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Sterling Whitaker

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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Ray Price Attacks Blake Shelton for Comments About Classic Country Fans

Legendary country star Ray Price is not happy with reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Blake Shelton, and he's not afraid to say so in public. In a Facebook post today, the 87-year-old entertainer took issue with comments Shelton made to GAC, in which he derided old country fans for not understanding the music of the new generation.

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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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Big Game Hunts for Justin Moore and Josh Thompson Result in Indictment for Montana Tribal Leaders

Country's own Josh Thompson and Justin Moore are at the center of a controversy that has resulted in legal indictments for some Montana tribal leaders. Three members of the Blackfoot tribe were indicted on Tuesday (Jan. 8) on charges that they held illegal hunts for big animals for a film crew and country performers, including Thompson and Moore.

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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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‘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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Whiskey Helped Connie Britton Prepare for Singing on ‘Nashville’

'Nashville' star Connie Britton is no stranger to singing in public, but the roles that made her famous on shows like 'Spin City' and 'Friday Night Lights' didn't focus on her voice. The actress admits that preparing for her role as country superstar Rayna Jaymes meant getting some special help from an old country music standby -- in this case, whiskey.

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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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‘The Voice’ Winner Cassadee Pope Says Her Album Will Have a ‘Hint of Country’

Now that Cassadee Pope has been crowned the winner of Season 3 of 'The Voice,' it's time for her to turn her attention toward recording an album. The newly-minted star says her sound will lean toward pop and rock, but will also feature some country elements.

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Jennifer Nettles and John Legend Duet ‘O Holy Night’ on ‘CMA Country Christmas’

Wow. Just when you think it's impossible to bring any kind of new life to an age-old Christmas classic, Jennifer Nettles and John Legend go and prove you wrong. The pair teamed up for an absolutely stellar version of 'O Holy Night' on Thursday night's 'CMA Country Christmas' special, proving that a great song and strong singers still win out over all the marketing in the world.

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