While she wasn’t in the final running to become the winner of ‘American Idol‘ this season, Skylar Laine still got to perform on the big finale tonight (May 23). Oh, and did we mention Reba McEntire was there, too? Laine rocked the ‘Idol’ stage for one last time alongside McEntire, performing the country superstar’s hit single ‘Turn On the Radio.’
Scotty McCreery isn’t the only country superstar celebrating the Season 11 finale of ‘American Idol.’ Reba McEntire is set to perform on tonight’s episode (May 23) with country hopeful Skylar Laine, who placed No. 4 this season after being eliminated a few weeks ago.
The death of actor George Lindsey was sad news for followers of ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ and ‘Hee Haw’ over the weekend. And among those fans were country stars like Reba McEntire, who expressed her heavy heart in a Twitter post on Sunday night.
The arrival of Jessica Simpson’s baby has transcended the pop world. Even country stars are taking notice of the fact that Simpson has finally given birth. On Wednesday, Reba McEntire congratulated 31-year-old pop singer, who put out a country album in 2008 (though her twang career was short-lived).
With 2011 more than half over — and the summer concert season winding down — Billboard has tallied up the totals for the year’s biggest tours so far, and a number of country artists are going strong.
U2 leads the list, with a nearly $175 million gross, with the top five rounded out by Roger Waters ($114 million), Bon Jovi ($107 million), Lady Gaga ($72 million), and Usher ($70 million). And the ye