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Sterling Whitaker

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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‘The Voice’ Coaches to Appear on ‘New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly’

It's shaping up to be a pretty big showdown on television this New Year's Eve. Ryan Seacrest has already announced big name country stars Jason Aldean and Taylor Swift for his 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest,' and now NBC has announced that all four of the judges from the hit reality singing competition 'The Voice' will join host Carson Daly for this year's 'New Year's Eve With Carson Daly.'

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Whiskey Helped Connie Britton Prepare for Singing on ‘Nashville’

'Nashville' star Connie Britton is no stranger to singing in public, but the roles that made her famous on shows like 'Spin City' and 'Friday Night Lights' didn't focus on her voice. The actress admits that preparing for her role as country superstar Rayna Jaymes meant getting some special help from an old country music standby -- in this case, whiskey.

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Jennifer Nettles and John Legend Duet ‘O Holy Night’ on ‘CMA Country Christmas’

Wow. Just when you think it's impossible to bring any kind of new life to an age-old Christmas classic, Jennifer Nettles and John Legend go and prove you wrong. The pair teamed up for an absolutely stellar version of 'O Holy Night' on Thursday night's 'CMA Country Christmas' special, proving that a great song and strong singers still win out over all the marketing in the world.

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‘The Voice’ Winner Cassadee Pope Says Her Album Will Have a ‘Hint of Country’

Now that Cassadee Pope has been crowned the winner of Season 3 of 'The Voice,' it's time for her to turn her attention toward recording an album. The newly-minted star says her sound will lean toward pop and rock, but will also feature some country elements.

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Lee Brice Has ‘Fresh’ Christmas Album on His Bucket List

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas for Lee Brice. The 'Hard to Love' hitmaker reveals that he wants to record a Christmas album, but with a twist -- instead of yet another in the endless parade of half-baked 'White Christmas' renditions already out there, the singer-songwriter would like to make a holiday album that includes a lot of new material.

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Kellie Pickler Spreads Holiday Cheer to American Soldiers Overseas

Country girl Kellie Pickler spends so much of her life working on behalf of others, we wonder how she finds time to record her albums and perform concerts for a living. The good-hearted singer is apt to turn up at food banks, and her soft spot for animals is well-known. She's also active in the fight against breast cancer, even shaving her head recently to support a close friend struggling with the disease. So it should come as no surprise that the '100 Proof' singer is spending part of her Christmas season in Afghanistan, where she is helping to spread holiday cheer to our men and women in uniform.

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Brantley Gilbert Plans Romantic Post-Birthday Surprise for Jana Kramer

Rising country star Jana Kramer might not have had the greatest birthday, but her boyfriend -- fellow country star Brantley Gilbert -- sure knew how to make it up to her. After the singer fell ill, her man surprised her by planning a romantic ice skating date for two.

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Jake Owen Opens Up About Delivering His Newborn Daughter

Jake Owen has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. 'The One That Got Away' singer took a little time off from his busy career to welcome his first child on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22, 2012) -- and the hands-on father was not only right there in the delivery room, he actually delivered his daughter himself.

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Jack Ingram Partners With Mack Brown and Matthew McConaughey to Help Kids in Need

Country star Jack Ingram has teamed up with University of Texas head football coach Mack Brown and actor Matthew McConaughey to stage an event called Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M), which will take place on April 11 and 12, 2013 in Austin, Texas. The event is the first in what organizers intend as a yearly charity outreach designed to support causes dedicated to empowering children across America.

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