Mr. Carrie Underwood, better known as Mike Fisher of the Nashville Predators, announced his second retirement from hockey yesterday on Instagram!  Fisher says, “”I’m so grateful for the last 18 years. It’s hard to believe how fast the time goes. I got the chance to play and work with so many incredible people along the way.”  Mike did go on to make it final by saying, “This time, it’s for real!”
Maddie Poppe is the winner of “American Idol” Season 16.  The 19-year-old Iowa native sang “Over the Rainbow” during the finale last night.  Her new boyfriend, runner-up Caleb Hutchinson, joined her on stage for the performance.  The couple announced their relationship at the tail-end of the show.
We got a taste of her music when she opened for Luke Combs in Johnstown earlier this year.  Now, Ashley McBryde is hitting the road on her own.  Ashley is launching The Girl Going Nowhere Tour this fall.  It kicks off September 5th in Atlanta.