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Sterling Whitaker is a Nashville-based musician and music journalist. He is the author of two books; 'Unsung Heroes of Rock Guitar,' and 'The Grand Delusion: The Unauthorized True Story of Styx.' He has appeared as a guest on VH1, BBC Radio, and radio all over North America. Whitaker is also very involved in animal rescue.
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Kree Harrison Sings ‘It Hurt So Bad’ by Susan Tedeschi on ‘American Idol’

Powerhouse country vocalist Kree Harrison performed Susan Tedeschi's blues-rock song 'It Hurt So Bad' on 'American Idol' on Wednesday night (April 24), earning a strong response from the audience but a mixed reaction from the judges.

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Scotty McCreery Promises Upcoming Album Will Be ‘More Mature’

Fast-rising country star Scotty McCreery scored a big hit straight out of the box with his debut album 'Clear as Day,' but the former 'American Idol' champ doesn't want to rest on his laurels. In a new interview, he says he's taking a different approach to his upcoming second studio effort -- temporarily scheduled for September or October -- which he describes as a mix of traditional and contemporary country.

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Dierks Bentley on Upcoming Album: ‘I Want It to Be My Best One’

Country star Dierks Bentley scored a massive success with his most recent album, 'Home.' Not only was it his fourth No. 1 album in a row, it was also nominated for a Grammy. However Bentley intends to top it with his next outing, which he's been working on since October with the hope of releasing it this fall.

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Texas Hometown Rallies Behind ‘American Idol’ Finalist Kree Harrison

Powerhouse country vocalist Kree Harrison has been a standout on this season of 'American Idol,' turning in one convincing performance after another and winning over the judges and viewers alike. She has consistently placed in the top two after all the votes are tallied -- and as it turns out, that may be thanks to the overwhelming support she's receiving from her friends and family in Texas.

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Brad Paisley Explains His Other Controversial Song on ‘Wheelhouse,’ ‘Those Crazy Christians’

Fans who have already picked up Brad Paisley's new album 'Wheelhouse' may have gotten a little bit more than they bargained for. The country superstar has departed from his winning formula fairly dramatically, courting controversy with a couple of tracks on the new album, 'Accidental Racist' and 'Those Crazy Christians.'

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Hunter Hayes Performing With Stevie Wonder on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Monday

Hot country star Hunter Hayes is making a habit out of performing with legends. The 21-year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist joined in an all-star jam with Blake Shelton and Stevie Wonder to close out the recent ACM awards, and now he'll join Wonder again on Monday night (April 22) for a duet on 'Dancing With the Stars.'

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Miranda Lambert Featured on Willie Nelson’s Next Album

The ink is barely dry on the cover of Willie Nelson's most recent album release, 'Let's Face the Music and Dance.' But the legendary country star is already working on his next project, which he has been cutting in Nashville. The disc features duets with some of the top female vocalists in the world -- including Miranda Lambert.

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Jo Dee Messina Asks for Prayers During Manhunt for Boston Bombings Suspect

Jo Dee Messina took to her social media accounts Thursday morning (April 19) to ask fans to pray for the people in Watertown, Mass., where police are conducting a manhunt for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings earlier this week -- and where she has family.

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