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Rapper Mystikal Indicted On Rape and Kidnapping Charges

(Radio.com) Rapper Mystikal has been indicted on first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping charges in Louisiana, according to a report from the local news station KSLA.

Mystikal (born Michael Lawrence Tyler) surrendered to police last month on the charges. At the time, he claimed he wanted '"to get this business reconciled, get this behind me, man."

The incident reportedly took place on October 22, 2016 at a casino in Shreveport, LA. Two other people were wanted in connection with the crime. Read more here.

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Carrie Underwood Sued Over 'Something in the Water'

(Radio.com) Carrie Underwood and her 'Something In the Water" co-writers Brett James and Chris DeStefano are being sued in federal court for copyright infringement.

A pair of Canadian songwriters Ron McNeill and Georgia Lyons claim they pitched a song by the same title to Underwood's longtime producer, Mark Bright, before the singer released her song, reports The Tennessean. They never heard back from Bright, Underwood or any of her representatives.

"The hook on the infringing work, as released on the album, is structurally and lyrically identical, and substantially similar melodically to plaintiffs' composition of the same title," reads the lawsuit.

In addition to naming Underwood, Bright, DeStefano and James, their publishing company and Sony Music Nashville are also defendants in the suit. Read the reaction from Underwood's camp here.

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Ariana Grande Almost Falls Off Stage During Concert

(Radio.com) Ariana Grande showed just how much of a pro she is in a video she posted on Instagram Tuesday, Sept. 9 after a show in Asia. The singer slipped on a stage prop, but kept her composure, kept singing, and best of all, kept her sense of humor.

She wrote, 'can't believe we made it to the second to last show without me slipping on that slippery a stool honestly I'll take it." Dancing between a band of shirtless dancers, the pop star didn't make any more missteps.

Her adoring mom had an equally perfect response, '"his is such a wonderful clip though' fans so concerned screaming, your adorable laughs & then Perfect Singing & you landed like a pro!! Xo." Read more here.

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Jay-Z Turned Down Super Bowl Halftime Performance?

(Radio.com) There are few gigs more coveted by recording artists than the chance to perform at the Super Bowl. According to The Source, JAY-Z was recently offered the treasured halftime performance and turned it down flat.

The upcoming Super Bowl LII is slated for Feb. 4, 2018 at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. While there has been no official word from JAY-Z's camp about the veracity of the claims, the NFL did make a statement to Pro Football Talk about the upcoming Super Bowl halftime show.

"No decisions have been made on the performer(s) and we are not going to speculate on particular artists," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told the site via email, never confirming or denying the JAY-Z rumors. "Along with Pepsi, we know that we will put on a spectacular show. When it is time to announce her name we will do it. Or his name. Or their names." Read more here.

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Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves, Midland Announce Tour

(Radio.com) Country acts Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves and Midland will team up for a U.S. tour next year. Dubbed "The Breakers Tour" for Little Big Town's latest album, The Breaker, the jaunt launches Feb. 8 in Oklahoma City, OK, at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Currently slated for 26 shows, more dates are expected to be added, according to a press release.Tickets for The Breakers Tour go on-sale everywhere Friday, September 22nd at 10am local time.

Two enhanced ticket experiences, the 'Happy People' and 'The Breaker' experiences, will be offered throughout the tour. Additional experiences include a meet & greet with Little Big Town, a Q&A session, exclusive merchandise, and more. To purchase tickets and for more information on all ticket experiences, visit the band's official site. See the dates here.

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Randy Travis Street Sign Unveiled In His Hometown

(Radio.com) Randy Travis made a stop in his hometown of Marshville, North Carolina Tuesday, September 20 to attend the dedication of a new street sign bearing his name.

Marshville Mayor Franklin Deese also gave the superstar the keys to the city, according to Taste of Country. The singer's wife, Mary Travis, spoke on her husband's behalf.

"Thank you so much for your kind words and your open arms," she said. "There's not many places you can go back to after 58 years and have that same kind of warm feeling. I'll tell you, he's an awful special man from a very special place. Thank you for honoring him today and allowing him to be the son of Marshville." Read more here.

