Brett Eldredge tells Pop Culture Country that he wants to record a jazz CD.”Somewhere down the road, of course, I’d love to make a [jazz] record, and I’d love to continue to make the records that I make like I do every day. I’m writing for my next album already. I’m always growing and there are so many different kinds of music that feed into the music I make now. I think I’m slowly starting to already kind of show the merging of that a little bit and these are those influences.”
Carrie Underwood is watching American Idol and now has a favorite. She Tweeted: “Finally getting to catch up on this week’s American Idol!!! Love to see some more [love] for Checotah with [Kenedee Rittenhouse]. Good luck in Hollywood, girl!!!”
Country Living, citing Hollywoodlife.com, claims Carrie Underwood is going to perform for the first time since her accident at this June’s CMA Fest. Carrie injured her wrist and needed 40 facial stitches after falling down some stairs
Brett Young tells Pop Culture Country that he dislikes things he’s uncomfortable with like acting, dancing, and golf. “I’m a terrible actor. I don’t like to do things that I’m not comfortable doing. So that’s why you’ll never see me dance. I’m a terrible golfer. Charles Kelley is like a scratch golfer so he’s told me he’s going to get me out on the course. It’s gonna be very uncomfortable. Acting is one of those things. It’s a lot of takes to get an expression on my face. We’ll get it, but it’s a lot of work.”
Speedway Digest claims Florida Georgia Line is going to perform on September 8th at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The performance is part of the track’s annual NASCAR weekend.
The San Antonio Express claims Jason Aldean and Kelsea Ballerini are going to perform next weekend at the Final Four. They are a part of the March Madness Music Festival in San Antonio.
Hollywoodlife.com claims Kelly Clarkson recently lost 20 pounds. A source tells OK! magazine; “She’s cut out soda and processed foods. Instead, she’s cooking healthier versions of her favorite Southern dishes so she can still enjoy the food she loves. She’s eating only half of what’s on her plate and saving the rest for lunch the next day. Kelly can’t believe how well it works!”
Lauren Alaina tells Pop Culture Country that she is still trying to overcome the stigma of being an American Idol. “The biggest obstacle that I had to overcome is the stigma that comes with being an American Idol contestant. I had to work really hard at country radio to overcome that reputation … American Idol was beautiful in so many ways. With them, you have instantaneous success. I mean, people know you. It’s not really a success. Some people think that’s the easy way to get a career. I had to overcome that. I spent the last seven years doing that.”
Kelly Clarkson tells Rolling Stone that record executives have always wanted her to be sexier. “I was showed magazines of girls naked with guitars, and they were telling me that’s what I’m competing with, and I was like, ‘I’m not competing with that’. And they always wanted, like, the sexier songs – not even good sexy songs – because that sells.”