Last-minute Carrie Underwood tickets at Little Caesars Arena going for under $50
DETROIT - One of the most decorated country music artists in recent history is in Michigan for a big concert tonight and last-minute tickets are going for under $50. Carrie Underwood will be at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit with opener Jimmie Allen. “I’m thrilled to be hitting the road again with “The Denim & Rhinestones Tour,” said Underwood. “I’m excited to bring the new music of Denim & Rhinestones to life on tour, as well as put new spins on familiar favorites. We’ve been working hard already preparing an amazing show, and I can’t wait to see everyone on the road.”Underwood said she will return to her Las Vegas residency at Resorts World Las Vegas when this tour wraps up in June.mlive.com
Carrie Underwood says she works out 'to be strong,' no longer focuses on being 'a certain size'
Country singer Carrie Underwood discussed her recent shift in perspective when it comes to working out, saying she now does it to stay strong and have more energy, not to fit into a certain size.foxnews.com
How to Watch the 56th Annual CMA Awards for free
The Country Music Association Awards broadcast tonight at 8/7c on ABC. Stream the 56th annual ceremony for free when you register for FuboTV and DIRECTV Stream. Hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning, this year’s CMA Awards will recognize excellence throughout the country music genre, honoring those who have swept the fanbase with impressive vocals, sold out shows, well-produced videos, and more. Dedicated to spreading their love for country music around the United States and the world, the Country Music Association hosts their annual awards ceremony to uplift the artists who represent their organization. Watch the 56th Annual CMA Awards tonight at 8/7c on ABC.mlive.com
CMA Fest: performers, how to watch, & more
Stream CMA Fest for free with DIRECTV Stream and FuboTV. Hosted by Dierks Bentley and Elle King, the annual CMA Fest will celebrate country music in style. Filmed at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee in June, CMA Fest will air tonight at 8pm on ABC. Additional performers include Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Russell Dickerson, Parker McCollum, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood. Stream CMA Fest 2022 tonight at 8/7c.mlive.com
How to Watch “American Idol” season 20 finale
Who will be crowned the next American Idol? Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, American Idol invites aspiring musical artists to audition for the chance to showcase their voices in a fan-voted competition culminating in $250,000 and a recording contract for the winner. Where to watch:You can stream the American Idol season 20 finale for free when you register for FuboTV (free trial). About the finale, from ABC:Season 20 of ‘American Idol’ concludes in epic fashion with the Top 3 each hitting the Idol stage in hopes of securing America’s vote, including one round dedicated to ‘The Boss,’ Bruce Springsteen. In the end, one winner will be crowned the next American Idol.mlive.com
Carrie Underwood to perform in Grand Rapids in 2022, Detroit in 2023
Carrie Underwood has just announced a huge concert tour with two stops in Michigan. Grand Rapids will be later this year and Detroit will be early next year. The Grand Rapids concert will be three nights after the first tour date at Van Andel Arena on Tuesday, October 18. Her Detroit concert is scheduled for Sunday, February 26, 2023 at Little Caesars Arena. RELATED: All of Pine Knob’s 2022 scheduled concerts for its 50th anniversary seasonJimmie Allen will open for Underwood on the tour.mlive.com
2022 CMT Music Awards: performers, nominees & how to watch
The 2022 CMT Music Awards air tonight at 8/7c on CBS. Tonight, live from Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium, Anthony Mackie will take the stage to host this year’s CMT Music Awards. Chris Stapleton - “Hold On (from 2021 CMT Music Awards)”Kane Brown - “Three Wooden Crosses (from 2021 CMT Artists of the Year)”Kelsea Ballerini feat. Paul Klein of LANY - “I Quit Drinking (from 2021 CMT Music Awards)”Mickey Guyton feat. Gladys Knight & BRELAND - “Friendship Train (from 2021 CMT Music Awards)”Nelly feat.mlive.com
How to Watch the 2022 CMT Music Awards Nominee Special
The 2022 CMT Music Awards air Monday, April 11th. Tonight at 9pm on CMT, join some of the event’s top nominees as they fight for your votes. Tomorrow, live from Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium, Anthony Mackie and Kelsea Ballerini will host this year’s fun-filled celebration of country music. Including performances from Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, Breland, and more, the ceremony will honor iconic moments and beloved new music. Where to watch:CMT Music Awards Performers:mlive.com
Country star Kane Brown leads nominees for CMT Music Awards
Kane Brown is the leading nominee for the 2022 CMT Music Awards, which celebrates the best in country music videos. Brown's four nominations for the fan-voted awards show, airing live from Nashville on CBS April 11, include the top honor of video of the year along with male video of the year, both for his hit “One Mississippi,” CMT announced Wednesday. Kelsea Ballerini, who co-hosted the show with Brown last year and will do the same this year with actor Anthony Mackie, is nominated for three awards including video of the year.news.yahoo.com
The Rock and Halle Berry Give the Super Bowl a Big, Bizarre Hollywood Opening
