American Idol

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Judging The Judges: Star Power Alone Can’t Revive ‘American Idol’ Ratings

The early- to mid-2000s were a simpler time in music. Rock music was actually thing on popular radio. Production on hit singles was often stripped down nearly to its core rather than with bombastic synths […]

03/29/2013

Dave McKay, Scotty McCreery & Geno

Scotty McCreery Video Blogs About His Florida Strawberry Festival Visit

We had a blast hanging with American Idol winner Scotty McCreery when he played the 2013 Florida Strawberry Festival. Dave interviewed Scotty just as he got back from a quick visit to Universal Studios. Fans […]

03/27/2013

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American Idol’s Phillip Phillips Added To Funshine Music Festival Lineup May 3

The Funshine Music Festival lineup was already pretty amazing. There’s something for everyone. For us country fans, Kix Brooks and Gary Allan will pack ‘em in on Sunday, May 5. But there are dozens of […]

03/25/2013

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POLL: Best 2013 Florida Strawberry Festival Concert

You’ve gotta hand it to the gang who put together the Florida Strawberry Festival. They keep bringing the top names in country music year after year to Plant City.  I didn’t think they could top […]

03/10/2013

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Keith Urban’s American Idol Gig

American Idol is heating up with the competition as more contestants are eliminated this week, counting down to the live episodes, which kick off the week of March 5th. Judge Keith Urban has truly fought for several of […]

02/25/2013

6th Annual ACM Honors - Backstage and Audience

Are Kellie Pickler And Wynonna Judd Dancing With The Stars?

Kellie Pickler and Wynonna Judd may be putting on their dancing shoes.  My spies tell me they may join the upcoming season of DWTS.  Although the show’s cast won’t be announced until Tuesday February 26 […]

02/24/2013

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Kelly Clarkson Refuses “To Be Bullied” By Industry Titan

Clive Davis, record industry mogul and the man who takes credit for finding and grooming artists like Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, Janis Joplin, Jennifer Hudson and many more, finds himself in Kelly Clarkson’s crosshairs. Davis […]

02/20/2013

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St. Pete’s Sunshine City Festival: Chili, Concert & Former Buc’s Players

St. Petersbug’s Grand Central District will be hosting the Sunshine City Festival and Chil Cookoff on Saturday, February 23. The festival will include live music, arts/crafts vendors, food vendors, and a concert by former American Idol contestant Melissa McGhee.

02/18/2013

Kelly Clarkson

Who Are The Top-Earning ‘American Idol’ Contestants?

She was American Idol’s very first winner, and ten years later, Kelly Clarkson is proving she still holds the number one spot. Forbes compiled a list of American Idol contestants and ranked them by earnings. Kelly Clarkson was the most profitable of […]

01/31/2013

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Micah Johnson Performs Amazing Rendition of Chicken Fried On American Idol [Video]

Many are saying the ratings aren’t what they used to be for American Idol, but it’s sure got some great stories to keep audiences tuned in. Last week, there was a audition from a young […]

01/30/2013

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