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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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George Jones’ Funeral Service Announced

The details for George Jones' funeral service have been announced. The iconic country singer will be laid to rest on Thursday, May 2 in Nashville. In an honor fit for such a legendary talent, Jones' funeral will take place at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. To accommodate the enormous outpouring of fan support, the service will be open to the public.

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The Band Perry and Kacey Musgraves to Perform on Billboard Music Awards

The Billboard Music Awards just got a little more country. Superstar sibling trio the Band Perry and fast-rising star Kacey Musgraves have been added to the roster of performers for the show, which airs on May 19.

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Willie Nelson Celebrates 80th Birthday With ‘CMT Crossroads’ Special

Iconic country musician Willie Nelson will celebrate his 80th birthday on April 30. He marked the special occasion by taping a special for CMT in Nashville last week. Nelson was joined by an all-star roster for a special episode of CMT Crossroads titled 'Willie Nelson and Friends from Third Man Records.'

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Craig Campbell Took His New Single ‘Outta My Head’ From Scotty McCreery

Rising country star Craig Campbell has a new album coming out in May, and its first single, 'Outta My Head,' is already sitting inside the Top 40 on the Billboard charts. At the recent Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, Campbell told Taste of Country that he almost didn't get to cut the song.

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Scotty McCreery Promises Upcoming Album Will Be ‘More Mature’

Fast-rising country star Scotty McCreery scored a big hit straight out of the box with his debut album 'Clear as Day,' but the former 'American Idol' champ doesn't want to rest on his laurels. In a new interview, he says he's taking a different approach to his upcoming second studio effort -- temporarily scheduled for September or October -- which he describes as a mix of traditional and contemporary country.

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Dierks Bentley on Upcoming Album: ‘I Want It to Be My Best One’

Country star Dierks Bentley scored a massive success with his most recent album, 'Home.' Not only was it his fourth No. 1 album in a row, it was also nominated for a Grammy. However Bentley intends to top it with his next outing, which he's been working on since October with the hope of releasing it this fall.

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Texas Hometown Rallies Behind ‘American Idol’ Finalist Kree Harrison

Powerhouse country vocalist Kree Harrison has been a standout on this season of 'American Idol,' turning in one convincing performance after another and winning over the judges and viewers alike. She has consistently placed in the top two after all the votes are tallied -- and as it turns out, that may be thanks to the overwhelming support she's receiving from her friends and family in Texas.

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Hunter Hayes Performing With Stevie Wonder on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Monday

Hot country star Hunter Hayes is making a habit out of performing with legends. The 21-year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist joined in an all-star jam with Blake Shelton and Stevie Wonder to close out the recent ACM awards, and now he'll join Wonder again on Monday night (April 22) for a duet on 'Dancing With the Stars.'

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