Rob Carr/GettyAs everyone knows, the Super Bowl is the biggest event in Hollywood—er, I mean sports.The gradual evolution of the championship game into a night-long bonanza of showbiz spectacle reached its inevitable apex Sunday night with a Super Bowl that took place in Los Angeles, allowing the lines between sporting event and entertainment to finally blur completely.Fittingly, the official telecast on NBC kicked off with an homage to Hollywood, with Halle Berry welcoming the TV audience to thnews.yahoo.com
2021 American Music Awards: BTS take home artist of the year honors
Underwood won for favorite inspirational artist and favorite female country artist and Doja Cat also won two other awards: favorite female R&B artist and her “Planet Her” was named favorite R&B album. Luke Bryan was named favorite country artist and Bad Bunny was the favorite male Latin artist. The Weeknd was crowned favorite male R&B artist and Drake won the favorite male hip-hop artist. Gabby Barrett took home the favorite country album for “Goldmine” and favorite country song for “The Good Ones.”For the older viewers, New Edition and New Kids on the Block performed together. Later her song “Up” was named favorite hip-hop song.mlive.com
Chris Stapleton takes 6 trophies at 2021 CMA Awards, Luke Combs wins top prize
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Stapleton was the big winner with six trophies and Luke Combs won the biggest prize with entertainer of the year at the 55th annual Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday night. Stapleton won song of the year and single of the year for “Starting Over” and took album of the year for his record of the same name. “I want to thank my father who’s no longer with us for introducing me to country music,” Allen said. In winning album of the year, Stapleton beat nominees including Morgan Wallen, who was caught earlier this year yelling a racial slur. The CMA Board of Directors disqualified Wallen from individual awards, but he could still win for his work.mlive.com
Facebook oversight board slams tech giant for withholding information about XCheck
A Facebook oversight board has accused the company of shielding high-profile users from the enforcement of content moderation rules. CBS News technology reporter Dan Patterson joins CBSN's Lana Zak to explain.news.yahoo.com
2021 CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood wins; Gladys Knight, H.E.R. perform
Though Underwood owned part of the night — she also performed with rock band NEEDTOBREATHE — other female stars, some outside of country music, took over the awards show honoring the year’s best country music videos. The legendary Gladys Knight won over audience members — not wearing masks — during a performance of “Friendship Train” with Mickey Guyton. Martell had a country hit with the song “Color Me Country” 50 years ago, and she had other songs reach the charts, but she dealt with major hardships. Hosts Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini also performed onstage and won awards. CMT performance of the year went to Ballerini and Halsey’s “The Other Girl” from the 2020 CMT Music Awards.mlive.com
2021 Academy of Country Music Awards: Luke Bryan wins top award, but female acts own the night
NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood brought the Academy of Country Music Awards to church. Though female country stars didn’t compete for the night’s top prize – Luke Bryan was named entertainer of the year – they owned Sunday’s ACM Awards. “Really just happy to be in a category with women that were not able to tour this year, but brought so much heat to the game to country music this year. A teary-eyed Morris won song of the year for her Grammy-nominated hit “The Bones,” which topped the country music charts for months last year. McBride correctly announced “I Hope You’re Happy Now” though “I Hope” by Gabby Barrett appeared on the TV screen.mlive.com
"Sunday Morning" Full Episode 4/4
Hosted by Tracy Smith. In our cover story, Susan Spencer talks with experts on why conflicts arise, and in what ways conflict can be good and productive. Plus: Tracy Smith talks with Hunter Biden about his new memoir, "Beautiful Things"; singer Carrie Underwood discusses her new album of gospel standards, "My Savior," with Michelle Miller; Lesley Stahl interviews retiring Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron; Elizabeth Palmer explores the lore of opulent Fabergé eggs; Conor Knighton checks out vaccination efforts for rabbits against a fatal virus; and Seth Doane examines the resurrection of sacred music from Renaissance-era Florence, unheard in more than 400 years.cbsnews.com
Carrie Underwood's gospel gifts
On Easter Sunday country star Carrie Underwood will be performing a virtual live concert of gospel music on the stage of Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, streamed on her Facebook channel. Underwood talks with correspondent Michelle Miller about performing at the "Mother Church of Country Music," and about recording her first gospel album, "My Savior," on which she sings beloved Christian hymnal standards.cbsnews.com
Carrie Underwood's faith shines through on church hymns
FILE - Carrie Underwood attends the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington on Dec. 8, 2019. Underwood released her first album of gospel music called My Savior, on Friday, March 26. Now she's releasing her first album of gospel music called “My Savior" on Friday, just in time for Easter. It’s about the smaller thing, the thing that’s inside of me." Gospel icon CeCe Winans joins Underwood on "Great Is Thy Faithfulness” with vocal runs that soar to the heavens.
