From Joe Friday & Yeager's Sweet Love, from Krispy Kreme @ Penn and Memorial on Valentine's Day 2013.
Keith Urban is staying on American Idol -- he'll be taking Randy Jackson's chair next season. Keith made the announcement today (Tuesday) on Ellen DeGeneres.
Carrie Underwood appears on the cover of the new issue of Marie Claire.
Carrie says she doesn't come from a family of huggers. And her two sisters are much older than she is -- which she believes helped create her independent spirit. She says, "I'm a little more selfish...a little closed. I do wish I were softer. I wish I were able to form relationships better. But hey, I mean, I'm not a sociopath."
She also tells the magazine that she always knew she'd be a star -- at least going by what she wrote for her high school yearbook. "You were supposed to say what you would be doing in 10 years, and I said, 'I will be rich, famous and married to a hot guy.' I guess I should have added a few more things."
Christina Aguilera is returning to The Voice, Us Magazine confirms.
The singer will be back in her coach's chair for the fifth season, while new additions, Shakira and Usher, will both likely take time off from the show. A source explains, "Shakira wants to take a season off to take care of the baby. She has an option to come back too. And Usher is doing a movie, so he couldn't do season five if they wanted him to."
Cee Lo Green is also reportedly in talks to return.
An inspector general’s report on the IRS scandal is out and it blames the agency’s special scrutiny of Tea Party groups on “ineffective management.”
Released Tuesday, the report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration did not put blame on specific employees or suggest punishments, but rather it made recommendations about how future tax-exempt filings should be handled.
According to the report, the IRS’s Cincinnati office, which handles all tax-exempt applications, focused on groups with the names “Tea Party,” “Patriot” and “9/12.” Those applications were flagged for further review to determine if they were participating in political campaign activity.
Source: USA Today
Florida Georgia Line have scored their second number-one single on the Mediabase chart this week with “Get Your Shine On.”
Darius Rucker’s cover of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel” follows at number-two, while Kenny Chesney’s “Pirate Flag” is number-three. Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart” and Tim McGraw’s “Highway Don’t Care" featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban round out the Top 5.
Check out the new video for the “Cruise” remix with Nelly!
The new Dierks Bentley album -- titled Riser -- will be out this fall.
The project is described as Dierks’s most personal collection to date, anchored by material he wrote in the year following his father’s death. The album title is drawn from the song “I’m a Riser,” which is about resilience and determination.
Dierks says, “Life in general has a way of knocking you down. It’s different reasons for different folks -- could be personal reasons, could be family reasons, your job, drugs, alcohol. That song really applies to anybody that’s lived. There have always been those moment when we have to get back up and get on our feet. They are defining moments -- breakthrough moments.”
Updates on the first single will be revealed on Dierks.com.
New mom Jennifer Nettles celebrated her first Mother’s Day by posting the first official photo of her son Magnus Hamilton Miller on jennifernettles.com.
In a new blog, Jennifer goes into detail about how much life has changed since Magnus made his debut on December 6th. She says, “Since that time, I have been enjoying snuggling and feeding and learning. Big time. About myself.”
Jennifer also reveals she’s been leaning on her own mom for parenting tips. Jennifer adds, “The best advice I’ve gotten was, of course, from my mother who told me to remind myself, 'This works SOMETIMES!’”