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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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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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Randy Houser Announces ‘How Country Feels’ Track Listing, Release Date

Powerhouse singer-songwriter Randy Houser earned fan and critical praise with his first two albums, scoring hit singles with 'Boots On,' 'Anything Goes' and 'Whistlin' Dixie.' Now, the rising country star has announced the release of his third album, 'How Country Feels,' on Jan. 22, 2013.

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Eminem’s Daughter Slams Taylor Swift on Twitter, Faces Backlash

In yet another golden example of why (semi) prominent people should probably take a minute or two to think about it before they vent their frustrations on social media, Eminem's daughter, Hailie Scott Mathers, lashed out at country-pop superstar Taylor Swift via Twitter earlier this week.

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George Strait Launches Another Charity Auction in Honor of Late Daughter

Country superstar George Strait may be launching his final tour, but that doesn't mean he's finished helping out the charitable causes that are nearest and dearest to his heart. After an overwhelming outpouring of support for a recent online charity auction, the good-hearted singer has launched a second online auction which kicked off Friday (Nov. 23), with the proceeds going to benefit the Jenifer Strait Foundation.

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‘Twilight’ Actor Robert Pattinson Dismisses Brad Paisley in Nashville Guitar Shop

Robert Pattinson is known worldwide as the star of the 'Twilight' franchise of films, but many fans may not be aware that the actor is also an amateur musician. In a recent appearance on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,' Pattinson revealed that he once unintentionally dismissed country superstar Brad Paisley while looking at guitars in a Nashville music shop.

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T.G. Sheppard Hospitalized Again With ‘Very Serious’ And ‘Severe’ Blood Infection

T.G. Sheppard is back in the hospital just weeks after being released from a Nashville-area facility. According to a Facebook post from his wife, singer-songwriter Kelly Lang, the veteran entertainer is suffering from a "severe" blood infection.

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Taylor Swift Doesn’t Want to Tell Anyone How to Vote

Pop-country darling Taylor Swift is so busy, you might not think she'd have much time to keep up with current events like the upcoming presidential election. But the 'Red' hitmaker says she intends to vote -- though she insists she doesn't want her opinions to influence those who look up to her.

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