KELLIE PICKLER: Performs on Idol
Kellie Pickler is headed back to where it all started -- she'll perform on American Idol tonight. Kellie, who'll sing "Where's Tammy Wynette," says she'll always be grateful to have been on the show. She tells us, "I've said this before, that they were the rocket that launched my career."
Idol airs on FOX at 8 p.m. [ET].
TOP OF THE CHARTS: Lionel Richie's Tuskegee
Lionel Richie has the nation's top-selling country album with his duets project, Tuskegee. It sold a whopping 199,000 copies in its first week out, according to the latest SoundScan figures. That's also enough to make it number-two overall, behind Madonna's MDNA.
Luke Bryan's Tailgates and Tanlines drops to number two on the country chart, but still shows an increase in sales of 34 percent. Scotty McCreery's Clear as Day vaults 10 spots to number three on the strength of a 172- percent increase. And Jason Aldean's My Kinda Party and Eric Church's Chief round out the Top 5.
RASCAL FLATTS: On Team Tebow
New York Jets new quarterback Tim Tebow's favorite group is Rascal Flatts, and apparently the feeling is mutual. The Flatts have name-checked Tim in the liner notes of their new album, Changed. They write, "Tim Tebow, your heart is bigger than any record you will ever set."
Gary LeVox tells ESPN.com, "God has given him this ability, more than just on the football field. I hope he can bring the mojo back to the Jets."
MARTINA McBRIDE: The Man Behind "Marry Me"
Martina McBride didn't have to ask Train's Pat Monahan to record "Marry Me" with her for her Eleven album, it was his idea. The pair originally performed it on CMT Crossroads, and after their performance he suggested she put it on her album as a duet with him.
The duo also performed it together on Sunday night's ACM Awards.
MIRANDA LAMBERT: Post Summer Annies
Pistol Annies fans rejoice! According to Miranda Lambert, they'll be back to work on a new album in the fall. Backstage at the ACM Awards, Miranda said that she, Ashley Monroe and Angeleena Presley will be on the road through the end of the summer and then will hit the studio. She told us, "The new album will be just what you expect -- three country girls singing about three country girls' lives."