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Taylor Swift Releases Behind The Scenes Clip

(Radio.com) After showing the world how she was transformed into a zombie for the clip, Taylor Swift has shared even more behind the scenes footage from the set of her "Look What You Made Me Do" music video.

In the new video, Swift reveals how the mountain of battling Taylor Swifts was created, calling it "the trippiest thing I've ever seen in my life." "Seeing all of them together is the weirdest feeling but it's awesome," Swift said of the lookalikes in the video.

"It's exciting. It's like, 'Oh that's a phase I went through when I was 16, but like, a girl is wearing it who looks just like me. But we're having a great time. We're all just chatting about life. That's gotta look weird."

At one point the singer is caught struggling with an unruly top hat during a fight scene.

"I had some hat problems because I got too excited," she quipped. "And it turns out that top hats aren't the best wardrobe for fighting." Watch how it all unfolded here.

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Artists Send Thoughts And Prayers to Mexico City Following Earthquake

(Radio.com) A devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico City on Tuesday and the death toll stands at 248, according to CBS News. While images of destruction and tragedy spread across social media. Musicians have responded to the grim news, offering their thoughts and prayers to survivors of the event.


Beyonce led the tributes with a stark white-on-black Instagram post: "GOD BLESS MEXICO AND PUERTO RICO." Selena Gomez, Nicki Minaj, Kacey Musgraves, Common and others shared their reactions and expressed affection for Mexico City--a frequent stop on North American tours.

UNICEF Mexico is accepting donations to fund relief efforts while supplies and food can be donated to Red Cross Mexico, Oxfam Mexico, and Save the Children Mexico. See all the posts here.

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Jason Aldean Announces Annual 'Concert for the Cure' Benefit

(Radio.com) Country star Jason Aldean has revealed details for the 2017 edition of his "Concert for the Cure." The annual event is set for Oct. 20 at at Louisville, KY's KFC YUM Center, part of Aldean's current They Don't Know Tour.

Featuring special guests Chris Young, Kane Brown and Dee Jay Silver, the night continues Aldean's longstanding partnership with breast cancer fighting organization Susan G. Komen, as he will donate a portion from all ticket sales garnered throughout the year to Komen Kentucky.

"As long as I have the chance, I will do my part and raise awareness for this cause," Aldean said in a press statement. "My fans keep fighting the battle with this terrible disease along with us, and our dream is that nobody has to fight the disease anymore." Read more here.

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Demi Lovato Will Discuss Sexuality In New Documentary

(Radio.com) Demi Lovato took to social media this afternoon with a message for those speculating about her sexuality. "Just because I'm refuse to label myself for the sake of a headline doesn't mean I'm not going to stand up for what I believe in," she wrote.

"If you're that curious about my sexuality, watch my documentary," she continued. "But I don't owe anybody anything." The posts echo the sentiment the "Sorry Not Sorry" singer recently shared in an interview with PrideSource.

"I just feel like everyone's always looking for a headline and they always want their magazine or TV show or whatever to be the one to break what my sexuality is," Lovato told the publication. "I feel like it's irrelevant to what my music is all about. I stand up for the things that I believe in and the things that I'm passionate about, but I like to keep my personal life as private as possible when it comes to dating and sexuality and all that stuff just because it has nothing to do with my music. Unfortunately, we live in a world where everyone is trying to get that soundbite and I am purposefully not giving the soundbite. Watch my documentary."

"I feel like it's irrelevant to what my music is all about. I stand up for the things that I believe in and the things that I'm passionate about, but I like to keep my personal life as private as possible when it comes to dating and sexuality and all that stuff just because it has nothing to do with my music," she continued. "Unfortunately, we live in a world where everyone is trying to get that soundbite and I am purposefully not giving the soundbite. Watch my documentary."

The singer's documentary Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated debuts October 12 on YouTube. See Demi's tweets here.

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Migos' Offset Honors Grandmother With Cancer Research Campaign

(Radio.com) Offset from the group Migos is proving to be much more than just "Bad and Boujee." In honor of his late grandmother, the rapper has teamed up with the American Cancer Society to launch a campaign to raise $500,000 for medical research.

