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Music industry legends Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie will return as judges for the 20th season of "American Idol."

Veteran host Ryan Seacrest also returns to the singing reality show for ABC's fifth season as the home of the show in spring 2022.

Season five auditions of "American Idol" will begin on August 6, with the return of "Idol Across America," the live virtual nationwide search for the next singer superstar, taking place across the country.

"Luke, Katy, Lionel and Ryan are music and industry icons that have become synonymous with Idol on ABC," said Rob Mills, executive vice president, Unscripted and Alternative Entertainment, Walt Disney Television. "Their star power is unmatched, and their support is a gift to our contestants that have deeply benefited from their wisdom over the past four seasons-and they're ready to do it again."

He added, "As we begin a momentous season, I think it's safe to say this dream team has officially cemented their legacy on Idol."

(Photo: ABC/Gavin Bond)

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Country music icons Reba McEntire, Kix Brooks, and Ronnie Dunn have announced the final dates for their hit Las Vegas residency, titled "REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas."

The final nine performances will take place on December 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14 and 15 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

The longest-running country residency in Las Vegas, "REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas" is a culmination of the friendship and musical admiration the trio has shared since first touring together in 1993 and features more than 30 action-packed hits backed by a band of 10 players from both of their touring crews.

Tickets will go on sale to the public starting August 6 at 10 am PT. Tickets may be purchased at or in-person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace box office. All shows are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Fan Club members will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday. Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday through Citi EntertainmentSM.

In addition, Caesars Rewards members, Caesars Entertainment's loyalty program, and Live Nation customers will have access to a presale starting Wednesday at 10 am PT. All presale tickets are available until Thursday, August 5 at 10 pm PT.

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Country crooner Jake Owen has been accused of copyright infringement by songwriters, Alexander Cardinale and Morgan Reid, who have filed an official lawsuit against the singer in Nashville.

According to the pair, Owen lifted the exact structure and lyrics of his no. 1 hit, "Made For You" from their 2014 collaborative work of the same name. The "notes, structure, harmony, vocal style and rhythm are clear indicators" of this fact, stated the lawsuit filed by the songwriters.

Additionally, the original song was also picked up by Coca-Cola to use in their 2016 ad campaign, which involved the phrase "Made For You" being printed on hundreds of thousands of Coke cans along with a QR code that pointed back to the song.

Owen is yet to make a public comment about the accusation, while Cardinale and Reid are hoping for a jury trial.

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