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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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Reba McEntire Gushes About Kelly Clarkson, Spills What Marriage Advice She Wants to Pass On

Country queen Reba McEntire is about to get a new daughter-in-law, and it seems like she couldn't be happier. McEntire's stepson, Brandon Blackstock (who managers Blake Shelton), will marry pop and country star Kelly Clarkson in the fall, and his proud stepmom gushed about her soon-to-be daughter-in-law in a new interview with Katie Couric.

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Janelle Arthur Goes On to the Next Round Singing the Randy Travis Hit ‘I Told You So’ on ‘American Idol’

Country singer Janelle Arthur made it one step closer to her dream of music stardom on 'American Idol' on Thursday night (Feb. 14), progressing into the Top 40 contestants by singing the Randy Travis classic 'I Told You So.'

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Janelle Arthur Wows the Judges With the Hank Williams Classic ‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry’ on ‘American Idol’

22-year-old country singer Janelle Arthur progressed to the next round during Hollywood Week on 'American Idol' Wednesday night (Feb 13), performing the Hank Williams classic 'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry' to universal praise from the judges.

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Natalie Maines Says Returning to Country Music Would Be ‘Like Going Back to Your Abusive Husband’

Dixie Chicks star Natalie Maines has never been one to stand quietly in the corner and keep her opinions to herself. The singer's tell-it-like-it-is style was an important part of the Texas-based trio's enormous success, and was also an important element in their undoing. Now the brash singer is at it again, likening the treatment she's received from country music fans to spousal abuse.

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Kelly Clarkson Pays Tribute to Patti Page and Carole King at 2013 Grammy Awards

Just a few minutes after winning the award for Pop Vocal Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards, pop star-turned-country singer Kelly Clarkson sang a stellar tribute to Patti Page and Carole King -- turning in the standout vocal performance of the night.

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Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley Deliver ‘Over You,’ ‘Home’ at the 2013 Grammy Awards

Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley are no strangers to collaboration. The pair of iconoclastic country performers, who are currently on tour together, also performed together at the 2013 Grammy Awards, singing Lambert's 'Over You' and Bentley's 'Home' with decidedly mixed results.

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Paul Jolley Progresses to the Next Round With Carrie Underwood’s ‘Blown Away’ on ‘American Idol’

22-year-old aspiring country star Paul Jolley got one step closer to his dream on Thursday night (Feb. 7), earning his way to the next round on 'American Idol' by singing Carrie Underwood's recent hit 'Blown Away' despite a bout of nerves that threatened to derail his performance.

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