Music News

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood team for CBS special Garth & Trisha Live!

ABC/Randy HolmesAmid the endless headlines about the COVID-19 pandemic, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will offer up a temporary diversion on Wednesday with their CBS concert special, Garth & Trisha Live! The concert, performed totally live from Brooks and Yearwood’s home recording studio, will feature the husband and wife duo bringing the “comfort and shared joy of music during this…read more »

John Prine in critical condition due to COVID-19

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for StagecoachBeloved singer and songwriter John Prine has been hospitalized and listed in critical condition due to COVID-19, his family announced in a statement on Sunday. The statement, posted on Prine’s official Twitter page, reveals he was “hospitalized on Thursday and intubated Saturday evening.” Prine, 73, “continues to receive care,” the statement continues, “but…read more »

Elton John bands together with artists like Mariah Carey and Backstreet Boys for iHeart Living Room Concert For America

Ian Gavan/Getty Images for HarlequinsAs America grapples with the rising COVID-19 pandemic, Elton John teamed up with an array of artists on Sunday night to “lift your spirits” for the first ever iHeart Living Room Concert For America that aired on Fox. The concert not only served as means to comfort those worried about the outbreak, but it also helped raise…read more »

“American Idol” recap: Aloha, it’s judgement day

ABC/Karen NealAloha Hawaii! American Idol changed up the scenery and headed to beautiful Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa on Sunday to narrow down the Top 40. The contestants and judges — Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan — got a chance to soak up some fun in the sun before it’s back to business.  Each American Idol hopeful performed in front…read more »

Selena Gomez serenades fans with an acoustic cover of a gospel song

ABC/Image Group LAIn an effort to help inspire emotionally drained fans who are staying home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Selena Gomez treated everyone on Saturday to a rare acoustic performance of Kari Jobe’s “The Blessing.” Sitting by a piano being played by her friends Anna Golden and Liz Golden, fans were also quick to notice a new light-up sign displayed prominently in the background,…read more »

“I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” songwriter Alan Merrill dies from COVID-19 complications

Neil H Kitson/RedfernsThe man behind Joan Jett & the Blackhearts’ #1 hit “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” died from the COVID-19 coronavirus.  Alan Merrill, a veteran singer/guitarist who co-wrote the song in 1975 for his band The Arrows, was 69. Merrill’s passing daughter Laura confirmed his passing on Facebook on Sunday, “The Coronavirus took my father this morning.  I was given 2 minutes…read more »