Carrie Underwood has been added to the 2015 CMA Music Festival lineup. She will take to the stage June 13 at LP Field, as part of the festival's nightly concert series. Underwood joins the likes of Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Darius Rucker, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and the Zac Brown Band.
Art Garfunkel has unleashed on his longtime collaborator Paul Simon in a new interview with the U.K.'s Guardian. During the interview, Art says that Paul is the sole reason the iconic duo are not heading out on a reunion tour and says he's been ready for decades. "Will I do another tour with Paul? Well, that's quite doable. As far as this half is concerned, why not?"
Miley Cyrus has helped to secure a second season for Netflix's Grace And Frankie, starring Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen and Jane Fonda. Show co-creator Marta Kaufmann confirmed that Grace And Frankie will return for another season in 2016, suggesting that a tweet of approval from Cyrus helped to secure the show's second season.
U2 gave a tour of their Innocence + Experience set to CBS' Sunday Morning program over the weekend. The set requires 24 semi-trucks to transport, and much of the equipment, notes the Edge, belongs to him. He says that his gear includes "antique amps" and "Guitar World," a trove of instruments stored under the stage because "every guitar in the show has to have a spare."
Luke Bryan has opened about the first song he ever wrote. Speaking with Rolling Stone, Bryan said he was inspired to begin writing songs when he was a teenager after seeing another teen playing guitar and getting attention from girls. After contacting a friend with instruments, he secured a guitar and wrote his first song for a performance at church.
Tamar Braxton has released her new single "If I Don't Have You," taken off of her upcoming fourth studio album Calling All Lovers. The soulful ballad was produced by Da Internz. Braxton's new album Calling All Lovers, the follow-up to 2013's Love and War, is due out July 31. Following the release of Calling All Lovers, Braxton will embark on a new tour.
Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith took time out of his schedule to jam with a group of students for the Little Kids Rock Family Jam. The session took place in Facebook headquarters, where Smith was honored with the Livin' the Dream award. Little Kids Rock is a philanthropic mission, which is near to Smith's heart he told Rolling Stone.
Ciara is the face of the fall/winter ad campaign for designer Roberto Cavalli. The brand said it chose the R&B singer because she "embodies beauty with a hint of wildness." "Aaahh!! I'm So Excited!! Love You @peter_dundas??.@robertocavalli #CiaraForCavalli," Ciara wrote on Twitter. "The story of a world encapsulated in one room," Cavalli notes of the shoot in a presser.
The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers hooked up with Bernard Sumner at the U.K.'s Manchester Academy over the weekend for a cover of the New Order cut "Bizarre Love Triangle." The fan shot footage begins with an opening monologue from Flowers, before Sumner joins him on stage.
Jessie J celebrated being the featured artist on singing app Sing! by Smule by challenging any member of the app to join her in a duet on "Flashlight," her single on the Pitch Perfect 2 soundtrack. Jessie teamed up with fan Tom Bleasby, which he captured on video and subsequently posted to his Facebook page.
An interview that Joni Mitchell gave in November 1986 has been animated by PBS for its Blank on Blank series. In the sit down, the folk legend disparages fame, saying she doesn't like being the center of attention. "I never really wanted to be a star," she said. "I didn't like entering a room with all eyes on me. I still don't really like the attention of a birthday party."
Chris Brown is owning up to his spat with model Tyson Beckford, saying "I can be a man about it" after threatening Beckford over photos he posted with ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran in Las Vegas. Brown tweeted a series of threats, "U wanna keep walking them runways. I need ta legs for that. Keep playing like I ain't wit the bulls***."
Toby Keith's annual Golf Classic raised $1.2 million for the Toby Keith Foundation, breaking the 2013 record of $1,037,000. The money goes to the OK Kids Korral, a cost-free home-away-from-home for pediatric cancer patients and their families. "The event has grown to where it's a monster," Keith told News OK.
Rihanna stuns in her first video for her new Dior campaign as she tours the halls of the Palace of Versailles. Shot by Steven Klein, the "Secret Garden IV" campaign video features several couture designs. First, she walks up the palace steps in a neutral dress and her second dress is full of sparkle.
The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir has opened up about the band's signature style and says that he was never a fan of the tie-dye shirts and dancing bears. Speaking with the Wall Street Journal, Weir admitted that it was never his choice to bring the signature hippy style to the band and recounts its origin. "I don't much relate to the dancing bears, for instance."