Tag: American Idol

“American Idol” Winner Taylor Hicks Releases New Single “Porch Swing” After A Decade-Long Hiatus (Exclusive)

It was May of 2006 when music enthusiasts nationwide glued their eyes to their television screen to see if soul-blues artist Taylor Hicks would win “American Idol” over runner-up Katharine McPhee.    After charming judges Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, and America – Hicks’ inked a record deal that changed the trajectory of his life. Following the historic finale that drew in more than 200 million viewers – the soulful singer graced the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, scored a Las Vegas residency, and became the first male “American Idol” champion featured on a GRAMMY-winning [ Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Blow...

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“American Idol” Runner-Up HunterGirl Releases Her First Single Since Being on the Show, Which Doubles as a ‘Thank You Card’ to her Hometown (Exclusive)

She captured our hearts on American Idol, and now HunterGirl is about to capture hearts of country music listeners worldwide. “This has probably been the craziest year of my life,” the Winchester, Tennessee native tells Celeb Secrets Country. “But since I got back from the show I’ve been writing a lot of songs, working on new music, and playing so many shows, and it’s just been awesome seeing all the fans that come out to all those.” After taking some time to soak in some of her newfound fame, the budding country singer finally released her first track since...

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Chayce Beckham is ‘Extremely Excited’ for People to Hear His New Single “Keeping Me Up All Night” (Exclusive)

After winning American Idol and being considered an “Artist to Watch” for 2022, Chayce Beckham has been releasing smash hits right and left. Today (August 19), the country superstar released a new single titled “Keeping Me Up All Night,” available to stream on all platforms. After the extreme success of his EP Doin’ It Right, which was released earlier this year in April, “Keeping Me Up All Night” has been highly-anticipated by Chayce Beckham fans everywhere. When asked about the response on the EP, Beckham told Celeb Secrets reporter Melanie Rooten, “It’s really a great experience to put music out...

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Noah Thompson Reflects on the Life-Changing Moment When He Won ‘American Idol’ (Exclusive)

Noah Thompson has lived a true Cinderella story this year. The Kentucky native went from being a construction worker in a town with a population of only 2,852 people to capturing the hearts of millions, winning Season 20 of American Idol back in May. Encouraged by his “work buddy” Arthur to audition for the longest-running singing competition series, Thompson never thought that his dream of becoming a country singer would become a reality. “Arthur told me I was going to win it from the beginning,” Thompson tells Celeb Secrets Country reporter Ilana Epstein in an exclusive interview. “I wasn’t trying to...

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Kat and Alex Open Up About The Deeper Meaning Behind Their New Single “Heartbreak Tour” (Exclusive)

Husband and wife duo Kat & Alex are blazing a new path in the music scene with their innovative blend of Country and Latin and CS Country is here for it. After appearing on Season 18 of American Idol last year, Kat and Alex Georgia have since tied the knot and are chasing their dreams together in Nashville instead of the heart wrenching alternative they almost chose. Back in April, the duo released their latest single “Heartbreak Tour,” a song that pairs their Latin roots and harmonious vocals with heartfelt lyrics that highlight their musical journey. “‘Heartbreak Tour’ came from...

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW – Meet Garrett Jacobs: The Singer Luke Bryan Called ‘A Beautiful Bad Ass’

At the young age of 17, Garrett Jacobs won over music icons Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan during his audition for Season 16 of American Idol and quickly captivated the hearts of America as well, earning him a spot in the show’s Top 14. Now, at age 20, Jacobs is making a name for himself in country music and has already shared the stage with stars such as Colbie Caillat, fellow country artists Jon Langston and Riley Green, and has played at the infamous Whiskey Jam in Nashville, TN. Jacobs is preparing for the release of his...

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Taylor Hicks Gives Fans a Tour of his Nashville Neighborhood Following Deadly Tornado

Nashville, Tennessee is still recovering from last weekend’s deadly tornado, the second deadliest in the history of Tennessee, and Taylor Hicks is giving NBC’s Today Show a glimpse into his scary tornado experience. The American Idol winner has lived in Nashville for the last two decades and took viewers on a tour of his damaged neighborhood in the area of Germantown, and showed anchor Sam Brock where he took shelter-his garage closet. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT0MMYjOXzY&w=560&h=315] Hicks, who had previously called the time following his American Idol win as “insane”, says that time can’t compare to his experience hiding in a...

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Gabby Barrett Says It’s Been a ‘Continuous Grind’ Since Being on “American Idol”

American Idol alum Gabby Barrett slayed the Next From Nashville Stage at the esteemed Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival on Sunday (April 14) in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Barrett captivated the audience so much so that her debut single “I Hope,” which was released earlier in the year, already had most of the audience singing the tune back to her. The country songstress has been working diligently since Idol ended, as she spent three months on the Idol tour, followed by an opening gig on Chris Lane‘s Laps Around the Sun Tour. A “continuous grind” is how the 19-year-old...

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American Idol Almuni Bucky Covington Returns To American Idol Tonight

American Idol brings down the house lights and crowns a winner for the last time this evening and we’re full of mixed emotions. Nashville’s most charming artist Bucky Covington is one of the many Idol alumni that will be taking one final bow at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. If you can’t remember that far back, Covington was a finalist in the show’s fifth season and has since cranked out a string of top 10 hits, a No.1 Album, and successful tours around the globe. Bucky recently released his first EP as an independent artist titled, HAPPY MAN. The country singer will be joining...

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