MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018
730 CKDM BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Time is running out to get your entries in for the 730 CKDM Battle of the Bands competition!
Dauphin's Countryfest along with sponsor 730 CKDM proudly present the 16th Annual Battle of the Bands competition!
Both organizations strive to support and encourage amateur talent from across the country.
This year's competition will be held on Thursday, June 28th on the Credit Union Corral Stage.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 contest. Click HERE to download the application.
Deadline to apply is May 11th, 2018.
MARIAH CAREY REVEALS BIPOLAR DIAGNOSIS
Mariah Carey has revealed she has a bipolar disorder. She tells People magazine she was diagnosed with Bipolar Two in 2001 after having a mental and physical breakdown. That was right after an infamous incident in which she delivered ice cream to the set of M-T-V's ``Total Request Live'' and performed a striptease. Carey says she was in denial and fear all these years that someone would expose her diagnosis and destroy her career. She got help after some recent setbacks, including a broken engagement and her E! reality show. Carey is in therapy and she says she found the right balance of medication, which she calls the most important part.
POLICE: ROBBERY SUSPECT SAYS HE DID IT FOR TAYLOR SWIFT
Police say a 26-year-old man was trying to impress Taylor Swift by robbing a bank and throwing the cash over her fence. Bruce Rowley of Derby, Connecticut, has been charged with robbing one-thousand, 600 dollars from a bank in Ansonia, Connecticut, on April 4th. Police say it appears Rowley wanted to propose to Swift by tossing the money over the fence at her home in Westerly, Rhode Island. Rowley led Rhode Island State Police on a chase back to Connecticut, where he was arrested. Rowley is being held on 100-thousand-dollars bond. Court records do not list a defence attorney.
ACM AWARDS: THE RETURN TO LAS VEGAS
The musicians preparing to attend the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday say they're experiencing a range of emotions. Jason Aldean was performing at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas in October when a gunman opened fire. Fifty-eight people were killed and hundreds more injured. Aldean says he has ``one really horrible memory from Las Vegas'' but ``a thousand great ones.'' He points out he won his first award there, and he won entertainer of the year there. Dierks Bentley says he met his wife in Las Vegas and got engaged there. Bentley says Reba McEntire is a great choice of a host to move everyone forward while still acknowledging the tragedy. The A-C-Ms will air live on C-B-S.
ACM AWARDS PLAN DUETS OF 1993 SONGS
The Academy of Country Music Awards will flash back 25-years this Sunday. A segment of the show will showcase three duets featuring songs from 1993. Toby Keith will pair with Blake Shelton for ``Should've Been A Cowboy.'' Alan Jackson teams with Jon Pardi for ``Chattahoochee.'' Host Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson will sing together on ``Does He Love You.''
MEEK MILL GETS PRISON VISIT FROM OWNERS OF PATRIOTS AND 76ERS
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is throwing his support behind Meek Mill. Kraft and Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin visited Mill in prison on Tuesday. After the visit, Kraft called for criminal justice reform. He says ``the right thing will happen'' with Mill and he will be released soon.
Mill was sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating probation on a drugs and guns case from 2008. Mill's lawyers say the judge is turning his case into a ``personal vendetta.'' The judge says the jail time is merited because of Mill's drug use, arrests and other issues.
CHEAP TRICK RECALLS ROCK HALL INDUCTION AS NEW CONCERT DVD IS RELEASED
Singer Robin Zander doesn't remember a whole lot about Cheap Trick's 2016 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Zander says he remembers Kid Rock giving a clever speech, his family having a good time and ``Steve Miller being mad at everybody.'' Lucky for him, Cheap Trick is included in a new D-V-D, ``Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: In Concert 2014-2017.'' Other acts featured on the D-V-D include Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Cat Stevens, Nirvana, Chicago and Ringo Starr. Zander says one of the pleasures of their induction was performing with drummer Bun E Carlos again. He says Carlos doesn't tour or record with Cheap Trick but is still considered a band member, and it was a lot of fun to play together.
KACEY MUSGRAVES THINKS BIG ON ``GOLDEN HOUR''
It's a source of pride for Kacey Musgraves when someone tells her, ``I don't like country music, but I love your music.'' She says she's always wanted to be the kind of artist who can play Bonnaroo or Coachella and then play a country festival.
Musgraves says she wanted to try new things for her ``Golden Hour'' album, but she didn't want people to think she ``tried to get weird for weird's sake.'' She says she was adamant about evolving without losing the spirit of her character.
(The Associated Press)