#CMTAOTY: Phillip Phillips Goes Country

Phillip Phillips won American Idol in 2012. But on Wednesday night (Oct. 18), he won the hearts of country music fans everywhere. He was there to honor one of the night’s winners, Sam Hunt, who wasn’t able to attend to CMT Artists of the Year show (Hunt was in Hawaii closing his 15 in a... Read more »

Backstreet Boys, Phillip Phillips and More Join 2017 CMT Artists of the Year

The Backstreet Boys and American Idol champion Phillip Phillips have joined the all-star lineup for tonight’s (Oct. 18) 2017 CMT Artists of the Year. The 90-minute special, airing live from Nashville at 8 p.m. ET, has been transformed into a night of hope and healing following fall’s devastating hurricanes, wildfires and the tragedy at the... Read more »

The Terror Luke Bryan Can’t Un-See

When Luke Bryan was on Good Morning America to talk about his new gig as an American Idol judge, the talk obviously turned to the massacre in Las Vegas. The shooting hit very close to home for Bryan, who is a close friend of Jason Aldean, who was on stage performing when the shooting started.... Read more »

The Terror Luke Bryan Can’t Un-See

When Luke Bryan was on Good Morning America to talk about his new gig as an American Idol judge, the talk obviously turned to the massacre in Las Vegas. The shooting hit very close to home for Bryan, who is a close friend of Jason Aldean, who was on stage performing when the shooting started.... Read more »

Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry Round Out American Idol Judging Panel

Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan probably have Peaches & Herb stuck in their heads right now. It’s confirmed: the two have reunited to complete the judging panel with Katy Perry on the all-new American Idol, coming to ABC in 2018. The judges will appear on Wednesday’s (Oct. 4) Good Morning America along with host Ryan... Read more »

Luke Bryan Says Yes to Idol Gig

According to Variety, Luke Bryan was just elected as a judge on the upcoming season of American Idol, and he said yes to the new gig. Katy Perry has done the same. The third and last spot at the table hadn’t been filled yet. After Bryan’s January Crash My Playa shows in Mexico, his schedule... Read more »

Carrie Underwood on Opportunities for Unknowns

When Ryan Seacrest said goodbye on the last episode of the last season of American Idol in 2016, he left things kind of open-ended. “And one more time — this is so tough — we say to you from Hollywood, goodnight America,” Seacrest said, adding, “for now.” He was right, of course, and now American... Read more »

Keith Urban: “Every Record Is a New Beast”

Will Keith Urban rejoin American Idol? In a new interview with The Morning Call newspaper in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Urban says he certainly has a full dance card. Then again, never say never. “And if that happens, great. And if it doesn’t, no sweat,” Urban said of his future on Idol. “There’s been talk about it,... Read more »

Scotty McCreery on “Five More Minutes” and His Top Life Lessons

Lock them doors. And never, ever open your door at 2 a.m. for a stranger. That’s just one lesson American Idol winner Scotty McCreery has learned in his first 23 years of life. In his 2016 autobiography, Go Big Or Go Home, he recalled the 2014 incident when he and some friends from NC State... Read more »

Will Keith Urban Return to American Idol?

Will Keith Urban be an American Idol judge when the show returns next year? The answer is “possibly,” Urban said in an interview with CMT’s Cody Alan. Noting that he keeps an open mind about projects he might become involved in, Urban stressed that whatever he does needs to have a strong music connection. ABC... Read more »