Entertainment Jennifer Hudson Takes the 2021 CMA Awards to Church with Aretha Franklin's 'You Are My Sunshine'
Luke Bryan to Host 55th Annual CMA Awards
Two-time Country Music Association entertainer of the year winner Luke Bryan will host the upcoming 55th annual CMA Awards.This will mark country star and American Idol host Bryan’s debut as host of the CMA Awards. He previously co-hosted the Academy of Country Music Awards for five consecutive years, co-hosting alongside Blake Shelton from 2013-2015 and alongside Dierks Bentley in 2016-2017.
demanded R-E-S-P-E-C-T at the 2021 CMA Awards.
At the Nashville award show on Wednesday, the singer, 40, brought down the house when she performed"Nigh Life," followed by "You Are My Sunshine" with , in tribute to the late Queen of Soul, whom she recently portrayed in the biopic Respect.
The performance marked Hudson's debut on the award show stage, and her final notes in the song had everyone in the crowd on their feet cheering.
Missy Elliott To Receive Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Missy Elliott will be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. On Nov. 8 the “Get Ur Freak On” rapper will become the 2,708th star with hers being placed in front of Amoeba Records. Ciara and Lizzo, alongside Elliott’s longtime manager Mona Scott-Young, will help unveil the star. “Missy Elliott has brokenOn Nov. 8 the "Get Ur Freak On" rapper will become the 2,708th star with hers being placed in front of Amoeba Records.
The duo joined a star-studded roster of performers, which also included, who is hosting the show, , , , featuring and , and .
More performances include:and , , , , and , , , , , , featuring and Madeline Edwards, and and .
Video: CMA Awards 2021: Inside Country Music’s Big Night (ETonline)
RELATED VIDEO: 'Nervous' to Meet Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini Reveals She 'Shattered' Wine Glass in Mouth
Jennifer Hudson Syndicated Daytime Talk Show From Warner Bros Eyed For Fall 2022
A new daytime talk show hosted by Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson is hitting the syndicated marketplace, sources confirm to Deadline. The project, from Warner Bros Unscripted Television in association with Telepictures, has just been taken out and is being pitched to the major station groups for a potential fall 2022 launch. At Warner Bros, the talker is envisioned as a successor to the studio’s long-running hit The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which is in its final season. The new hopeful is executive produced by Ellen executive producers Andy Lassner and Mary Connelly and it taped a presentation on the Ellen stage as part of the pitch to station groups.
For Stapleton, 43, the performance marked yet another successful night at the award show — tracing back to his explosion in the country music scene in 2015 when heof "Tennessee Whiskey" and "Drink You Away" with .
The most nominated artist at this year's show, Stapleton swept with wins in the single of the year, album of the year and song of the year categories for his album Starting Over and its title track, as well as male vocalist of the year. He was also up for entertainer of the year.
Meanwhile, Hudson has also had a successful year with the release of Respect over the summer. In July, she reflected on howhelped her portray the legend during an interview with .
"As an actor, you have to go to your own real places," she said at the time. "I don't think I would have been able to dig that deep or connect in a way had I not been through things myself."
The CMA Awards, hosted by Luke Bryan, were broadcast live from Nashville on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
How industry awards are changing to be inclusive of trans and non-binary talent .
The Brit Awards recently announced it will be nixxing gender-specific categories for their 2022 ceremony. How do these changes benefit trans and non-binary artists? And will more industry organizations follow suit?But for performers who don't comfortably fit into "male" or "female" awards categories, the submission and nomination process can be a challenging experience.