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“Best night of my life!”: Carrie Underwood sings with Axl Rose at Stagecoach

One of Carrie Underwood‘s longtime dreams has became reality. 

During her headlining set at Stagecoach Festival in California this weekend, the country superstar brought out Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose to perform a couple of the rock band’s classic hits, “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Paradise City.” A video posted by Stagecoach shows Axl taking lead vocals while Carrie harmonies on “Paradise City” as she struts around the stage. 

On Instagram, Carrie shared a series of photos from the epic moment as the two rock out together, with the set ending with a hug. 

“Best. Night. Of. My. Life!!! I am still freaking out!!! Thank you, Axl, for making this lifelong dream come true!!! You rocked that @stagecoach stage harder than anyone has ever rocked it before!” Carrie raved in the caption. 

Carrie hasn’t been shy about her love for rock and heavy metal music, having covered “Paradise City” at CMA Fest in 2013 and inviting Joan Jett to perform with her at 2019 CMA Fest.

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U.S. Marshals service offers $10,000 reward for information on escaped Alabama inmate and corrections officer

The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a $10,000 reward for information regarding a missing inmate and corrections officer in Alabama. The service took up the case of escaped Lauderdale County Jail inmate Casey Cole White, 38, and Assistant Director of Corrections Vicki White, who went missing after they left the jail together on Friday morning. Despite sharing a last name, the two are not related. U.S. Marshal Marty Keely encouraged anyone with information on Casey White’s location to contact the U.S. Marshal’s Service but warned that he should not be approached, as he is considered dangerous:  “Do not attempt to apprehend this fugitive,” Keely said.

Casey White and Vicki White disappeared at 9:41 a.m. Friday, after Vicki White told colleagues she was taking the inmate to the Lauderdale County Courthouse for a mental evaluation by herself.  However, Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton said there were no court appearances scheduled for the man and transporting him alone was “a strict violation of policy.”  In addition, Vicki White also told colleagues she was going to seek medical attention after dropping Casey White off at the courthouse because she was feeling unwell; her patrol vehicle was found in a shopping center parking lot less than 2 hours later and the inmate never returned to custody.

Casey White was charged with murder, murder for hire, and burglary in relation to the 2015 death of 58-year-old Connie Ridgeway at her home in Rogersville, Alabama. Casey White had confessed to the murder and was awaiting trial at the jail. according to the U.S. Marshals Service. He is believed to be a serious threat to the public.

Casey White is described by the Marshals Service as being 6 feet 9 inches tall and weighing around 260 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair. Anyone with information about Casey White or the location of Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office Assistant Director of Corrections Vicki White is encouraged to call the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102. Anonymous tips can be submitted through the U.S. Marshals Tip App.

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One person dead, five others injured in shooting at Mississippi Mudbug Festival

Authorities said that one person was killed and five others were injured when multiple shooters opened fire Saturday at the Mississippi Mudbug Festival in Jackson, Mississippi. The person who died is suspected to have been one of the shooters and was shot by a law enforcement officer responding to the scene at the state fairgrounds.

The incident occurred around 10 p.m. Saturday during the Second Annual Mississippi Mudbug Festival in Jackson. Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones said other people injured were hospitalized in stable condition Sunday morning, including a police officer. Jones posted on Twitter early Sunday morning the injured “appear to be stable at this time and don’t appear to be directly involved in the shooting or circumstances that led to the shooting.”  Four victims were taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center for treatment, Jones said.

The second annual Mudbug Festival was billed as a family fun event with live bands, carnival rides and a crawfish boil and eating contest. This year’s Mudbug Festival featured musical headliners, including Blue Oyster Cult and Laine Hardy. Blues musician Bobby Rush had been scheduled to close out the festival with a performance Sunday night. Sunday’s events at the Mississippi Mudbug Festival, which was supposed to be the festival’s final day, were canceled.

Recovered at the scene were two rifles, one pistol and a “large magnitude of different-caliber shell casings.” Two juveniles were detained, but no charges have been filed in the incident, authorities said. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the probe due to an officer being involved in the shooting.

