Wednesday, February 26 2014 2:04 PM EST2014-02-26 19:04:13 GMT
Coldplay has a new sound, Eminem and Rihanna are hitting the road together and Drake finally announces the release date of 'X' in this week's Your Week in Music.More >>
Coldplay has a new sound, Eminem and Rihanna are hitting the road together and Drake finally announces the release date of 'X' in this week's Your Week in Music. More >>
(RNN) - It takes a big voice to fill the shoes and dirndl (think German bodice-like dress) of Julie Andrews.
Carrie Underwood has been cast to play Maria von Trapp in the live adaptation of the iconic Sound of Music.
The production, airing in December on NBC, is based on the stage musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein that was adapted into the 1965 Oscar award-winning film starring Andrews and Christopher Plummer.
Stephen Moyer of True Blood fame is set to play Captain von Trapp.
Britney Spears lands Las Vegas show
Britney's back, yet again. Except this time it's in the form of a Las Vegas show.
Spears took to Good Morning America on Tuesday to announce a two-year, 50 show residency in Las Vegas. The show is called Britney: Piece of Me and will debut on Dec. 27 at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
According to Spears, Piece of Me will feature many of her hits including Oops! ... I Did It Again and Baby One More Time as well as songs from her upcoming album.
The title of the new album has yet to be announced but we do know it will be released on Dec. 3. This week Spears released a song off the upcoming album that has a slightly familiar ring for Britney, it's called Work B****.
Tickets for Piece of Me go on sale Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. ET.
No cat fight over 'Roar'; Sara Bareilles and Katy Perry are buds
Lately rumors have been swirling that Katy Perry's hit song Roaris a little too close to Sara Bareilles' Brave. Bareilles fans became outraged shortly after Perry released Roar, claiming she stole the melody from Brave.
However, on Tuesday Bareilles spoke out against the rumors and said she's not complaining about the recent spike in Brave's popularity.
"I was stoked. I was like, 'Great,'" Bareilles said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I was like, 'You guys want to go get (mad) about something and buy my music, that's great.'"
Bareilles went on to say that she and Perry are friends and have had recent discussions regarding the songs. Despite the talk of Perry stealing her tune, Bareilles said she doesn't feel like anything was taken from her artistically.
"I look at it as two female artists who are releasing a message of empowerment," she told the AP.
She later joked that she and Perry discussed doing a mashup of the two songs just to prove things were OK between them ... which if it did happen would sound something like this. We actually like the two songs together and don't think it's a bad idea - especially if they both danced out in public together like Bareilles did in the Brave video. Talk about YouTube success.
Brave was co-written with fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff and is the first single from Bareilles third album The Blessed Unrest, which was released in July.
Brave is back in the Top 40 after already reaching gold status and peaking at No. 31. Roar is currently No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Life after Idol
We admit when Season 11 rocker Colton Dixon got the boot from American Idol, we responded with maturity ... if by maturity you mean a few thinly veiled threats to quit watching and some popcorn kernels lobbed at the TV.
So our inner fangirl is more than a little happy/excited/insert other similar adjectives here that Dixon didn't fade into oblivion after his departure.
His Flock of Seagulls hairdo still in effect, Dixon has released a video for his single Never Gone.
Since his time on Idol, the rocker has brought some much needed edge to Christian music, which has largely subsisted on three-chord acoustic and soccer mom-friendly radio tracks.
"I had the (Idol) platform to kind of jump-start (my career). I'm not sure I would have been able to do Christian music had I won. I'm happy with the way things turned out, and I wouldn't change anything," he told USA Today.
He released his debut album, A Messenger, in January.
Rock on, Colton. Rock on.
Daft Punk releases full 'Lose Yourself to Dance' video
On Monday, Daft Punk released the full video for their single Lose Yourself to Dance featuring Pharrell Williams.
The electronic duo takes us back to the '70s with their disco-themed video and sparkly silver jackets. They also go to prove that sometimes a good beat is just about all it takes, no matter how repetitive the lyrics (for real, this song will get stuck in your head for days).
