Stagecoach: Watch Axl Rose join Carrie Underwood to perform Guns N’ Roses classics
Underwood and Rose Indio, CA - April 30: Guns n Roses lead singer Axl Rose makes a surprise appearance with Saturdays headliner Carrie Underwood to sing a pair of the groups famous songs on the Mane Stage during the second day of the three-day Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio Saturday, April 30, 2022. It is the first Stagecoach since 2019 due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)INDIO, Calif. — Carrie Underwood was definitely a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n roll during her Stagecoach Festival set Saturday night in Indio, California. It is the first Stagecoach since 2019 due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean win big at CMT Music Awards
2022 CMT Music Awards - Show Jason Aldean, left, and Carrie Underwood accept the award for video of the year for "If I Didn't Love You" at the CMT Music Awards on Monday, April 11, 2022, at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) (Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tennessee — (AP) — Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean were the big winners, the Judds reunited, and Kelsea Ballerini turned a tough break into a one-woman house party at Monday night's CMT music awards. Underwood and Aldean won video of the year and collaborative video of the year for their duet “If I Didn't Love You” on the show that uses fan votes to honor the best in country music videos. "This one’s all about the fans man," Underwood said as she accepted the belt-buckle CMT trophy for video of the year, a record 25th win for her. Miranda Lambert won her eighth CMT award, for female video of the year, for “If I Was a Cowboy,” which she also performed. ___This story has been corrected to show that Underwood has won 25 CMT awards.wftv.com
2022 CMT Music Awards: See the complete winners list
2022 CMT Music Awards - Show Jason Aldean, left, and Carrie Underwood accept the award for collaborative video of the year for "If I Didn't Love You" at the CMT Music Awards on Monday, April 11, 2022, at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) (Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country music’s biggest stars descended upon the Nashville Municipal Auditorium for the 2022 CMT Music Awards on Monday night, honoring the best in country music videos. & Chris Stapleton: “Hold On” (from 2021 CMT Music Awards)Kane Brown: “Three Wooden Crosses” (from CMT Artist of the Year)Kelsea Ballerini & Paul Klein: “I Quit Drinking” (from 2021 CMT Music Awards)Mickey Guyton feat. Gladys Knight & Breland: “Friendship Train” (from 2021 CMT Music Awards)Nelly feat. The CMT Digital-First Performance of the Year goes to @codyjohnson for "Dear Rodeo" (from CMT Campfire Sessions)! I Feel Like a Woman!”Taylor Swift, “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” – WINNERExpand Autoplay Image 1 of 41 2022 CMT Music Awards red carpet LeAnn Rimes arrives at the CMT Music Awards on Monday, April 11, 2022, at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/John Amis) (John Amis/AP)©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Kelsea Ballerini to host CMT Music Awards from home
Music-CMT Music Awards FILE - Kelsea Ballerini arrives at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn., on June 9, 2021. Ballerini will be co-hosting the CMT Music Awards from home after she tested positive for COVID-19 days before the awards show. Ballerini and actor Anthony Mackie were set to host the Monday night awards show airing on CBS. (AP Photo/John Amis, File) (John Amis)NASHVILLE, Tennessee — (AP) — Country star Kelsea Ballerini is making a last-minute pivot to co-hosting the CMT Music Awards remotely after testing positive for COVID-19 days before the show. The Judds are also reuniting at the CMT Music Awards for their first major awards show performance in over two decades.wftv.com
Country star Kane Brown leads nominees for CMT Music Awards
Music-CMT Awards FILE - Kane Brown appears at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn., on June 9, 2021. Brown is the leading nominee for the 2022 CMT Music Awards, which celebrates the best in country music videos. (AP Photo/John Amis, File) (John Amis)NASHVILLE, Tenn. — (AP) — Kane Brown is the leading nominee for the 2022 CMT Music Awards, which celebrates the best in country music videos. Mickey Guyton, Breland and Cody Johnson are each triple nominees. Online fan voting for the CMT awards, which will also livestream on Paramount+, begins Thursday and runs through April 11.wftv.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
2022 Academy of Country Music Awards: See the complete winners list
57th ACM Awards - Show Miranda Lambert appears onscreen accepting the award for entertainer of the year remotely at the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards on Monday, March 7, 2022, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) (John Locher)LAS VEGAS — Country music’s biggest stars shone brightly during the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards, presented Monday night at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. A few of the night’s biggest surprises included Miranda Lambert walked away with the entertainer of the year and Pearce taking female artist of the year, Variety reported. See the complete list of categories and nominees below, with winners noted in bold and italics. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison) (Eric Jamison/AP)©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.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
Hitmakers BTS stamp their authority on American Music Awards
2021 American Music Awards - Press Room BTS poses in the press room with the awards for favorite pop duo or group, favorite pop song for “Butter,” and artist of the year at the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 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. 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.wftv.com
Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Luke Combs to play CMA stage
