The Academy of Country Music announced the nominees for its 48th Annual ACM Awards this morning! Some of our favorite ladies made the cut, including Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and pop-country crossover Kelly Clarkson, who is nominated for Vocal Event of the Year for her duet “Don’t Rush” with Vince Gill. Click through the gallery to see more nominees and find out which trophies they might take home with them come Sunday, April 7th, when the awards—hosted by country cuties Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan—air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on CBS at 8/7c.
After the gramophone trophies were all handed out at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, music’s brightest stars celebrated post-show in Los Angeles. Divas Miranda Lambert (in Jovani Couture) and Beyoncé (in Osman) posed together backstage at the ceremony, Taylor Swift (in J. Mendel) embraced Girls star Lena Dunham in the audience, and power belters Adele and Kelly Clarkson attended the Sony Music Grammys Reception at Hollywood hot spot Bar Nineteen 12. Click through the gallery to see all the stars partying after the Grammys!
Ladies of the ’90s, Jewel is back! The singer just released her Greatest Hits album this morning filled with fresh takes on her classic hits—including a sweet duet of “Foolish Games” with Kelly Clarkson. “This was my first take really getting to hang out with [Kelly], and she is a hoot. She is a Texas girl and really down to earth, and really funny. No filter on that girl!” Jewel said in a video interview leading up to the album’s release. Listen to their duet below, and pick up the album to hear a new version of her ballad “You Were Meant for Me” with Miranda Lambert’s Pistol Annies!
Plus, check out Kelly Clarkson’s beauty transformation!
Cassadee Pope of Team Blake Shelton won the third season of NBC’s The Voice last night! The 23-year-old from West Palm Beach, Florida, earned herself a recording contract from coming in first, and as part of her final performances, she took to the stage with the likes of Avril Lavigne, The Killers, and the original American Idol Kelly Clarkson. The pair, along with Pope’s runner-up Terry McDermott, performed Clarkson’s most recent single, “Catch My Breath,” and Pope (in an LBD by JS Collections that you can snag for $300) held her own alongside Kelly’s killer vocals. The finale also included a preview of new coaches Usher and Shakira, who will join the cast next season. Watch the video of Cassadee performing with Kelly above, and congratulations to the new star!
Plus, see more of our Voice coverage!
The Voice Season Finale, Part One Airs Tonight: Performances by Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, and Bruno MarsDec 17, 2012 @ 5:15 pm
Part one of The Voice’s two-part season finale airs tonight on NBC at 8 p.m. EST! Tonight’s show will feature a lineup of mega-musicians, including live performances from Rihanna, Bruno Mars, and (recently engaged!) Kelly Clarkson. The episode will also include final performances from contestants coached by each of the four mentors/judges: Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, and Cee Lo. Tomorrow night’s final results episode—which also marks the last episode ever for Aguilera and Cee Lo, who are being replaced by Usher and Shakira—will air at the same time and reveal the big winner, who will receive a recording contract. Tell us: will you watch and vote? Who do you want to win?
Plus, see Christina’s changed Voice hairstyles!
Kelly Clarkson is engaged to Brandon Blackstock! “I’M ENGAGED!!!!!” the songstress excitedly Tweeted on Saturday. ”I wanted y’all to know!! Happiest night of my life last night! I am so lucky and am with the greatest man ever.” Kelly also posted a photo of her sparkler, thanks to some pressure from her fans, which includes a yellow canary diamond as the center stone, wrapped in a halo of white diamonds on a diamond-covered band. Her husband-to-be (who is the stepson of country legend Reba McEntire) co-designed the ring with jewelry creator Johnathon Arndt (a favorite of fellow country star Carrie Underwood), andClarkson revealed that she, too, will work with Arndt to design Brandon’s wedding ring.Congrats to the happy couple!
Plus, see the biggest celebrity rocks!
Adam Lambert plays hosts to some super fierce ladies tonight on VH1′s annual Divas celebration! Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, and Demi Lovato are all scheduled to perform for the show, which airs live from Los Angeles tonight at 9 p.m. EST. This year’s program will also celebrate dance music by honoring disco and dance legends Donna Summers and Whitney Houston. We can’t wait to see this!
Plus, see this year’s Grammy nominees!
Jewel is slated to release a Greatest Hits album in February, and there’s at least one very special guest making an appearance on the disc! Kelly Clarkson hit the studio with the folk-pop crooner (made famous in the late nineties for hit songs like “Who Will Save Your Soul” and “You Were Meant For Me”) to re-record her hit “Foolish Games” as a duet. “Kelly was amazing—she was a hoot to have in the studio,” Jewel told Billboard of their collaboration. “She had done “Foolish Games” in several talent shows prior to American Idol, so she really knew it. I’m such a fan of her voice and love what she added to the song.” When it originally came out in 1997, the song had a spot on the Batman & Robin soundtrack, as well as a 65-week run in the top 15 of the Billboard charts. We look forward to hearing the duo take it on together!
Plus, see Kelly and more at this year’s CMAs!