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Report: Brad Paisley to Judge ABC’s New Singing Competition, “Rising Star”

CMAIt looks like Brad Paisley is following in Keith Urban and Blake Shelton's reality show footsteps. According to Deadline.com, Brad has signed on as a judge on ABC's new singing competition show Rising Star, set to premiere this summer. Contestants will sing behind a floor-to-ceiling LED wall with images of voters at home reacting to the performance. The wall will rise in real time during the performance based on fan votes. If the curtain rises high enough, the performer will be able to see the judges and studio audience.

An Israeli version of Rising Star has become a huge hit, and another version of the show just launched in Portugal.

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Martina McBride Showing Off Her Soulful Side on Everlasting Tour- See her at Hawkfest July 5th!

Vinyl RecordingsMartina McBride wants her fans ready to dance and have a good time when they come see her Everlasting tour. The trek launches Thursday in Kansas featuring a full horn section and R&B vocalists backing her up on the soulful tracks from her new album, Everlasting.

Martina tells ABC News Radio, "When I was making this record, I wanted to make a record that, when people hear it, they say, 'I have to go see that live. I want to see that.'"

The set list is made up of Martina's take on soul classics like "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" and "What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted" mixed in with her big hits "A Broken Wing" and "When God-Fearing Women Get the Blues." Those songs from her back-catalog will be re-imagined to fit in with the rest of the show, though.

"The songs will sound a little bit different," Martina explains. "I mean, just arrangement-wise and instrumentation-wise, but they'll still be obviously recognizable. And I feel like after 20 years, it might be a welcome thing for people who have come to a lot of shows to hear things in a little bit different way."

Martina includes her modern covers of Pink's "Perfect" and Sade's "By Your Side" in the new show as well. Go to MartinaMcBride.com for a full list of dates.

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Martina McBride is headlining Hawkfest 2014 on July 5th at Sandy Downs with Craig Morgan, Gloriana, and John King! Buy tix now at www.hawkfestidaho.com
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