The Disney Family Singalong is happening tonight at 8pm on ABC. The show will feature songs from Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Toy Story, Moana and Frozen. Little Big Town, Thomas Rhett, Christina Aguilera, Erin Andrews, Michael Buble and Kristin Chenoweth will be on the show. It will also feature some of the stars of High School Musical singing "We're All In This Together" from the movie.
Russell Dickerson and his wife Kailey are expecting their first child. The couple, who have been married since 2013, were trying to get pregnant for nine months. They got to the point where if it happens, it happens. "It's all God's timing on that part. So yeah, I was completely suprised," Russel says. He learned he was going to be a dad on New Year's Day. Kailey put a stocking up on the mantel and inside there was a pair of little navy blue slippers with "Best Dad" on them. The couple does not know the baby's sex yet and are waiting to pick a name and decorate until they find out.
Runaway June's Jennifer Wayne has revealed that she was diagnosed with coronavirus. She initially did not plan to share her diagnosis publicly, "because to be honest it's kind of rocked me and I wan't sure that putting it on a public platform was right for me." Jennifer decided to share her story after so many people started contacting her asking how she overcame it. "Great advice from doctors, friends and family...and this helped me kick this thing's ass," she shares. Her next step is to donate her blood and plasma to help others.
Miranda Lambert had to explain herself after her fans got upset over some pictures she posted that showed her with Tiger King star Joe Exotic. He is currently serving 22 years in prison for paying to have Carole Baskin killed and he was also found guilty of killing tigers to make room at his zoo. He has also been accused of animal abuse because of the conditions at the zoo. Miranda, who is a big advocate for animals and the founder of the MuttNation Foundation, took to Twitter to provide context for the pictures. "MuttNation asked for volunteers who coud transport some dogs from Houston to shelters in Oklahoma, where there was more room and they could be treated and adopted. Some guy named Joe volunteered his trailer and staff. Now I know it's Joe Exotic," she explains. "I've never been to his zoo and I didn't even know he had tigers. OBVIOUSLY I'd never condone animals being treated badly."
Shania Twain has had to cancel some dates for her 2020 Let's Go! residency in Las Vegas because of the coronavirus. The concerts scheduled between May 20 and June 6 are cancelled "in accordance with CDC recommendations regarding events." Full refunds will be issued. The residency is set to pick up again in August.
Brothers Osborne's John Osborne says that during social distancing it's even more important to connect to the people you love. "I think it's very, very important just to give each other a call - call a loved one, call your mom, call your dad, call anyone, call someone that you haven't talked to in years," he says. "I think it's very important to stay very connected. Even though we're physically isolated we don't have to be spiritually or emotionally isolated from people."
The Washboard Union will release a brand new album on April 24th called Everbound. It will feature ten tracks, including studio and acoustic versions of "Country Thunder". "Everbound is all about chasing what actually fills your heart and makes you feel alive, never losing that sense of wonder that we're all born with," says band member Chris Duncombe. "We're really proud of this collection of songs and the undercurrent of hope that seems to unite them all. Feels like we could all use a bit of hope right now."
Madeline Merlo was one of several writers who presented their songs to Lady Antebellum on the season two premiere of "Songland", along with show judges, and producers Ester Dean, Shane McAnally and Ryan Tedder. Madeline worked with Shane McAnally and had the best song pairing for Lady Antebellum. As a result, Lady Antebellum will record her song "Champagne Night". "Songland was such a validating experience as a writer, and I learned so much from my coach," Madeline says. "I feel like I walked out of that experience a better writer. I made lifelong friendships and feel like all the work I put into my craft over the years had been validated. The members of Lady Antebellum were so kind and gracious, and Shane was a dream come true to work with. I loved every minute of being part of that show."