(In an effort to keep you fully informed, and fully entertained, below we present today's FYI and TMI — news you need and news that's, well, sometimes needless….)
Nashville Songwriters Hall Inducts 2012 Class
GRAMMY nominee Tony Arata, GRAMMY winners Mary Chapin Carpenter and Larry Henley, and Kim Williams were inducted into the 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame at the 42nd Anniversary Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony on Oct. 7 in Nashville. Arata and Williams were inducted in the Songwriting category; Carpenter was elected in the Songwriter/Artist category; and Henley was recognized in the inaugural Veteran Songwriter category. Additionally, GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift received the Songwriter/Artist of the Year award, Dallas Davidson was named Songwriter of the Year, and Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" was named Song of the Year.
Lady Gaga Keeps Dancing
Lady Gaga was caught looking for the edge of the stage rather than the edge of glory during a concert in Barcelona on Oct. 6 as the Fame Monster has become the latest pop star to fall ill during a performance. It's unclear whether Gaga had a case of bad romance or bad romaine, but an upset stomach caused her to vomit in the middle of singing "Edge Of Glory." Showing her good sportsmanship, after the concert Gaga tweeted, "Was praying nobody saw but actually it's quite a good laugh if u need one!" Separately, during a concert on Sept. 29 in Glendale, Ariz., Justin Bieber took his beliebers by surprise when he stopped to throw up onstage. Other stars who have reportedly thrown up onstage or backstage include Adele, Kings Of Leon's Caleb Followill and Rihanna. Is there something in the pop star water, or are these fame monsters just proving that when they say "the show must go on," they mean it?