The 7th woman to win the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year award, Carrie Underwood has wow-ed the music industry ever since she was discovered. Her last album, Carnival Ride, rose to the charts, and fans have been waiting on a follow up album for quite some time now. The good news is that this country girl will ride again, with her third (yet untitled) album, which is to be released in November of this year. I will be among the first to get it!
She has done it! There IS life after BGT! There have been a lot of doubts as to whether Susan Boyle could take the pressure or not, but the news is that she has recorded her first song in the studio. Simon Cowell is Susan’s first and largest fan, I think; and I doubt that she could have made it this far without his support.
KISS front man Gene Simmons thinks that Adam’s admitting that he is gay “effectively stopped the handsome 20-something’s career in its tracks.” I think that Simmons just might be wrong. After all, this is a new era, and it’s not like everyone KNEW that Adam’s gay even before he admitted it! Some alpha males may be put off, but I am pretty sure that his being gay has not total ruined his career.
This summer, a benefit concert will be held by former Beatle Paul McCartney. He will grace the historic Piedmont Park in Atlanta on the 15th of August. Benefits will go to the upkeep and preservation of the park, which is being dwarfed by skyscrapers and other infrastructure.
Britney is taking her Circus to North America and she is taking a new opening act with her, namely Kristinia DeBarge and Ciara. How is this going to work out? We’ll hear about it pretty soon, I am sure.
Adam Lambert’s career is off to a good start. He was always a favorite back in the Idol days, and now, his album is set to be launched earlier than expected. His first single was also released Friday. Title “Want,” it has been receiving favorable reviews. This one’s someone to look out for.
What do you get when you put together ex-American Idol contestant Carly Smithson and the band Evanescence? A new band called The Fallen. The season 7 contender has teamed up with the band that gave us hits such as Immortal. It should be interesting to hear what they have to offer.
I was not really holding my breath, to be honest with you. But for those who are interested, Whitney Houston is coming out with a new album on September 1. It has not been titled yet, but if you are a fan, you should be beside yourself with excitement.
She is no one-hit wonder, this one. The not-so-frumpy 48-year-old Scottish woman gave another hit rendition of Memory, from the musical Cats, and was voted to the finals for it. Simon Cowell said she is one special lady, and that she is!
We fell in love with the crooner’s voice when she was with the Cranberries. This August, we will be treated to a second solo album. I can’t wait to get my hands on No Baggage, which is due to be released on the 25th of the said month.
He might still be in legal trouble (he has always been in the past decades anyway) but Michael Jackson is pushing through with rehearsals for his London concert. This one is going to be big, for sure, and the Kiing of Pop himself is making sure that he can deliver. If rumor is to be believed, he’s going to include some magic in this show. Fans, there’s still hope?!
Vanessa Williams is back, and she is one busy lady. She appears on the TV series Ugly Betty and on Hannah Montana. More than that, she is going back to her roots in June with the release of her new album. Titled “The Real Thing,” the music has some tinges of Latin. Should be good.
This Australian singer has battled the odds, and won. She is now set to take the North American continent by storm with her concert tour for the very first time. Fans are definitely clambering too get a piece of the action.
He’s got 6 Grammys to his name and he has gotten countless fans excited about his upcoming summer tour. It is set to start on June 27 and is to run through till Labor Day. He wants a “green tour,” and has teamed up with an environmental group in this regard. Be on the lookout for dates and stops.
I am sure that you have heard of Susan Boyle, the 47-year-old Scottish woman who made Simon Cowell and the rest of the judges of Britain’s Got Talent smile for real. She has since then become a singing sensation, capturing the attention of people all over the world. Now she’s got an invite to appear on Oprah!
Ethan Hawke recently wrote an article on Rolling Stone about how a certain country musician got into a fight with Kris Kristofferson during a tribute concert to Willie Nelson six years ago. He named other names except for Toby Keith. Yet the description of the singer who “had a monster hit about bombing America’s enemies back into the stone age” fit Toby Keith perfectly. Now, the country singer is livid with anger, saying that it is a big lie…maybe Ethan Hawke should make sure to stay away from him for a while.
After a long 7 years, the two surviving members of The Beatles came together in a performance, at a concert for meditation. The concert was dubbed Change Begins Within, and was meant to benefit the David Lynch Foundation.
Tim McGraw fans were surely disappointed not to see their favorite country music singer perform at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. According to reports, he had a major disagreement with the producers, prompting him to pull out of the show. He will still perform at the tribute concert for George Strait, though. I wonder what the disagreement was all about?
After 5 long years, Greenday fans finally have something concrete to look forward to. The news is that the band will be releasing their 8th studio album in May. The first single is Know Your Enemy, which will be aired in April. Looking forward to hearing it!