80s rock cover band singer from Michigan is ‘best we’ve ever had’ on ‘American Idol’
He’s the lead singer of a rock cover band from Metro Detroit who just wowed the “American Idol” judges with his audition of a Dokken song. “Currently, I’m fronting a band called “Wanted,” Peck said before his audition aired. Bryan proceeded to sing “Here I Go Again” and let Peck take over on the chorus where he once again was able to show off his powerful rock voice which has plenty of range. “Of all the rockers, he’s probably the best rock singer we’ve had,” added Bryan. He’s the nearest thing that we’ve had to potentially pull off the rock voice,” added Bryan.mlive.com
How to get Faster Horses Festival tickets in Michigan for Twain, Combs and more
Faster Horses Festival returns July 14-16, 2023 at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn Michigan. Get your 3-Day Pass to see Luke Bryan, Zac Brown Band, Shania Twain and many more from Stubhub, Vividseats, and Ticketmaster. The Faster Horses Festival, which began in 2013, celebrates its 10-year anniversary. Grab your tickets for Michigan International Speedway events at Stubhub, Vividseats and Ticketmaster. Brooklyn -- Friday July 14 to Sunday July 16 at Michigan International Speedwaymlive.com
Hawaiian teen brings 'American Idol' judges to tears with emotional 'Monsters' rendition
An 18-year-old high school student from Hawaii brought the "American Idol" judges to tears during the show’s Season 21 premiere on Sunday. Kahuku native Iam Tongi performed a captivating rendition of James Blunt’s “Monsters” that left both Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan wiping away tears by the end. Tongi dedicated the song to his late father, Rodney, who passed away just a few months prior after being diagnosed with stage 4 kidney disease.news.yahoo.com
Shania Twain, Luke Bryan, Zac Brown Band headline 2023 Faster Horses festival
BROOKLYN, MI - A star-studded lineup, highlighted by country music icons Luke Bryan, Shania Twain and Zac Brown Band, headlines the 2023 Faster Horses Musical Festival. Tickets for the three-day festival go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, on the Faster Horses website. Faster Horses denied media credentials to MLive for last summer’s event on the heels of the investigation. For more Faster Horses Festival coverage, click here. Then, a ‘freak accident’ claimed their lives at Faster Horses.mlive.com
CMA Awards 2022: Artists honor Loretta Lynn; Alan Jackson gets Lifetime Achievement Award
“I want to thank country music for making my dreams come true,” Combs said, dedicating the award to his wife and newborn child. Alan Jackson accepted the lifetime achievement award, recounting how a movie about Hank Williams inspired him to move to Nashville when he was flat broke. Chris Stapleton won male vocalist of the year, his sixth win in the category. “All the guys in this category deserve this award,” Stapleton said. Emerging country superstar Lainey Wilson was the leading nominee with six nods, taking home trophies for new artist and female vocalist.mlive.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
Country Thunder Arizonia 2023 will be headlined by Luke Bryan, Cody Johnson, Jon Pardi and Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan, Cody Johnson, Jon Pardi and Dierks Bentley will all headline Country Thunder Arizona 2023. Ashley McBryde and Parker McCollum are also among the performers at the festival.foxnews.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
Luke Bryan taking over a family farm in Michigan for a huge concert
FOWLERVILLE, MI - Country music superstar, Luke Bryan, and his crew will set up stages in the fields of six farms across the United States, including one in Michigan. Bryan’s “Farm Tour” 2022 will be at Kubiak Family Farms in Fowlerville on Saturday, September 17. It is my way of life and I know it is a way of life for so many. It is truly the highlight of my year for me and my whole team.”Bryan last brought his “Farm Tour” to Michigan in 2019 to Stafford Farms in Richland. Bryan’s 2022 “Farm Tour” schedule:mlive.com
Michigan nurse sings for prestigious ‘American Idol’ top 24: Did Jacob Moran make it?
