Jon Pardi revealed that his third studio album, Heartache Medication, will be released on September 27. He will also launch his Heartache Medication Tour at the Ryman Auditorium with 2 shows on October 2 and October 3. Riley Green will open for him.
There was a big celebration Saturday (May 11) when Kane Brown's wife, Katelyn Jae, graduated from Berklee College of Music. Kane shared his excitement on Instagram with a video that showed her walking across the stage to receive her diploma. Katelyn shared her feelings as well saying that finishing her education was the most rewarding thing she has done for herself. She also shared that the oldest person who graduated in her class was 65 and urged everyone to remember that it is never too late.
It was announced earlier this week that American Idol will be returning for a third season in 2020. There was no announcement made about the judges, but Luke says they are talking. He also has a formula when it comes to salary. "I always like to find out what Blake is making on The Voice and just do it $1 more than him," Luke explained. "I gotta go play a Blake thing at the end of the month.. I'm gonna get him all liquored up and he's gonna tell me his salary and then I can come back and tell Idol what I want."
Season 17 of American Idol will end this Sunday, May 19th. Luke Bryan will be doing double-duty on the show as a judge and performer. He'll be singing his new single, "Knockin' Boots". Carrie Underwood, Kane Brown, Dan + Shay and Jon Pardi will also be on the show, performing with the finalists.
Kacey Musgraves gave her Australian fans the shoey that they were looking for. She refused to drink from someone's shoe at her show Sunday in Sydney, but she changed her mind on Tuesday in Melbourne. Kacey surprised the crowd, saying, "I guess maybe in Sydney like I wasn't really in the mood, but it's our last show in Australia so I'll do one for you." She picked up a glass slipper and downed her drink. The crowd was thrilled. Many artists including Luke Bryan and Brothers Osborne have taken part in the Australian tradition.
It looks like Shania Twain has taken on another movie role. This time it's in an upcoming movie called "I Still Believe". According to the Hollywood Reporter, she will play the role of Terry Camp, who is the mother of Jeremy Camp (played by KJ Apa), the real-life Christian singer-songwriter who is the focus of the movie. Gary Sinise will play Camp's father and Britt Robertson will play Melissa Henning, Jeremy Camp's wife. The film will begin production this month in Alabama and is due out March 20, 2020