Atlanta R&B star Ne-Yo on Twitter last week noted he was working with Carrie Underwood in Nashville.
Speaking of Nashville, Danny Gokey, who would seem like a shoo in to go gospel/Christian, has told EW.com that he’s leaning country. The fact he’s singing two Rascal Flatts songs on tour is a clue.
And speaking of Underwood, People reports she will be co-hosting the CMA Awards again with Brad Paisley.
“Last time,” remembers Paisley, “it was pretty late notice when we got word we were doing it, so we didn’t necessarily prepare the same way then as we will this time. This time we have more advance time.”
“I thought we did a good job,” Underwood says about last year’s show. “I wasn’t nervous about being asked back. But I was hoping they would ask us.” Adds Paisley: “I figured if they wanted us back they’d ask and if not, we’d get to sit and watch somebody else go through it.”
Underwood has won many many CMA awards. It airs on ABC November 11.
And with the CMA special on ABC Monday and Kellie Pickler opening for Taylor Swift next Wednesday at Gwinnett Arena, I’m hoping to nab Pickler for an interview Friday. It’s been a year since I’ve talked to her, so why not?
MJ has also reported that Neil Patrick Harris is guest judging in Dallas as well. Joe Jonas was there just a single day. I love Neil Patrick Harris on “How I Met Your Mother” and the man did a great job hosting the Tony Awards and will do the honors at the Emmys next month.