LOS ANGELES - He blew away judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Ritchie at his first audition sending him to Hollywood Week. Did Jacob Moran sing his way into the “American Idol” season 20 finals? He made it to Hollywood Week in 2019, but was eliminated in round one. For tonight’s “Showstopper” round, Moran performed “Is That Alright” by Lady Gaga. You are in our top 24,” Luke Bryan revealed to Moran.mlive.com
Luke Bryan ‘not crazy about’ Michigan nurse’s ‘American Idol’ Hollywood Week performance
That’s what Michigan’s Jacob Moran wanted to get advice about from “American Idol” sixth season winner, Jordin Sparks, who was one of the mentors during tonight’s first round of Hollywood Week. The 28-year old nurse from Dansville, which is southeast of Lansing, made it to Hollywood Week in 2019, but was eliminated there. “To be honest, I have never learned how to conquer them,” Sparks told him. In the end, he, along with everyone on stage made it through to the next round which is duets week. ET in the second round of Hollywood Week.mlive.com
Luke Bryan, Katy Perry get salty over ‘American Idol’ prank
Just before Schyler Dixon was going to sing “My Church” by Maren Morris on “American Idol” on ABC Monday night, a stagehand came out and wiped down the piano. “Aggressive on the piano,” said judge Luke Bryan as the person randomly played keys on the instrument. As Dixon sang, “I’ve cursed on a Sunday, I’ve cheated and I’ve lied,” the judges could hear rustling sounds. Perry jumped up from her seat and grabbed the chips from the stagehand, who followed her back to her seat and took back the chips. Richie and Luke Bryan were not.mlive.com
Michigan nurse getting rare second chance on ‘American Idol’
He wowed judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie with his voice auditioning for “American Idol” in 2019. He then went to Hollywood for the next rounds and that was the last we saw of this Michigan nurse as the show never aired any of his Hollywood Week auditions. Three years later and 60 pounds lighter, 28-year old Jacob Moran is getting a rare second chance on the hit ABC reality singing competition. Moran says he’s much better prepared to make a run on the singing competition this time around. “I simply lost my voice in Hollywood Week.mlive.com
Katy Perry, Lionel Richie get in heated debate over Aretha Franklin’s granddaughter on ‘American Idol’
15-year old Grace is the daughter of Kecalf Cunningham, Aretha Franklin’s youngest of four sons. “You’re runs are really, really great. “The age and the voice has to all come together on the same path.”THE VOTESBryan voted no with Perry saying yes. He and Perry got into an argument over her as Richie was about to vote no. “I’m sure Aretha wasn’t aretha when she walked into the room, but somebody said yes, I want to work with you.mlive.com
“The 55th Annual CMA Awards” How to watch, performers, & nominees
The “55th Annual CMA Awards” air tonight at 8/7c on ABC. “The 55th Annual CMA Awards” will broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena tonight, November 10th, at 8/7c. Tune in tonight at 8/7c on ABC to watch “The 55th Annual CMA Awards.”Scroll down to check out the full list of performers, presenters, and nominees. Where to watch:You can stream “The 55th Annual CMA Awards” for free when you register for FuboTV (7-day free trial). The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast on NBC Television for the first time – making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network television.mlive.com
How to Watch “Backstage Pass: Countdown to the CMA Awards”
In this countdown to the Country Music Awards, enjoy a full week in the life of country music. Click here to watch a previewWhere to watch:You can watch the premiere of “Backstage Pass: Countdown to the CMA Awards.” for free when you register for FuboTV (7-day free trial). ‘Backstage Pass: Countdown to the CMA Awards’ premieres Monday at 10|9c on ABC.” -ABC NewsAbout The CMA Awards:Country Music superstar and “American Idol” judge Luke Bryan will host “The 55th Annual CMA Awards.” Country Music’s Biggest Night broadcasts LIVE from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville WEDNESDAY NOV 10 8/7c on ABC. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast for the first time – making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network television. ABC is the network home of the CMA Awards and CMA’s other two television properties, “CMA Fest” and “CMA Country Christmas.” Learn more about the CMA Awards at the official site.mlive.com
At least 27 test positive for COVID after Luke Bryan concert in Livingston County hayfield
LIVINGSTON COUNTY, MI - After nearly 20,000 gathered for a country music concert in a Livingston County hayfield on Sept. 18, health officials have confirmed at least 27 people tested positive for COVID-19,Other attendees of the outdoor concert near Fowlerville, where country singer Luke Bryan performed, may have been exposed, according to the Livingston County Health Department. Health officials aren’t aware of any COVID-19 requirements that might have been in place for attendees of the event. That includes mandated masking, or the requirement to show proof of vaccination or a negative test result to attend, Livingston County Health Department spokesperson Courtney Rynkiewicz said in an email. People with the virus may not display symptoms or they can appear two to 14 days after exposure, health officials said. Developers unveil plans for 2.2-mile ‘European-inspired’ race course, ‘garage condos’ in HowellWashtenaw County Health Department to offer Pfizer booster shots for eligible adultsmlive.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
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.