"It was really tough losing my grandma to cancer and one of the hardest things I have dealt with in my life," Offset said to the American Cancer Society in a press statement. "She motivated me to do my best and go for it, one of my biggest coaches."

Sallie Ann Smith, the rapper's grandmother and a major influence in his life, died of bladder cancer in 2012. "Losing a loved one to cancer is devastating, and we need to continue to help educate our communities about early detection and screening guidelines," shared Offset's mom, Latabia Woodward, an American Cancer Society supporter and volunteer for over a decade. "I am incredibly proud of Offset's desire to help save the lives of others, genuine heart, and talent as an artist."

"It's a great opportunity for me to help, to give back," Offest told Atlanta's V-103 regarding the project. Offset's mother also revealed that she has long been involved with the American Cancer Society, starting as a volunteer with her sorority. Read more here.

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Miranda Lambert Performs with Father and Boyfriend Anderson East

(Radio.com) Miranda Lambert performed with her father, Rick Lambert, and her boyfriend Anderson East during a special show in Nashville on Tuesday night (September 19).

The concert, filmed for an upcoming episode of PBS show, Front and Center, found Lambert sharing the stage with many of the co-writers on her latest full-length hit, The Weight of These Wings.

"It's very much the story of my last couple of years and all the things you go through in life," Lambert said of the album during the show, according to The Tennessean. "Thank you to all of the songwriters for going down this road with me and spending your time on my journey."

Among those co-writers included Lambert's current boyfriend, Anderson East, who hit the stage along with Natalie Hemby to perform their song, "Getaway Driver," with Miranda. Read more here.

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Ty Dolla $ign Announces 'Beach House 3' Release With 2 New Songs

(Radio.com) Rapper Ty Dolla $ign has finally given fans a firm release date for his long-awaited album, Beach House 3. The new full-length is set to debut on October 27.

Along with the release date announcement, the all-around musical renaissance man shared two new tracks from the set, "Dawsin's Breek," featuring Jeremih and "Message in a Bottle."

The new tunes follow the two previously shared songs from the set, "Love U Better," featuring Lil Wayne and The-Dream and "So Am I," featuring Damian Marley and Skrillex. Check out the explicit tracks here.

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Thomas Rhett's Wife Lauren Akins Jokes that Daughter Cut Her Hair

(Radio.com) Country star Thomas Rhett's wife Lauren Akins has undergone a major hair transformation, and she jokingly blamed it on the couple's 21-month-old daughter Willa Gray.

Akins posted a photo on social media of the toddler grasping a long blonde ponytail of Lauren's hair in one hand and a lollipop in the other. "Willa Gray got into my scissors this morning. hahah jk.

"We just had a day date at @thedryhousenashville and Ali chopped over a FOOT off my hair #mamaneededlesshair #ifeelfreeeeeee @pantene my excess hair is coming your way!" Read more here.

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Singled Out: Nick Dean's How Did We?

Nick Dean, who is an alternative-pop singer/songwriter/producer and filmmaker, just released a brand new single called "How Did We?" and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

"How Did We?" was written in December of last year. I had just flown into LA from Italy. I had been working on my EP since the summer with Mike Miller, my friend and longtime collaborator, and knew we wanted to get one more record in before the end of the year. Mike and I had just landed and only had 48 hours to make something with him before I had to fly back to Europe. In retrospect, the time crunch, plus the jet lag influenced the whole vibe/sound of the record. I was tired, a bit off, and my voice was scratchy. I really didn't think we were going to make something relatively worth releasing in that amount of time. When I was writing it, I kept on thinking in my head, "How did I get here?," thinking I was in Europe only a day ago.

When the lyrics started coming out, I started pulling from a night out I had on Halloween where I woke up and for the first time, didn't remember the night. The irony of how a night I didn't remember somehow becoming memorable to me inspired me. Turning a memory that, at the time, bugged me, into something fun to look back on.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself here and learn more about Nick right here!

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