Lady Antebellum and Gavin DeGraw will perform during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest on ABC this year, according to the Hollywood Reporter. "Being included in such an iconic music event like Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve further strengthens the Music City brand and Nashville as a destination," said Karl Dean.
Carrie Underwood has released the music video for "Something in the Water," a cut from her upcoming album, Greatest Hits: Decade #1, due December 9. In the video, Carrie is joined by a bevy of dancers and a choir in a spectacle that's sure to impress. She posted a link to Twitter following her appearance on the 2014 CMA Awards, which she hosted alongside Brad Paisley.
Beyoncé congratulated new mom Kelly Rowland with a sincere and heartfelt letter. After Rowland and husband Tim Witherspoon welcomed their first son Titan Jewell, Beyoncé took to Instagram to share a photo of a baby holding hands with his parents. "There's no better feeling than holding my beautiful nephew."
R.E.M. is set to release 7IN-83-88, a compilation that collects their singles released on the independent label IRS from 1983-1988. The set is due in stores December 9. The singles come with replicas of their original picture sleeves. R.E.M. retired on September 21, 2011. Over their career they released fifteen studio albums.
Billy Joel has released "Maybe I'm Amazed," a cover of the Paul McCartney classic from the upcoming tribute album, The Art of McCartney, due November 18. Joel also covers "Live and Let Die" on the upcoming set. "Paul stepped up to the plate and knocked it out of the park," Joel told Rolling Stone of "Live and Let Die."
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have announced that they will perform a second night at the Royal Albert Hall on June 9 following huge demand for tickets to their June 8 concert. As Digital Spy points out, the gigs are being held in support of the children's charity WellChild and will see the duo accompanied by a big band and orchestra as they sing a number of jazz standards.