New this Week: 'Tina,' 'Runaway Bunny' & 'City on a Hill'
This combination of photos shows key art for "The Runaway Bunny," premiering March 25 on HBO Max, left, "Tina," a documentary about Tina Turner premiering March 27 on HBO Max, center, and "City on a Hill," a new series premiering March 28 on Showtime. He has grasped, at least for a proud man like Anthony, how one’s ego keeps fighting a battle it doesn’t know is already lost.”Ad— In Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin's revealing documentary “Tina,” Tina Turner surveys her tumultuous and extraordinary life. The film, which debuts Saturday on HBO and HBO Max, includes intimate interviews with the 81-year-old “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll," along with previously unseen footage, audio tapes and personal photos. The piercing Romanian documentary “Collective” was nominated for both best documentary and best international film — something only one previous film ( "Honeyland," in 2020) — has ever managed to do. Ad— AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Carrie Underwood’s upcoming album features gospel hymns important to the "American Idol" winner.
New this week: 'Justice League,' 'Country Comfort' & scandal
This combination of photos shows promotional art for the Netflix series Country Comfort, debuting on Friday, left, "Zack Snyders Justice League," premiering March 18, center, and Operation Varsity Blues, a documentary about the college admissions scandal, premiering March 17 on Netflix. (Netflix/HBO Max/Netflix via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Four years after “Justice League” underwhelmed both critics and audiences, filmmaker Zack Snyder has come back to finish what he started. — Loretta Lynn’s new album is a celebration of women in country music and it features collaborations with Tanya Tucker, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Margo Price. — Katherine McPhee, of TV’s “American Idol” and “Smash,” plays an aspiring country singer, Bailey, who’s suffered career and personal setbacks in the Netflix series “Country Comfort,” debuting Friday.
Maren Morris, Chris Stapleton lead ACM Awards nominations
Morris and Stapleton lead the nominations for this year's Academy of Country Music Awards. The academy announced on Friday that Morris and Stapleton both had six nominations ahead of the April 18 awards show, which will air on CBS from Nashville, Tennessee. (AP Photo)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton are the leading nominees for the Academy of Country Music Awards, but only Stapleton joined the all-male ballot for the top prize of entertainer of the year. The academy announced on Friday that Morris and Stapleton both had six nominations ahead of the April 18 awards show, which will air on CBS from Nashville, Tennessee. AdMiranda Lambert, who is already the most nominated artist in ACM history, stretched her streak with five nominations.
ACM Awards show returns to Nashville venues in April
FILE - This April 7, 2019 file photo shows host Reba McEntire on stage at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The Academy of Country Music Awards is coming back to Nashville in April for a second time to hold its awards show at three different venues. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Academy of Country Music Awards is coming back to Nashville for a second time to hold its awards show at three different venues. The awards show, which is normally held in Las Vegas in April, used the same Nashville locations when the coronavirus pandemic delayed their show to last September. The show was held in Nashville for the first time last year without a live audience.
Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 5,862 new COVID-19 cases and 97 more deaths reported; Chicago’s public health commissioner says some at-risk older citizens could get vaccines next week
Actress Drew Barrymore and singer Carrie Underwood each donated $5,000 to Lurie Children’s Hospital after being inspired by 7-year-old Chicago girl Hayley Orlinsky, who has raised more than $27,000 for the hospital by selling homemade bracelets. The bracelets will be included in swag bags for the upcoming Grammy Awards, Hayley said. Barrymore interviewed Hayley via Zoom on Tuesday’s episode of “The Drew Barrymore Show” before surprising her with a virtual visit from Underwood, one of her favorite singers. “The Drew Barrymore Show” airs at 2 p.m. weekdays on WBBM-Ch.chicagotribune.com
Carrie Underwood signs equity deal with sports drink maker Bodyarmor
Bodyarmor announced on Monday that seven-time Grammy award winning singer Carrie Underwood will be its first celebrity endorser as the sports drink maker looks to broaden its appeal. As part of the deal, Underwood will get an undisclosed equity stake in the company and will appear alongside James Harden in Bodyarmor Lyte's first-ever television campaign, debuting Monday during "The Bachelor." "I have spent probably the past 15 years working on myself and falling more and more in love with health and fitness," Underwood told CNBC. The late Kobe Bryant was one of the original investors in Bodyarmor and was instrumental in taking the brand mainstream. Underwood said one of the things that was attractive about this deal is the fact that she was offered an equity stake in Bodyarmor.cnbc.com
A record 39 holiday songs dominate Billboard Hot 100 chart
(Apple TV+ via AP)NEW YORK – Tis the season to be jolly: A record 39 holiday songs have dominated this week's Billboard Hot 100 chart, including nine holiday tunes in the Top 10. Other holiday songs in the Top 10 include Dean Martin's “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” at No. Some acts have multiple holiday songs on the chart, including Bing Crosby, Kelly Clarkson, Michael Bublé, Perry Como and Carrie Underwood. Here's a full list of the 39 holiday songs on this week's Billboard Hot 100 chart:— No. 8, Dean Martin, “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow”— No.
Holiday movies, music specials arrive to light a bleak year
(NBC/Apple/HBO Max/Netflix/Disney + via AP)LOS ANGELES – Bring on the sentimental holiday rom-coms, the chorus of Christmas music specials and the nostalgia of last century’s animated charmers. HOLIDAY HARMONY— “My Gift: A Christmas Special From Carrie Underwood,” now streaming on HBO Max. — “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special,” Dec. 4, Apple TV+. Music, dancing, animation and surprise guest stars help create what the streaming service promises to be a heartwarming journey with the pop star. Dolly Parton sings hymns, holiday pop classics and tunes from her new album, and shares personal and faith-based Christmas memories.
New this week: Selena series, 'Shameless' and Shawn Mendes
Because live shows aren’t really a thing in 2020, she’s launching a holiday TV special on Apple TV+ on Friday. “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special” will includes a mix of musical performances and dancing with amination. — Shawn Mendes released his debut album in 2015 and he’s dropping his fourth effort Friday. Along with the album is the Netflix documentary called “Shawn Mendes: In Wonder,” which is available for streaming and follows Mendes’ rise and journey over the last few years. — Christmas came early when Carrie Underwood released her first holiday album in September, and on Thursday she’ll debut a musical TV special to accompany the album.
2020 CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood picks up more hardware as Jennifer Nettles honored
Jennifer Nettles was honored for her advocacy for women and in bringing diverse voices to the airwaves and Carrie Underwood picked up two more trophies to add to what was already the largest collection of CMT Music Award wins on Wednesday. Already the most decorated artist in the history of the awards, Underwood won overall Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year for “Drinking Alone.”Gwen Stefani won her first CMT Music Award for a duet with partner Blake Shelton. Nettles received the inaugural Equal Play Award. “Thank you to all the fans and especially my artists, my sisters out there who continue to burn the holy fire,” Nettles said in accepting the honor. “I am so proud to be a part of this legacy of women in country music with you.”Check out some of the performances from the night.mlive.com
Carrie Underwood named top artist at CMT Music Awards
In this video image provided by CMT, Carrie Underwood accepts the female of the year award for Drinking Alone during the Country Music Television awards airing on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (CMT via AP)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Carrie Underwood already had the most CMT Music Awards of any artist, but she'll need to make more room on her shelf. The superstar picked up two more trophies for video of the year and female video of the year in a remotely shot awards show. "I am so proud to be a part of this legacy of women in country music with you. Singer Granger Smith won for his on-the-nose music video called “Don't Cough On Me!"
Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker take over as CMA Awards hosts
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country stars Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker are promising laughs and good music when they co-host this year's CMA Awards in November. McEntire, a Country Music Hall of Famer and veteran host of country music awards shows, returns after hosting last year with Carrie Underwood and Dolly Parton. Pride was the first Black country artist to co-host the awards show, in 1975 with Glen Campbell. And to be here 14 years later hosting with Reba freaking McEntire? Although the pandemic may change some behind-the-scenes production, McEntire promised she would keep up her awards show tradition of multiple outfit changes throughout the broadcast.
Shania Twain reflects on breakout album that changed country
FILE - Shania Twain appears during a portrait session in New York on June 14, 2019. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The record that turned Shania Twain from a struggling singer-songwriter from Canada into a global superstar also changed country music for years to come. But her life changed after “The Woman in Me,” her Grammy-winning second album released in February 1995, which was the best-selling release by a woman in country music at the time. But she was also taking a risk as a country artist to be so forward with her sexuality and her classic supermodel looks. Despite taking a long break from recording between 2002’s “Up!” and 2017’s “Now,” Twain is still the best-selling female country artist, according to the Recording Industry of America.
Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs top CMT noms
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett top the 2020 CMT Music Awards nominations with three each. In nominations announced Wednesday for the pandemic-delayed show, 14 videos are vying for the top prize of video of the year. The fan-voted show will air on CMT and other networks on Oct. 21 with outdoor performances. The Highwomen, a group made up of Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires, also got their first nomination for group video. Electronic producer and DJ Marshmello also earned a nomination in collaborative video for the crossover hit “One Thing Right" with Kane Brown.
5 Things to Know for Today
FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2020, photo Attorney General William Barr participates in a roll call with police officers from the Kansas City Police Department in Kansas City, Mo. In a private conference call this week with his U.S. attorneys nationwide, Attorney General William Barr said he wanted prosecutors to be aggressive in charging demonstrators who cause violence. (AP Photo/Mike Balsamo, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. QUESTIONS RISE OVER INDIA’S DEATH TOLL Experts say its death toll of only 83,000 in a country of 1.3 billion people is likely an undercount, raising questions about the way it counts fatalities from COVID-19. ACM AWARDS TAKE SURPRISING TWIST Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett tie for entertainer of the year, the first time the top prize has been split between two artists.
Country's night to party sobers up amid pandemic
This combination photo shows, from left, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood, nominees for entertainer of the year at the 55th ACM Awards. (AP Photo)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In a pre-pandemic world, the Academy of Country Music Awards advertised itself as country music’s night to party with gambling, after-parties and a Las Vegas-style attitude. This year the red carpet, crowds and gambling are all r eplaced with COVID-19 tests, temperature checks and face masks. Swift, who makes her first return to the ACM stage in seven years, was the last female artist to win ACM entertainer of the year in 2011. “I certainly believe that she’s been an entertainer of all entertainers and brought so much grace and class and elegance to country music,” said Bryan.
New this week: Alicia Keys, 'Filthy Rich' and the Emmys
This cover image released by RCA Records shows "Alicia" the latest release by Alicia Keys. The album, out Friday, features several guest stars, including Jill Scott, Miguel, Khalid, Snoh Aalegra, Sampha, Diamond Platnumz and Ed Sheeran, who co-wrote the single Underdog. (RCA Records via AP)
New this week: Alicia Keys, 'Filthy Rich' and the Emmys
This cover image released by RCA Records shows "Alicia" the latest release by Alicia Keys. The album, out Friday, features several guest stars, including Jill Scott, Miguel, Khalid, Snoh Aalegra, Sampha, Diamond Platnumz and Ed Sheeran, who co-wrote the single Underdog. (RCA Records via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. It lands on HBO and HBO Max on Saturday at 8 p.m.— AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Piano-playing pop star Alicia Keys is putting out her seventh album on Friday. — Kim Cattrall is at the center of Fox’s “Filthy Rich,” a prime-time soap opera loaded with money and betrayal that debuts 9 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 21.
Taylor Swift returns to ACM Awards for "Folklore" premiere
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country-turned-pop star Taylor Swift is coming back to her roots with a performance at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards. The nine-time ACM award winner will perform from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee, where the awards show will be broadcast Wednesday on CBS. Swift will perform “betty” from her new album “Folklore,” which has held the top spot on for six weeks on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. 6 on Billboard's Hot Country song chart. This marks the first time in seven years that the two-time ACM entertainer of the year has performed at this awards show and will be her world premiere performance for any song from her “Folklore” album.