‘American Idol’ season premiere on ABC, Claudia Conway to audition, How to watch/livestream
HOW TO WATCH: LIVESTREAM via fubuTV by clicking here (free 7-day trial) at 8 p.m. on Sunday, February 14. “American Idol” conducted a nationwide search for the next big singers with auditions taking place across the United States. READ MORE: ‘American Idol’ judges love Michigan teen’s ‘extravagant’ jacket, but not his singing voiceOne of the “Idol” hopefuls is Claudia Conway. The 16-year old daughter of former White House Advisor Kellyanne Conway will sing in front of the judges this season. Again, you can watch live via fubuTV by clicking here (free 7-day trial) at 8 p.m. on Sunday, February 14.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!"
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.
ACM Awards brings live performances back to TV amid pandemic
This combination photo shows country singers, from left, Luke Bryan, Kane Brown and Mickey Guyton who will perform at this year's ACM Awards in Nashville. (AP Photo)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – At the Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday, there won’t be fake fans, canned applause or pre-taped acceptance speeches. After a five-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, the awards show wants to bring the live television experience back again. The 55th annual ACM Awards, normally held in April in Las Vegas, were delayed this year and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, for the first time. “I don’t know if it’s gonna look like an NFL Draft night when we hand out the awards,” Urban said laughing.
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.
Miranda Lambert leads CMA noms, Luke Combs' streak continues
The CMAs announced Tuesday that Lambert earned seven nominations. She's followed by Luke Combs, who continues his streak of success as one of country musics biggest streaming artists with six nominations, including his first for entertainer of the year. Combs earned his first all-genre No. Carrie Underwood joins Combs and Lambert in the entertainer of the year category, along with Keith Urban and Eric Church. Other top nominees include Maren Morris, who scored five nominations including song and single of the year for her love song, The Bones."
Apple Music launching shows with Snoop Dogg, Shania Twain
NEW YORK Apple Music is launching several new radio shows hosted by A-list musical acts, including Snoop Dogg, Shania Twain and Carrie Underwood. The streaming service announced that it will debut two new radio stations Tuesday: Apple Music Hits, focused on popular songs of the 80s, 90s and 2000s, as well as Apple Music Country, dedicated to the country music genre. Both channels will have daily on-air hosts but will also include several shows hosted by well-known musicians. Apple Music Hits will include shows hosted by Snoop Dogg, Twain, Alanis Morissette, Backstreet Boys, Meghan Trainor, Ciara, blink-182s Mark Hoppus and Huey Lewis. Apple Music also announced Tuesday that its popular Beats 1 radio station featuring shows hosted by Billie Eilish, Elton John and Lil Wayne will be renamed to Apple Music 1.
New this week: Luke Bryan, Jeff Foxworthy and 2 Seth Rogens
This cover image released by Capitol Records Nashville shows "Born Here Live Here Die Here" by Luke Bryan, out on Friday. If you want to keep the warm feelings going, the good-natured Peanut Butter Falcon hits Amazon Video on Thursday as well. AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSICCountry superstar Luke Bryan is looking to his roots on his seventh album. From the safety of his Georgia homes man cave, Foxworthy visits everyday people to check out their potentially valuable heirlooms, pop-culture keepsakes and such. AP Television Writer Lynn Elber___Catch up on APs entertainment coverage here: https://apnews.com/apf-entertainmen t.