A couple quick items to get out of the way this afternoon, so let's just get right to it:
- Earlier this week, we pointed you in the direction of two leaked tracks from Burleson-born Kelly Clarkson's next album. Yesterday, the Star-Telegram music blog pointed you in the direction of another, a song called "Wash, Rinse, Repeat." Which, fittingly enough, is exactly what we want to do to our ears upon hearing Clarkson go the Auto-Tune route as she does on this new one...
- Popular British music rag Mojo has launched the voting process for its annual music awards--and, hey, look at this: Midlake is up for an award in the Best Live Act category, going up against Kasabian.
- Lastly, credit the Star-Telgram for pointing us in the direction of this news: Sources are reporting that the Academy of Country Music is looking into bringing its annual awards show to Cowboys Stadium in 2012.