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Eric Church isn't just an important collaborator for Chris Janson — he's a great friend, too

Eric Church's name pops up several times on the credits of Chris Janson's new album, All In. He's a guest vocalist, co-writer and even a co-producer on a couple of tracks. But before all that, Chris says, he was just a friend who offered Chris a much-needed confidence boost.

“I look at it like, How can I make the best record?' And I'll tell you, one moment that really solidified that for me was sitting on a fishing boat with Eric Church,” Chris recounts to ABC Audio.

“He's like, Dude, a couple of things I want to say to you: You have made it. Just in case you're ever wondering, you've made it,'” the singer continues, adding that that confidence boost came at just the right time.

“I do wonder. I mean, we all wonder. Everybody has a little bit of insecurity inside. I don't care who they are, what they do for a living,” Chris reflects.

Eric is one of Chris' country music heroes, and an important collaborator on All In, but all that aside, he's a good friend, too.

“This is before we wrote a song together for this album. This is before we did a duet together,” the younger star notes. “He was like, Man, I just encourage you as you're making this next record — just be Chris Janson. Just be what people love…Be what I love.'”

Though nothing's better than a good friendship, the musical collaboration is a nice perk, too. Chris and Eric joined forces on a song called “You, Me & the River,” a murder ballad that Eric wrote solo. That song — and a spooky music video to match — came out Friday.

All In also arrived on Friday. It's Chris' fourth studio project.

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The Judds are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame one day after Naomi Judd passes away at age 76

The Judds were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday, just one day after Naomi Judd died unexpectedly at age 76. The country music world mourned Naomi Judd while also celebrating this year’s four Hall of Fame inductees: The Judds, Ray Charles, Eddie Bayers and Pete Drake.

The Judds — mom Naomi, and daughter Wynonna Judd — were among the most popular duos of the 1980s, scoring 14 No. 1 hits during their nearly three-decade career.  Wynonna and her sister, actor Ashley Judd,  accepted the induction amid tears, holding onto each other and reciting a Bible verse together. “I’m sorry that she couldn’t hang on until today,” Ashley Judd said of her mother to the crowd while crying.  Wynonna Judd talked about the family gathering as they said goodbye to her and she and Ashley Judd recited Psalm 23.  Said Wynonna: “Though my heart is broken I will continue to sing.” On the eve of the induction ceremonhy, the family said in a statement that Naomi Judd died at the age of 76 due to “the disease of mental illness.”

Many performers paid tribute to the Judds during the ceremony, including country singer Carly Pearce performing The Judds 1986 hit “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days),” and the duo of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings covering their No 1 hit from 1989 “Young Love (Strong Love)”. Tommy Simms sang their classic song, “Love Can Build a Bridge;” Brandi Carlile had been scheduled to sing “Love Can Build a Bridge” at the medallion ceremony, but had to withdraw from the performance after being diagnoses with COVID-19.  Carlile posted an Instagram video Sunday with an at-home rendering of the tune, recorded alongside her daughter.

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Watch Carrie Underwood perform with Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose at Stagecoach Festival

Carrie Underwood surprised fans during her headlining set Saturday at the Stagecoach Festival when she was joined by Axl Rose to perform a pair of Guns N’ Roses classics.  Just after Underwood sang the opening verse and chorus of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” with her band, she announced to the crowd. “Welcome to the greatest night of my life. Give it up for Axl Rose!”  After the duo’s performance of ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ wrapped up, the band immediately launched into another GNR hit, “Paradise City” and Underwood told the crowd, “You thought we were finished?

Underwood is a longtime GNR fan, who frequently sang “Paradise City” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine” in concert earlier in her career. She has long been vocal about her love of GNR; during an appearance on The Tonight Show in 2020, she shared that she ditched her family following her own long tour in order to see GNR in concert.  Underwood said of the GNR reunion: “It was kind of a lifelong dream of mine I never thought would happen.”  Following that show, Underwood actually met Rose backstage and said. “It’s hard to meet your heroes, because I do consider him someone who taught me how to sing. But he was super cool and great and nice and we talked. We’re best friends.” 

