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  • Video: Carlene Carter Plays 'Carter Girl'

    May 21, 2014 11:10 AM ET | Yahoo Our Country

    Carlene Carter has one of those personalities that make it difficult to be somber when she's in the room. The singer's infectious laugh and lighthearted banter fill the studio where she is performing songs from her latest album, Carter Girl. However, when it comes time to discuss the project, which features her fresh takes on a variety of classics from her family catalog, the daughter of June Carter Cash settles down and becomes serious (albeit with a smile). "It was always in my m...  | More »

  • 'As Long As You Love Me' Originally Pitched to Kelly Clarkson

    May 20, 2014 11:45 AM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    American Idol top two finalist Caleb Johnson just released his rockin' debut single, "As Long As You Love Me," penned by Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins. But it turns out another Idol almost recorded the tune: the one and only Kelly Clarkson. "I wrote something for a bit of fun, and I think she liked it," Justin told Yahoo Music back in 2012, when the Darkness played in the Yahoo studio to promote their comeback album, Hot Cakes. "Kelly Clarkson had a song [of mine] on hold, but unfort...  | More »

  • Video: Randy Jackson's Advice for the Top 2

    May 19, 2014 5:06 PM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks

    On Thursday night, it was announced that American Idol's new top two are Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson. They'll be moving on to Season 13's week's finale, but before they do, Idol's in-house mentor and former judge, Randy Jackson, has some advice for them. "You've got a week left on this show," he warns. "Who are you going to be after this? Honestly, the show is one giant, huge win, but the next level is, what sort of artist are you going to be, after this show?"...  | More »

  • Listen: Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson's Actually Awesome Singles

    May 16, 2014 5:00 PM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    In an unprecedented and exciting move on American Idol's part, the potential coronation songs by just-announced Season 13 top two finalists Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson are out now on iTunes and Soundcloud, five whole days before they will be performed on live television. And really, both songs sound like winners. Just like Phillip Phillips's "Home" (the best-selling Idol single ever, in case you didn't know), Jena and Caleb's coronation songs sound like real songs. Cool ...  | More »

  • Video: Hunter Hayes on 'Storyline'

    May 14, 2014 5:50 PM ET | Yahoo Our Country

    Hunter Hayes is not an artist of few words...or few of anything, for that matter. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter is prolific in every area of his career, be it the number of instruments he plays, the vault of songs he's composed, or the interesting feats he's accomplished (most recently, for example, he broke the Guinness World Record for most concerts played in multiple cities in 24 hours). The young musician has just released his sophomore album, Storyline, and sat down w...  | More »

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