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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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Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Top List of Most Desirable Celebrity Neighbors

Apparently the folks over at Zillow.com must love country music -- and dogs. Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Blake Shelton and his wife, fellow country superstar Miranda Lambert, came in at No. 1 on Zillow's list of the most desirable celebrity neighbors, topping such stars as Reese Witherspoon and Taylor Swift.

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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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Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw Top 2012 Country Tours

Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw were the top country touring attraction of the year with their Brothers of the Sun Tour, according to Billboard magazine, which has just published its 2012 Year in Music roundup. The massive road trek sold out nine of 23 shows and played to 1,085,382 total fans, raking in $96,458,890 to place seventh in all genres behind such huge mainstream artists as Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and Lady Gaga.

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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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Gary Allan Announces Release Date, Track Listing for Upcoming Album ‘Set You Free’

Gary Allan has been teasing fans and journalists with news about his upcoming album 'Set You Free,' which he previewed at a private industry event in September. Now he's revealed the art work, track listing and release date for the much-anticipated new record.

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Sheryl Crow Says Her Upcoming Album Is Real Country Music

Sheryl Crow is undoubtedly best known for her pop and rock hits like 'All I Wanna Do,' 'If It Makes You Happy' and 'My Favorite Mistake,' but the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter has recently finished up recording her first country album, which she says is closer to true country music than much of what's being marketed as country these days.

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Fans Rally to Get Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert in ‘SNL’ Hosting, Musical Guest Slots

Appearing on 'Saturday Night Live' is one of the biggest promotional coups any musician can score, especially in the coveted gig as host. The show mostly targets pop and rock audiences, but some country music fans have started an online campaign to get country's reigning couple, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, as the host and musical guest for an upcoming show.

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Patsy Cline’s Greatest Television Performances Chronicled in New Collection

In a brief but stellar career, country music pioneer Patsy Cline not only scored a string of highly influential hits, but she also performed on some of the most important variety shows of the early age of television. A new collection titled 'Patsy Cline on the Air: Her Greatest TV Performances' brings together the legendary vocalist's most notable television appearances in one place.

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