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.
2017 ACM Awards: Everything You Need to Know
The 2017 ACM Awards are coming right up, and Taste of Country has gathered together all of the information you need to get ready for the big night of awards, performances and one-of-a-kind moments.
Country Artists Who’ve Died in 2017
The deaths in country music so far in 2017 have included influential songwriters, two members of a legendary band and more.
Willie Nelson’s Publicist Denies Reports He’s ‘Deathly Ill’
Willie Nelson is not "deathly ill" despite published reports to the contrary, his publicist says, insisting that the country legend is "perfectly fine."
Garth Brooks Surprises Fans With Intimate SXSW Performance [Watch]
Garth Brooks treated a group of fans in Austin, Texas to a very special surprise performance on Friday night (March 17) during South by Southwest, turning up at a small club to play a set of songs acoustically in an intimate setting.
Garth Brooks to Perform at RodeoHouston in 2018
Garth Brooks will perform at the 2018 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo not once, but twice. During a press conference at RodeoHouston 2017 on Thursday night (March 16), the country megastar revealed that he will both open and close the event in 2018.
Miranda Lambert, Anderson East Tear Up Stage With Flirtatious ‘Stay With Me’ Duet
Miranda Lambert and her boyfriend, Anderson East, gave fans in Louisiana a surprise on Sunday night (March 12), when East unexpectedly joined Lambert for a cover of the Faces classic "Stay With Me."
Luke Bryan, Jimmy Fallon Debate How to Pronounce ‘Gyro’ in Hilarious Song [Watch]
Luke Bryan and Jimmy Fallon play on Bryan's Georgia upbringing in a hilarious new song, debating the proper pronunciation of the word "gyro."
Gregg Allman Cancels All Tour Dates for 2017
Gregg Allman has abruptly canceled all of his scheduled tour dates for 2017, offering little in the way of information.
Frankie Ballard Gets Married!
Frankie Ballard is a married man. The country singer and guitarist posted to social media on Sunday (March 12) to announce that he had married Christina Murphy.
Old Dominion Cancel Shows After Suffering a Family Loss
Old Dominion have canceled two upcoming concerts after suffering the loss of someone very close to the band.
Taste of Country RISERS Revealed March 1
There are new artists and then there are RISERS. Taste of Country has gathered together the hottest up-and-coming artists in country music today, and we will reveal the results in a month-long rollout of exclusive content that begins on March 1.