LADY ANTEBELLUM - appeared on yesterday’s Good Morning America yesterday to reveal the title and the album cover for their new album, Golden, which includes their new hit single “Downtown.” What’s more, they also revealed why they didn’t write many songs on this one: “We really wanted to pick the songs that were right for this album and a lot of them we didn’t write. I mean, we’ve cut more outside songs on this album than we ever have before. And a lot of the songs we were pitched, the outside songs said things better than we could have said them ourselves and we were like, ‘We have to do this.” Look for the album in stores on May 7th.
DIERKS BENTLEY - Last week, a Walmart cashier named Kayla Sloane became an Internet sensation when she was filmed singing Dolly Parton's "Coat of Many Colors" in the store. Now she has an invitation to the ACM Awards thanks to Dierks Bentley. Dierks called in to Anderson Cooper's Anderson Live! and invited Kayla to the awards in
KELLY CLARKSON – took to her blog yesterday to say she was "bullied" by false claims in Clive Davis’ new autobiography. Kelly wrote, "So I just heard Clive Davis is releasing a memoir and spreading false information about me and my music. I refuse to be bullied and I just have to clear up his memory lapses and misinformation for myself and for my fans." She takes Davis to task for saying she burst into tears in his office after a tussle over him "forcing" her to record "Since You Been Gone," saying that wasn't true, but adding, "I [did cry] after I played him a song I had written about my life called 'Because of You.' I cried because he hated it and told me verbatim that I was a '[crappy] writer who should be grateful for the gifts that he bestows upon me.' He continued on about how the song didn't rhyme and how I should just shut up and sing."