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Loretta Lynn’s Granddaughter Emmy Russell Competes on ‘American Idol’ [WATCH]

Talent clearly runs in Loretta Lynn‘s family. The country music legend’s granddaughter, Emmy Russell, recently auditioned for American Idol, impressing Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie with her performance of an original song. “Growing up, I have sang music my entire life,” Russell said. “I just love writing. I’m 24 years old, and songwriter. I love music.” Russell…

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‘American Idol’ Judge Reveals Departure: ‘I Feel Like I Need to Go Out’

For one American Idol judge, the upcoming season will likely be their last. After seven seasons together, Katy Perry says this season will likely be her last working with her fellow judges, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, on American Idol. “I think this probably will be my last show, my last season for Idol,” Perry revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live. “I…

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Jelly Roll to Serve as Guest Mentor on ‘American Idol’

Jelly Roll is heading to American Idol! The singer-songwriter will serve as a guest mentor on the upcoming season of American Idol, along with former Idol contestant, Tori Kelly. Both Jelly Roll and Kelly will appear when the Idol contestants perform in Hawaii, at Aulani: A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina. The news was announced on social media….

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13 Years Ago: Scotty McCreery Auditions for ‘American Idol’

13 years ago today, Scotty McCreery‘s life was changed forever. It was on January 26, 2011 when the North Carolina native auditioned for Season 10 of American Idol, kicking off a career that continues to reach new heights and achieve new milestones. McCreery sang both Josh Turner‘s “Your Man” and Travis Tritt’s “Put Some Drive in Your Country,” for Steven…

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18 Years Ago: Carrie Underwood Scores Her First No. 1 Hit

18 years ago today was a huge today for Carrie Underwood. it was on January 21, 2006, when Underwood scored her first No. 1 hit with “Jesus, Take the Wheel.” The song was her debut single from her freshman Some Hearts album, released about six months after Underwood was crowned the American Idol winner. “Jesus Take the Wheel,” which…

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Colin Stough Talks Incredible Journey From Mississippi to ‘American Idol’ [EXCLUSIVE]

 Colin Stough captured hearts all over the country when he competed on the most recent season of American Idol. The Mississippi native came in third, long enough to make fans clamor for more of genre-bending music, and his soaring, rich vocals. Stough was an early stand-out from the beginning, when he auditioned in front of Luke Bryan, Katy…

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Iam Tongi Covers Morgan Wallen’s ‘Sand In My Boots’ [WATCH]

Iam Tongi is paying tribute to one of his musical heroes. The latest American Idol winner performed an acoustic cover of Morgan Wallen‘s “Sand In My Boots,” as a tribute to Wallen and his influence on Tongi. “I have immense respect for Morgan Wallen, and ‘Sand in My Boots’ is a song that truly touches my heart.,” Tongi says….

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‘American Idol’ Finalist Colin Stough Announces Debut EP, ‘Promiseland’

A new album is coming from Colin Stough! The Mississippi native, who came in the Top 5 on the latest season of American Idol, announces his debut EP, Promiseland, will be out on October 20. When announcing the EP, Stough also dropped a new song, “Lonely Hour.” “There are these moments after a breakup where everything kind of settles…

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Luke Bryan Returns to ‘American Idol,’ Along With Lionel Richie, Katy Perry

The gang is back together again for another season of American Idol. The reality TV talent show will once again include Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry as judges, reuniting the same group that has been with Idol since the show moved to ABC in 2018. The news of the return of the three judges was first announced…

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Scotty McCreery On His Friendship With Lauren Alaina: ‘She’s Still Like a Sister’

Scotty McCreery is still friends with, and a fan of, Lauren Alaina. The two met on Season 10 of American Idol, where McCreery was crowned the winner in 2011, with Alaina the runner-up. Although their busy careers, and different locations, keep them from spending much time together, the father of one says he still loves every chance he gets…

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