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  • Blake Shelton Organizing Benefit for Oklahoma Tornado Relief

    May 21, 2013 5:30 PM ET | Yahoo Our Country
     |  Wendy Geller

    Native Oklahoman Blake Shelton isn't just giving lip service to the devastation his home state has suffered this week. "The Voice" coach has sprung into action, telling Billboard that he's already organizing a benefit concert for tornado relief. Shelton, who revealed his plans after Tuesday's "Voice" episode, noted that details are still forthcoming. However, "I'm hoping it will raise a lot of money," he noted. "Obviously it will be televised and will happen really quickl...  | More »

  • Five Pieces of Post-Finale Advice For ‘Idol’ Winner Candice Glover

    May 20, 2013 5:25 PM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    This past Thursday, the night that Candice Glover was crowned the new "American Idol" winner, another, almost equally headline-worthy announcement was made: Her debut album already has a title, cover art, and a firm release date. A release date about four months earlier than the ones previous "Idol" winners got. In the past, the reigning "Idol" champion released his/her album in November or December, roughly six months after that year's "Idol" finale. But Candice's album on 19 Reco...  | More »

  • ‘Idol’ Coronation Songs: The Good, the Bad & the “Beautiful”

    May 17, 2013 5:20 PM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    Ever wonder why the winners REALLY cry at the "American Idol" finale? I think it's because they often have to release "I Believe a Moment Like This is My Now and is the Time of My Life Because I'm Flying Without Wings Inside Your Heaven"-type pap as their first singles. I'd be bummed too. It's too bad that almost every past coronation song has been such a piece of sentimental, Hallmark-y dreck, but some have been more listenable than others. So here's my ranking of t...  | More »

  • Tyga Revisits 2009′s ‘Dad’s Letter’ After Birth of His Son

    May 16, 2013 5:15 PM ET | Yahoo Hip Hop
     |  Billy Johnson, Jr.

    When Tyga was a teenager, he vowed to be a better father to his unborn children than his absentee father was to him. The Compton rapper on Lil Wayne’s Young Money, Cash Money label penned his frustrations about the impact of his dad not being in his life in his 2009 song, “Dad’s Letter,” from his “The Potential” mixtape. The song had new meaning to the hip hop artist last October when he celebrated the birth of King Cairo Stevenson, his son with his girlf...  | More »

  • Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale: Alt-Country’s Dream Team

    May 15, 2013 9:50 AM ET | Yahoo Our Country
     |  Chris Willman

    It’s been a great season for alt-country duets records, as evidenced by three pairs of singers who just got nominated for favorite duo at the Americana Awards: Rodney Crowell & Emmylou Harris, Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison, and Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale. All these recorded pairings have been in the makings for decades, and it’s just a coincidence of timing—maybe overseen by the Louvin Brothers from up above—that these projects all finally came to fruition ...  | More »

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