 debut single “Tim McGraw” and, come Wednesday, she’ll pay homage to her roots at the Academy of Country Music Awards. For the first time in seven years, Swift, 30, will give her first performance at the country awards show.  She’ll grace the …

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Aug 19

Katy, Lionel and Luke are back for a fourth season of American Idol on ABC

ABC/Eric McCandlessThe American Idol judges’ panel is staying the same. Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan are all returning for a fourth season of the reality competition show on ABC.  Ryan Seacrest will also return as host. In a statement, Karey Burke, the president of ABC Entertainment, said, referring to last season’s remote episodes, …

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Aug 17

Gabby Barrett and Cade Foehner expecting a daughter

ABC/Image Group LAGabby Barrett and husband Cade Foehner are expecting their first child.  The couple, who met as contestants on season 16 of American Idol in 2018, disclosed to People that they’re expecting a daughter in early 2021. They found out the news while visiting Cade’s family in Texas in May. Gabby reveals she was shocked when she saw the two pink lines …

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Aug 06

Maren Morris’ Heroes Fund makes donation to local Tennessee high school band program

ABC/Image Group LASince she established her Heroes Fund charity in 2017, Maren Morris has been allocating a portion of the proceeds of her “Meet and Greet” packages to support of music education and fine arts programs in public schools. Now, the Heroes Fund, in partnership with the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, has donated $70,000 …

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Jul 31

Dan + Shay defy gravity in dizzying “I Should Probably Go to Bed” video

Warner Music NashvilleHot on the heels of their new single’s release on Friday, Dan + Shay dropped a gravity-defying video to match the dazzling vocal acrobatics of “I Should Probably Go to Bed.” The clip begins inside an old mansion filled with vintage appliances and a recurring aesthetic theme of red and yellow. Bandmates Dan …

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Jul 31

‘American Idol’ auditions go virtual with “Idol Across America” August 10

Courtesy ABCSince filling hotel ballrooms or stadiums with screaming — and singing — hopefuls is no longer an option amid the COVID-19 pandemic, American Idol is taking its auditions on the road virtually for the spring 2021 edition of the show. Starting August 10, the show will kick off its “Idol Across America” remote auditions, …

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Jul 27

Dan + Shay admit “I Should Probably Go to Bed” with new song title

ABC/Mark LevineDan + Shay have unveiled the name of their upcoming song. Hours after the duo teased on Twitter that a new song was coming later this week — teasing fans with the hashtag #ISPGTB and asking for guesses as to what it stands for — Dan + Shay answered the question by sharing that the title is …

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