A teaser of the video first premiered on the MTV Video Music Awards.
Sheryl Crow goes country
If you haven't had the opportunity to check out Sheryl Crow's first country album Feels Like Home, then give it a little sample.
Noisetrade is currently offering a few songs from the album for free, including We Oughta Be Drinkin', Best of Times and Easy.
Regardless of the country vibe, the new songs are still classic Crow. Whether you choose her country songs or the classics, you can't go wrong.
All tips donated to Feel Like Home through Noisetrade will benefit the St. Jude Research Hospital.
Sunday, April 20 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-04-20 22:54:44 GMT
Metro firefighters are battling a house fire in south Nashville, late Saturday afternoon. Dispatchers tell WSMV that the call came from a neighbor, just after 3:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Blue WaterMore >>
Metro firefighters battled a house fire in south Nashville on late Saturday afternoon. More >>
Sunday, April 20 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:33:00 GMT
A pedestrian in a wheelchair was hit and killed while crossing the street in Madison early Sunday morning. Police say the victim was struck in the crosswalk by a van heading northbound at the intersectionMore >>
A pedestrian in a wheelchair was hit and killed while crossing the street in Madison early Sunday morning. The driver told police he had a green light and did not see the pedestrian until it was too late.More >>
Sunday, April 20 2014 8:19 AM EDT2014-04-20 12:19:29 GMT
Two women were hospitalized after crashing into a power pole early Sunday morning. The impact of the collision was so severe that the power pole snapped in half. According to the NES, more than 650 homesMore >>
Two women were hospitalized after crashing into a power pole early Sunday morning. According to the NES, more than 650 homes in Berry Hill lost power as a result. Crews will have to replace the pole to restore electricity.More >>
Sunday, April 20 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-04-20 04:23:36 GMT
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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced their preliminary findings in the Rio Ammunition manufacturing incident. The ATF National Response Team (NRT) has deemed the incidentMore >>
The ATF National Response Team (NRT) has deemed the incident as non-criminal in nature and has classified it as an industrial accidental explosion.More >>
Sunday, April 20 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-04-20 04:23:13 GMT
Metro Police arrested the man they believe shot three people, including a four-year-old boy. Police say 18-year-old Adarius Frazier, shot a man Thursday night in the Edgehill public housing area, andMore >>
Metro police arrested the man they believe shot three people, including a 4-year-old boy.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-04-19 22:58:53 GMT
A soldier with a Purple Heart is now the recipient of a silver medal. A parade of more than a hundred motorcycles went from Clarksville's Outlaw Field to Appleton Harley-Davidson Saturday for ParalympicMore >>
A soldier with a Purple Heart is now the recipient of a silver medal. A parade of more than a hundred motorcycles went from Clarksville's Outlaw Field to Appleton Harley-Davidson Saturday for Paralympic silver medalist Heath Calhoun.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-04-19 22:28:29 GMT
Almost 70-years after WWII ended, a veteran is being honored. Today, 93-year-old first class petty officer James Horton received one silver star, and three bronze service stars for his actions in battle. HortonMore >>
Almost 70 years after WWII ended, a veteran is being honored.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-04-19 19:59:05 GMT
Police are searching for the gunman responsible for a drive-by shooting in north Nashville Friday night. A man was shot outside a home on 14th Avenue North around 8:30 PM. There is no information onMore >>
Police are searching for the gunman of a drive-by shooting in north Nashville Friday night. The victim was shot outside a home on 14th Avenue N. and is expected to survive.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-04-19 19:58:21 GMT
A serious wreck forced a closure of the westbound lanes of I-24 in Rutherford county Saturday morning. Dispatch says the driver lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a tree near the Almaville RoadMore >>
A serious wreck forced a closure of the westbound lanes of I-24 in Rutherford county Saturday morning. Dispatch says the driver lost control and slammed into a tree. More >>