'Idol' Roundup: Kelly Clarkson and Vince Gill Duet, A Third Promo and More
'Idol' Roundup: Kelly Clarkson and Vince Gill Duet, A Third Promo and More
Jeff Dodge
Jeff Dodge
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Kelly Clarkson has released another new song, this one with Vince Gill, that will be featured on her greatest hits album. American Idol has a third promo out that focuses on making dreams come true. And Carrie Underwood is extending her North American tour -- plus, read on to find out what song she's announced as her next single.

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Kelly Clarkson's "Don't Rush" Featuring Vince Gill

When we reported on the track list for Kelly Clarkson's upcoming Greatest Hits -- Chapter One album, you may have noticed one of the three new songs features Vince Gill. This is yet another opportunity for her to venture into country music. (In the past, she and Reba McEntire did a country version of "Because of You," and more recently "Don't You Wanna Stay" with Jason Aldean.)

This new track, called "Don't Rush," has made its way online:


"Don't Rush" is slower than Kelly's usual songs and is more of a mid-tempo tune, but her voice still sounds as fantastic as ever. Unfortunately, it's hard to hear Vince Gill's voice on the song; it's less a duet and more as if he's performing backup vocals to complement her beautiful voice.

American Idol Promo #3: Making Dreams Come True

If the first promo was all about Phillip Phillips' success after winning Idol, and the second focused on the judges, it seems obvious that the third should be about the new crop of talent showing up for season 12. Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest do make appearances, but they're not put in the forefront. Instead, that honor goes to "all the dreamers ... to everyone who thought they'd never have a chance."


The point of this new video is to say, to everyone out there who has a dream of using their vocal talent to launch a career, to those who want to have their dreams come true, this is the show for you.

We still haven't seen any interactions between the judges yet in these promos; that could be a big indicator of chemistry among the panel post-Nicki/Mariah blowup.

Carrie Underwood Extends Tour (And Announces A New Single)

If you missed out on the chance to see Carrie Underwood's Blown Away Tour, have no worries. It's been announced that she's extending the North American leg of the tour, which continues in 2013. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 2. This extension will consist of 40 new tour stops, beginning February 13 in Colorado. She'll hit Idaho, Washington, California, Virginia, New York, South Carolina, Texas, among many others, and end on May 18 in Edmonton, Alberta in Canada.

"The donation of $1 from each ticket sold on the North American leg of 'The Blown Away Tour' will continue in 2013 to support Red Cross disaster relief," according to the press release. These donations certainly become more relevant than ever with the East Coast currently suffering from the devastation of a horrific hurricane.

On a related note, Carrie announced this morning on Twitter which song from Blown Away will be her new single: "The next single is... 'Two Black Cadillacs!' It's certainly a favorite of mine! We're going to shoot the video soon! It's going to be great!" This is a great choice for a single, and we're all looking forward to whenever the music video is released.

Upcoming TV Appearances: Country Edition

2012 CMA Awards (8-11pm, ABC)

Both Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood are set to perform at this Thursday night's country music award show, with Carrie also co-hosting the event with Brad Paisley again. Look for Kelly to premiere "Don't Rush" featuring Vince Gill during the ceremony. The two Idol winners are each up for a nomination, but only one can win because they are nominated in the same category: Female Vocalist of the Year.

Idol Tweets

This new batch of tweets are follow-ups to what was featured last week on Danny Gokey's new album, James Durbin's Christmas song and Paul McDonald and Nikki Reed recording music together.

Danny Gokey: "In a writing session writing another hit for the second album. BTW This sophomore album gonna come quicker than most of you are expecting."

James Durbin: "Xmas song will be available on iTunes November 13th!!! Mark your calenders!!!"

Paul McDonald: "What an amazing day shooting the video for "All I've Ever Needed" with @NikkiReed_I_Am Such a killer crew! Tomorrow we leave for Scotland!"


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