MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016
CMT MUSIC AWARDS
The nominations are out for the C-M-T Music Awards. And if the awards were a card game, threes would be wild. Three acts _ Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton and Cam _ are tied with three nominations each. They are all up for video of the year _ or as it might be known to C-M-T Music Awards _ the Underwood award. She has won the award a record six times, including the last four years. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in Nashville on June 8th.
BLAKE SHELTON - GWEN STEFANI - NEW SINGLE
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani were gazing into each other's eyes last night. But it wasn't at a cozy restaurant or in front of a fireplace -- it was on stage on ``The Voice.'' The recently-minted couple debuted their new duet ``Go Ahead and Break My Heart'' in a live performance. Stefani isn't a coach this season, but she has been a mentor. On last night's show, Shelton and Stefani performed the single from Shelton's upcoming album ``If I'm Honest.'' The album comes out a week from Friday.
DESERT TRIP - SECOND WEEKEND
So, it looks like that Desert Trip concert will turn out to be a twice-in-a-lifetime event. Organizers have tacked on a second weekend to the event featuring a half dozen of the biggest acts in rock history. The event will feature the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters and the Who. Tickets for the shows Oct. 7-9 and 14-16 went on sale yesterday and sold out in a few hours.
JAMES TAYLOR - WILDFIRES
James Taylor is lending his voice to the effort to help those affected by a huge wildfire in Alberta. The singer is doing two shows in Calgary and Edmonton next month _ and he says he is donating the proceeds from ticket sales to the Canadian Red Cross. Taylor says the wildfires are a major national disaster and impossible to ignore. More than 80-thousand people have been displaced by the fires, which began last week.
CYNDI LAUPER - GETTING BOOTED
These cowboy boots may be made for walking _ but Cyndi Lauper says, not on her feet. Though she is making a foray into country music, she says she isn't ready to step into a pair of western-style boots. The reason, Lauper says, is a simple one: ``they hurt my feet.'' She says she if they made them less pointy, she might be inclined to pull a pair on. But until then _ unless they're square toed boots, it isn't happening for her.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE - EUROVISION
Justin Timberlake will be among the performers at the Eurovision Song Contest this weekend. Organizers say he will be on Saturday to do his new single, ``Can't Stop the Feeling.''
This year's competition will air in the 42 participating countries and for the first time, the United States.
Sure, lots of singing wannabes try to channel their inner Beyonce. Most don't do it well and even fewer guys try to be her alter-ego, Sasha Fierce. But not Bryan Bautista. He did a version of ``1+1'' that had the judges on ``The Voice'' singing his praises. Adam Levine says he's really impressed by a male singer who can deliver on the high notes. Bryan's coach Christina Aguilera even said Beyonce should do a duet with him. Tonight, the bottom two singers compete for the instant Twitter save.
(The Associated Press)