Music-CMA Awards Carrie Underwood performs at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn., on May 5, 2021, left, and Jason Aldean performs at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 7, 2019. Underwood and Aldean will perform together at the CMA Awards on Nov. 10. (AP Photo) (Uncredited)NASHVILLE, Tenn. — (AP) — The CMA Awards will be a night of all-star collaborations between Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean, Kane Brown and Chris Young, and Mickey Guyton with Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards. Underwood and Aldean will perform their current hit “If I Didn’t Love You,” while Brown and Young will sing “Famous Friends." The CMA Awards will air on ABC from Nashville, Tennessee.wftv.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
Chris Stapleton, Eric Church share top CMA nominations
CMA Awards - Entertainer of the Year This combination of photos shows nominees for the CMA Award for entertainer of the year, from left, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton and Carrie Underwood. In nominations announced on Thursday, Stapleton leads with seven nominations including male vocalist, album of the year, single and song of the year, and two additional nominations as a producer both on his album and single. Church, who put out a three-part album in April collectively called “Heart & Soul," earned five nominations. The CMA Awards will air on Nov. 10 on ABC. Despite having a string of multiplatinum country hits, like “What Ifs" and “Heaven," this is the first-ever CMA nominations for Brown.wftv.com
CMT Music Awards 2021: See the complete list of winners
CMT Music Awards 2021: See the complete list of winners Carrie Underwood accepts the award for video of the year for "Hallelujah" at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Carrie Underwood won big Wednesday at the 2021 CMT Music Awards, taking home the video of the year prize for “Hallelujah,” her collaboration with John Legend. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 29 Photos: CMT Music Awards 2021 red carpet Carrie Underwood attends the 2021 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 9, 2021, in Nashville, Tennessee. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images for CMT)Here’s the complete list of winners from the ceremony, held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee:>> Read more trending news• Video of the year: Carrie Underwood with John Legend, “Hallelujah”• Female video of the year: Gabby Barrett, “The Good Ones”• Male video of the year: Kane Brown, “Worship You”• Duo/group video of the year: Little Big Town, “Wine, Beer, Whiskey”• Breakthrough video of the year: Dylan Scott, “Nobody”• Collaborative video of the year: Chris Young and Kane Brown, “Famous Friends”• CMT performance of the year: From the 2020 CMT Music Awards – Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey, “The Other Girl”• Best family feature: Taylor Swift, “The Best Day (Taylor’s Version)”Read more here. ©2021 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Underwood wins at CMT Awards; Gladys Knight, H.E.R. perform
2021 CMT Music Awards - Show Carrie Underwood performs "I Wanna Remember" with NEEDTOBREATHE at the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. “Congratulations on what I think is your first CMT Award. 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. 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.wftv.com
CMT Awards to honor country stars as well as pop, R&B acts
Music CMT Awards Chris Stapleton performs at the 50th annual CMA Awards on Nov. 2, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn., left, and H.E.R. are joining forces onstage at Wednesday's CMT Music Awards show celebrating the year's best country music videos. (AP Photo) (Uncredited)NEW YORK — (AP) — The CMT Music Awards will honor acts in country music but will also share its stage with pop and R&B stars, including Gladys Knight, Pink, John Legend, Halsey, H.E.R. are joining forces onstage at Wednesday's show celebrating the year's best country music videos. The 86-year-old released the album "Color Me Country" in 1970, and the title track — a country cover of The Winstons' R&B hit — became her biggest hit-to-date on the Billboard country music charts, reaching No.wftv.com
CMT to honor Black country music pioneer Linda Martell
Music Linda Martell This image from video released by CMT shows country singer Linda Martell during an interview in 2005. Martell, the first Black woman to perform solo at the Grand Ole Opry, will be honored at the 2021 CMT Music Awards on Wednesday. (CMT via AP) (Uncredited)NEW YORK — (AP) — Linda Martell, one of the pioneers for Black acts in country music and the first Black woman to perform solo at the Grand Ole Opry, will be honored at the 2021 CMT Music Awards. The title track — a country cover of The Winstons' R&B hit — became her biggest hit-to-date on the Billboard country music charts, reaching No. Martell eventually left country music, though her name — and legacy — has come to light recently.wftv.com
Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert lead CMT Music Awards noms
CMT Music Awards-Nominations Miranda Lambert performs at the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 15, 2018, left, and Maren Morris performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. on June 15, 2019. Lambert and Morris are the leading nominees for the 2021 CMT Music Awards. (AP Photo) (Uncredited)NASHVILLE, Tenn. — (AP) — Former tourmates Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris are the leading nominees for the 2021 CMT Music Awards, celebrating the best in country music videos. “After removing Morgan Wallen from our platforms earlier this year, his videos were deemed ineligible for the 2021 CMT Music Awards,” CMT said in a statement. This is Brown's second consecutive year hosting the CMT Music Awards, while this is Ballerini's first.wftv.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.
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.
