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Country Hitmaker Shane McAnally’s Songwriting and Producing Catalog Acquired by CTM Outlander (EXCLUSIVE)

Chris Willman Senior Music Writer and Chief Music Critic Days before he’ll attend the Tony Awards as an original score nominee for “Shucked,” country music hitmaker Shane McAnally has announced that rights to much of his songwriting and producing catalog have been acquired by CTM Outlander, a company that has moved aggressively into publishing deals with a particular eye toward investing in renowned Nashville tunesmiths. Also being picked up by CTM Outlander are songs by four writers in McAnally’s SMACKsongs stable: Josh Osbourne, Matt McGinn and Old Dominion members Matthew Ramsey and Trevor Rosen. Additionally, the company will handle global administration for SMACKsongs and SMACKBlue publishing.

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Blake Shelton's Last 'Voice' Finale: Gwen Stefani, Nick Jonas, John Legend and More to Return
is preparing to say goodbye to Blake Shelton with a star-studded season 23 finale!NBC announced on Tuesday that a historic lineup of show-stopping performers and returning favorites will be on hand for next week's two-part finale, as the show bids farewell to Blake, who has been with the singing competition since its very first season back in 2011.Former coaches and mentors who will make an appearance to celebrate Blake's last hurrah include, of course, Gwen Stefani, as well as Camila Cabello, Jennifer Hudson, Nick Jonas, John Legend, Usher, Pharrell Williams and Dolly Parton.The season 23 coaches will also be on hand, as Blake, Kelly Clarkson, Niall Horan and Chance the Rapper take the stage to perform with their Top 5 artists: Gina Miles, NOIVAS, D. Smooth, Sorelle and Grace West.Part one of the finale on Monday night will also include performances by Lewis Capaldi — who will take the stage with his emotional new single, «Wish You the Best» — and Alex Newell, who will make history performing «Independently Owned» from the hit Broadway musical, marking the show's first performance from a Broadway production.On Tuesday, former coaches Adam Levine and CeeLo Green will perform — Levine and Maroon 5 will take the stage with their new single, «Middle Ground,» while CeeLo's performance remains a surprise.Country star Lily Rose will also perform on Tuesday, joining Diplo for their new song, «Sad in the Summer,» while breakout artist Toosii will perform his chart-climbing hit, «Favorite Song.»ET spoke with Blake ahead of Monday's live semifinal show, where he opened up about making the decision to leave the competition after 23 seasons and a record-setting nine wins.«I'm excited.
White House Correspondents’ Dinner Shows Biden Can Take a Joke and Occasionally Tell One
President Joe Biden showed he can take a joke or two aimed at him, and dish them out as well, while honoring the media Saturday night at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington, D.C. Some of the celebs making their way down the red carpet at the event included actor Jerry O’Connell and wife Rebecca Romijn, WNBA star Brittney Griner and wife Cherelle Griner, model Winnie Harlow, actress Angelica Ross, actor Liev Schreiber and singer John Legend.Marvel screenwriter and actor Clark Gregg was there, along with actor Phil Coulson, John Leguizamo and wife Justine Maurer, “The View” co-host Sunny Hostin, along with “Game of Thrones” actress Lena Headey and her actor husband Marc Menchaca.Addressing the room of journalists, politicians and entertainers, Biden pulled no punches while talking about Donald Trump or Fox News and while expressing his reverence for press freedom, the 80-year-old president even poked fun at his own age.“I believe in the First Amendment – not just because my good friend Jimmy Madison wrote it,” Biden said, referring to James Madison, the fourth U.S. president and a primary author of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.Biden also tossed some ageist trash-talk at Rupert Murdoch, 92-year-old owner of Fox News, saying, “You think that I don’t like Rupert Murdoch.
John Roger Stephens (born December 28, 1978), known professionally as John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter, producer, actor, and philanthropist. Prior to the release of Legend's debut album, Get Lifted, (2004) he had collaborated with already established artists and signed to Kanye West's GOOD Music. Legend has sung on Jay-Z's "Encore", Alicia Keys's "You Don't Know My Name", Dilated Peoples' "This Way", Slum Village's "Selfish", Fort Minor's "High Road", and played piano on Lauryn Hill's "Everything Is Everything". Legend's single "All of Me" from his fourth studio album Love in the Future (2013) was a Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit.