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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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Sarah Restuccio Wins Her Way to Hollywood With ‘Mama’s Song’ by Carrie Underwood on ‘American Idol’

Seventeen-year-old aspiring country singer Sarah Restuccio auditioned for 'American Idol' by singing Carrie Underwood's hit single 'Mama's Song,' and despite some uncertainty among the judges, she won her way to Hollywood.

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Keith Urban Also Feuding With Nicki Minaj on ‘American Idol’ Season 12

Keith Urban may sometimes serve as the referee between warring fellow 'American Idol' judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, but that doesn't mean it's all sweetness and light for the country superstar. In fact, 'Idol' producer Nigel Lythgoe says Urban has sparred with all of the judges on the panel, including a huge blow-up with Minaj.

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Taylor Swift Wins Favorite Country Artist, Gets ‘Kanye-d’ at the 2013 People’s Choice Awards

It's Taylor Swift's world -- the rest of us are just living in it and paying rent. The unstoppable pop-country star took home honors for Favorite Country Artist at the 2013 People's Choice Awards on Wednesday (Jan. 9).

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Eric Church’s Live Show Named One of the Best of Last Year by New York Times

Maybe you can't take the country out of the boy, but you can take the country boy to the big city and he can still kick some butt. Hardcore country star Eric Church has landed in some mighty prestigious company now that none other than the New York Times has lauded his concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom last March 14 as one of the year's best.

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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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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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