Garth Brooks doesn't want to win CMA entertainer award again
FILE - Garth Brooks accepts the award for entertainer of the year at the 53rd annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. on Nov. 13, 2019. Brooks says he is pulling himself out of nominations for the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year award, saying it's time for someone else to win the top prize. Brooks, who won the top prize last November, said during an online press conference on Wednesday that he doesn't want to be nominated in any upcoming years as well. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
Garth Brooks doesn't want to win CMA entertainer award again
FILE - Garth Brooks accepts the award for entertainer of the year at the 53rd annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. on Nov. 13, 2019. Brooks says he is pulling himself out of nominations for the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year award, saying it's time for someone else to win the top prize. Brooks said that following his win last year, he read criticism online that said he should step down from the category. Leading up to last year's awards show, many people expected and hoped that Carrie Underwood would be the first woman to win entertainer of the year since 2011. “The long-standing CMA Awards rules do not allow individuals to remove themselves from the balloting process at any point," the CMA said in a statement.
Girl, Maren Morris is set to have epic night at CMA Awards
FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, Carrie Underwood attends the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards in Los Angeles. Underwood, who is hosting the 2019 Country Music Association Awards with Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire, could be the first female to win entertainer of the year since 2011, when Taylor Swift took home the honor. Underwood is the sole women competing for the top prize along with Garth Brooks, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church and last years winner, Keith Urban. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
Despite female push, Garth Brooks bests Underwood at CMAs
FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, Carrie Underwood attends the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards in Los Angeles. Underwood is the sole women competing for the top prize along with Garth Brooks, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church and last years winner, Keith Urban. Wednesday night’s show kicked off with a performance featuring country female acts across generations, included three female hosts and had Maren Morris as its top nominee. But in the final moments, Brooks won the top prize over Carrie Underwood, who many had hoped would be the first female to win entertainer of the year since 2011. The last woman to win the prize was Taylor Swift, and Underwood was this year’s sole female nominee.
Orlandos Sesame Street Land was the proof-of-concept for SeaWorlds new Sesame Place attractions
click to enlarge Photo via Carrie Underwood/TwitterCountry pop star Carrie Underwood visited Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pennsylvania with her son Isaiah. The short-lived Irving, Texas Sesame Place park opened in 1982. SeaWorld San Diego leases their Mission Bay-fronted property from the City of San Diego. Orlandos Sesame Street area was always intended to be the proof-of-concept for the companys new Sesame Street areas. The only project so confirmed for 2021 is the new Sesame Place park, but speculation on other new projects is already ramping up.orlandoweekly.com
Carrie Underwood announces new health and fitness book
Carrie Underwood is sharing her years of health and fitness tips with her fans in a new book she announced called "FIND YOUR PATH: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life." The "Before He Cheats" singer announced the big news Wednesday and said the book will hit shelves in 2020. Fitness and healthy living have been a passion of mine for years, Underwood said in a statement to PEOPLE. Not only will Underwood have a fitness book at bookstores, she also has her own activewear line of clothing called CALIA by Carrie Underwood. If you want fitness and health tips from Underwood, you can pre-order the book by clicking or tapping here.
CMA Awards 2019 nominations announced
(CNN) - The Country Music Association announced the nominees for "The 53rd Annual CMA Awards" on Wednesday, with Maren Morris topping the list with six. Those nods add to her previous 10 nominations and one win in years past. The following is a list of the nominees:ENTERTAINER OF THE YEARGarth BrooksEric ChurchChris StapletonCarrie UnderwoodKeith UrbanSINGLE OF THE YEAR*Award goes to Artist(s), Producer(s), and Mix Engineer- "Burning Man" -- Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne)Producers: Maren Morris, busbee- "Brand New Man" -- Brooks & Dunn (with Luke Combs)Producer: Dann Huff- "Dive Bar" -- Garth Brooks & Blake SheltonProducer: Garth Brooks- "Old Town Road (Remix)" -- Lil Nas X feat. The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
CMA's replace host Brad Paisley with Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire
(CNN) - The CMA awards are switching things up this year, replacing host Brad Paisley with Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire. The change comes after 11 years of Paisley hosting, along with Carrie Underwood, who will return this year as part of the combination of hosts. Paisley said he is excited to watch the show with Parton and McEntire on stage. "As a fan of all 3 of these amazing women, I can't wait to watch," wrote Paisley, who retweeted the CMAs' announcement Monday. Last year, the Country Music Awards took a ratings dive, so ABC was up for some show changes.
Is FaceApp Dangerous to Your Privacy?
Everyone's obsessed with FaceApp, the app that can make you look decades older. But could it be dangerous to your privacy? David Fergusson, co-author of "The transHuman Code," told Inside Edition that it's important to read the fine print in the app's terms of service. In a statement, FaceApp told Inside Edition it does not access your entire photo library, but rather only the image selected for a user by editing. But Fergusson said the concerns surrounding FaceApp can apply to other apps as well.