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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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Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Natalie Maines to Salute Bruce Springsteen at MusiCares Foundation Event

Country superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will join Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines, Emmylou Harris and an all-star cast of music's brightest for a salute to Bruce Springsteen at the upcoming MusiCares gala on Feb. 8 in Los Angeles. The official charity of the Recording Academy has named the blue-collar rocker their Person of the Year.

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Alabama Announce Fan Cruise ‘Festival at Sea’ Set to Sail October 2013

One of the most successful groups in country music history, Alabama, have had a four-decade career that encompasses hit singles, best-selling albums, sold-out tours and awards too numerous to count. Now, the band have revealed a special fan celebration for their 40th anniversary: a cruise.

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Simon Cowell Trying to Lure Shania Twain for ‘X Factor’?

It looks like maybe Blake Shelton and Keith Urban have started a trend. Shelton became the first major country star to appear on a mainstream reality TV singing competition when he signed on as a coach for 'The Voice,' while Urban is appearing as a judge on the upcoming season of 'American Idol.' Now, according to reports, Simon Cowell is trying to woo country superstar Shania Twain for 'X Factor.'

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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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