<p>Kid Rock receives the Edward H.&nbsp;McNamara Goodfellow of the Year Award at the 22nd Annual Goodfellows Tribute Breakfast in Detroit, Michigan</p>

Kid Rock receives the Edward H. McNamara Goodfellow of the Year Award at the 22nd Annual Goodfellows Tribute Breakfast in Detroit, Michigan

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Kid Rock takes 'Care' tour on the road to help others in need

Detroit businesses chip in to local charities on the route

It turns out Kid Rock really does care; that’s not just the title of his current single.

Kid Rock, aka Bob Ritchie, has lined up a collection of Detroit businesses who will donate to local charities and causes in every city on his upcoming theater tour. Radio stations in the chosen tour stops will help decide which organizations get the funds from such companies as Quicken Loans, Compuware Corporation, The Detroit Pistons and The Suburban Collection.

In a statement,Kid Rock further explained, “The song [‘Care’] says 'the least that I can do is Care' - and I want to put my money where my mouth is.  Everyone knows that Detroit is hurting.  But I want to show that even though we don't have a lot on our own plate, it doesn't mean the people of my hometown don't have compassion to share with others all over the country.  At the end of the day we're all Detroit, we're one country, one family".

Kid Rock will be backed by his Twisted Brown Trucker Band. Ty Stone will open the dates. Tickets go on sales Oct. 15.

11/10     Center Stage - Atlanta, GA *
11/12     The Amphitheater at the Wharf - Orange Beach, AL (rescheduled show) *
11/13     Citrus Bowl - Orlando, FL (Orlando Calling Festival) *
11/16     Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
11/19     Beacon Theatre - New York, NY
11/20     Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY
11/22     Egyptian Room - Indianapolis, IN
11/23     Ryman Theatre- Nashville, TN
11/26     House of Blues - Chicago - Chicago, IL
11/29     Midland Theatre - Kansas City, MO
12/01     Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, CO
12/03     The Great Saltair - Magna, UT
12/04     Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
12/09     Fantasy Springs Special Events Center - Indio, CA *
 
 * - not part of club tour

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Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
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Watch: B.o.B joins Taylor Swift for live version of 'Airplanes'

Does Hayley Williams mind?

At each concert stop on her “Speak Now” tour, Taylor Swift has incorporated material from other performers from the area. Sometimes she’s been joined by them. For her Cowboys Stadium show Saturday night in Arlington, Texas, she brought up B.o.B. for a fun duet of his hit, “Airplanes.”  B.o.B.'s from Georgia, but that's close enough.

Swift takes on the part handled by Paramore’s Hayley Williams, who, incidentally, recently joined Swift on stage in Nashville.

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<p>Drake</p>

Drake

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Drake pushes back 'Take Care' to clear samples

When will we get the rapper's second album now?

Drake has pushed back the release of his highly anticipated sophomore album, “Take Care,” to take care of business.

Citing clearance issues, Drake took to his website over the weekend to post that the set would now come out Nov. 15 instead of Oct. 24.

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<p>Lauren Alaina</p>

Lauren Alaina

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Album Review: 'American Idol' Lauren Alaina blooms on 'Wildflower'

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Will she land at No. 1 on the chart like Scotty McCreery?

One week after “American Idol” season 10 winner Scotty McCreery dropped his debut,  runner-up Lauren Alaina follows with her major label bow.  Will “Wildflower” debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 like McCreery’s “Clear As Day?”

Chances are good it will not, not because it isn’t as good an effort — in fact, we think it’s much stronger than “Clear As Day, which we reviewed here—but because Oct. 11 is a bigger release day with new albums also coming from Evanescence, Martina McBride and Joe Jonas, among others.

But back to Alaina. Even though she’s only 16, her voice is self-assured and she is totally able to sell what she’s singing here. Though she doesn’t have the range and clarity of Carrie Underwood, she has a bit of her growl and sass (and she has a tune co-written here by the former “American Idol”: “18 Inches,” the kind of treacly story song that country fans love). Otherwise, Alaina sounds a lot like Lady Antebellum’s Hilary Scott, which makes us think the album could have benefitted from a duet or two to give her voice something to play off of.