Take a look at Carrie and Axl’s Stagecoach performance – here.

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Miley Cyrus drops deluxe version of her latest album ‘Attention: Miley Live’

Miley Cyrus has released the deluxe version of her latest album ‘Attention: Miley Live’. 

The latest album- Miley’s first-ever live album — featured Cyrus performing a variety of songs that fans helped select. Amongst the songs included were: “Attention” and “You” as well as more famous older songs such as “We Can’t Stop” “Wrecking Ball” and “Nothing Compares.” Cyrus also included live cover performances of famous classics such as “Heart of Glass” by Blondie, “Jolene” by Dolly Parton and “Like a Prayer” by Madonna.

The deluxe edition adds six new bonus tracks, including ‘WTF Do I Know,’ a mash-up of ‘Mother’s Daughter’ and ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ featuring Anitta, a second version of the unreleased track ‘You,’ ‘Nothing Breaks Like a Heart,’ Plastic Hearts highlight ‘Angels Like You’ and single ‘Fly on the Wall.’ 

To purchase/stream the deluxe edition of  Attention: Miley Live’ head – here.

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Billboard announces first-ever Billboard MusicCon in Las Vegas

Billboard announced Billboard MusicCon, a ‘first-of-its-kind event that will celebrate the past year in music while setting the tone for what artists, trends, and songs will dominate the music landscape in the year to come.’  Billboard MusicCon will take place Friday, May 13-Saturday, May 14 at Las Vegas’ newest immersive entertainment venue, AREA15.

Julian Holguin, President of Billboard, said: “We are so thrilled to be back in-person for the first Billboard Music Awards in two years. We couldn’t think of a better time to launch Billboard MusicCon, two robust days of world class programming with one-of-kind access to artists, creators, and industry leaders discussing and celebrating the ever-evolving music industry. We felt the timing was right and these discussions are the perfect note to kick off such a special weekend in music.”

Tickets are on sale now. For ticket information, additional event details, and COVID-19 protocols visit and follow on Instagram and Twitter at @billboard #BBMusicCon.

The 2022 Billboard Music Awards, hosted by Sean “DIDDY” Combs, will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 15 at 8 p.m. on NBC and will stream live on Peacock.

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Ashley and Wynonna Judd evoke their mother Naomi's irrepressible spirit at The Judds' Hall of Fame induction

Sunday night at the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Medallion Ceremony, CMA and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year Carly Pearce sang “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Ole Days),” as the country music family struggled with the passing of the legendary Naomi Judd, just one day before her induction into the genre’s most hallowed ranks.

“My Mama loved you so much, and she appreciated your love for her. And I’m sorry that she couldn’t hang on until today,” her daughter, actress Ashley Judd, said through tears while accepting on her behalf. “Your esteem for her and your regard for her really penetrated her heart and it was your affection for her that did keep her going in these past years.” 

Naomi passed away on Saturday, after being “lost” to “the disease of mental illness,” in the words of a statement put out by her daughters, Ashley and Wynonna

Standing alongside her sister, Ashley pointed out that the induction equally honored her sibling, whom she called the GOAT, joking that she lived on a farm and didn’t seem to realize it means “the greatest of all time,” as Wynonna played along.

Wy herself kept the Judds’ spunk going, admitting she hadn’t prepared anything, expecting her mother to do most of the talking. The audience roared with laughter, knowing Naomi’s irrepressible personality. 

“My heart’s broken, and I feel so blessed, and it’s a very strange dynamic, to be this broken and this blessed,” Wynonna admitted, before revealing her mother’s last moments.

“This is the first time I’ve talked since saying goodbye to her,” she went on. “At 2:20, I kissed her on the forehead, and I walked away… The last thing we did together as a family with her is…we all gathered around her, and we said ‘The Lord is my shepherd…'” before continuing to recite the 23rd Psalm.

Fellow Kentuckian Ricky Skaggs presided over The Judds official induction into the Hall of Fame.  

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