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<p>Britney Spears</p>

Britney Spears

'NOW That's What I Call Music' stars Britney, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga

Deluxe Edition features Chris Brown, Ke$ha, Taylor Swift

“Now That’s What I Call Music” is turning 40.  To celebrate, the next edition of the multi-artist album series, out Nov. 8,  will come in two packages: the standard edition will contain 16 of the hottest tracks from the last few months, including Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks,” Britney Spears’ “I Wanna Go” and Lady Gaga’s “You And I.”   The 2-CD Deluxe Edition includes all the hits in the standard set, as well as the greatest hits from the last several years featured on previous sets. Among the hits on the additional disc are Spears’ “....Baby One More Time,” Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok,” Justin Timberlake’s “Crey Me a River” and Taylor Swift’s “Love Story.”

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<p>Scotty McCreery looks like he's the first real star to win &quot;American Idol&quot; since Carrie Underwood. Country rules?</p>

Scotty McCreery looks like he's the first real star to win "American Idol" since Carrie Underwood. Country rules?

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It's 'Clear As Day' that Scotty McCreery is headed to the Billboard 200 top

Who else will debut in the top 10?

Next week, Scotty McCreery will become the first “American Idol” winner to land his debut album at No. 1  on the Billboard 200 since Ruben Studdard eight years ago.

McCreery’s country set, “Clear As Day” looks like it will sell up towards 190,000 copies in its opening frame, according to Hits Daily Double.

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<p>Rihanna performs at the Rock in Rio Music Festival in Brazil last month.</p>

Rihanna performs at the Rock in Rio Music Festival in Brazil last month.

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Music Power Rankings: Steve Jobs, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Madonna

There's good news about album sales. Really.

1. Steve Jobs:  "Your time is limited so don't waste it living someone else's life... Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." Think Different. RIP

2. U.S. album sales:
As we head into the fourth quarter, album sales are up 3.3% over 2010. Should the increase sustain through year’s end, that will mark the first time in seven years that album sales are up over the previous year.

3. Rihanna: Her new single “We Found Love”  finds its ways into the record books as Rihanna lands her 20th Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in faster time than any other solo artist. It took Ri Ri only six years and four months to accomplish the staggering feat, besting Madonna’s six years and nine months time frame.

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<p>Hot Chelle Rae</p>

Hot Chelle Rae

Watch: Hot Chelle Rae takes us backstage for 'I Like It Like That' video

Hot Chelle Rae aims straight for the middle of the road with its own party anthem for folks for whom LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” is too “edgy.”  “I Like It Like That”  is a formulaic pop effort  with the requisite “Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh” singalongs and a rap from the New Boyz meant to make the little girls scream.

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<p>Blake Shelton in &quot;Footloose&quot;</p>

Blake Shelton in "Footloose"

Watch: Blake Shelton cuts a little loose in video for 'Footloose'

Does he kick off his Sunday shoes?

Blake Shelton wants to cut loose, but in the video for his remake for “Footloose,” he leaves the fancy footwork to others. In a fairly truthful,  although slightly twanged up, remake of Kenny Loggins’ original, Shelton shows up at a drive-in, which, conveniently, is showing “Footloose.” That means he has the likes of Julianne Hough and Kenny Wormald to show off their fancy-schmancy dance moves that looks just as great now as they did 27 years ago.

Shelton basically stands in the bed of a truck and sways a little; that’s about as loose as he gets, but if you’re a fan of Shelton’s, it’s enough.

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<p>Daughtry, &quot;Break the Spell&quot;</p>

Daughtry, "Break the Spell"

Daughtry reveals cover art and track listing for 'Break The Spell'

Chris Daughtry wrote all 12 tracks

Are you ready for some Daughtry? The band will be back Nov. 21 with its third album, as we’ve previously reported, but now we have the cover art and track listing for “Break The Spell.”

The Daughtry camp has already released the first two singles, “Renegade” and “Crawling Back to You,” (plus Daughtry fans got an extra cut, “Drown In You,” from the “Batman: Arkham City Soundtrack, which is not on the album).

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