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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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Supreme Court Denies Curb Records’ Appeal in Tim McGraw Lawsuit

If you thought you heard a huge noise from the direction of Nashville last week, don't be concerned -- it was probably just coming from a giant party at Tim McGraw's house. The United States Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from Curb Records last week in an ongoing legal war with their former star, effectively bringing the case to an end after years of legal wrangling.

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Dr. Drew on Mindy McCready: ‘It Didn’t Have to Go Down Like This’

Since country singer Mindy McCready took her own life on Sunday, February 17, 2013, there's been quite a bit of speculation about the so-called 'Celebity Rehab' curse. Now, Dr. Drew Pinsky (who headed up the reality television show for its three-season run) has spoken out about her suicide, saying he wished she had completed a longer stay in treatment just prior to her death.

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Natalie Maines Says Returning to Country Music Would Be ‘Like Going Back to Your Abusive Husband’

Dixie Chicks star Natalie Maines has never been one to stand quietly in the corner and keep her opinions to herself. The singer's tell-it-like-it-is style was an important part of the Texas-based trio's enormous success, and was also an important element in their undoing. Now the brash singer is at it again, likening the treatment she's received from country music fans to spousal abuse.

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Janelle Arthur Goes On to the Next Round Singing the Randy Travis Hit ‘I Told You So’ on ‘American Idol’

Country singer Janelle Arthur made it one step closer to her dream of music stardom on 'American Idol' on Thursday night (Feb. 14), progressing into the Top 40 contestants by singing the Randy Travis classic 'I Told You So.'

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Hunter Hayes Intros Carrie Underwood’s Impressive 2013 Grammys Double Performance

Carrie Underwood sang snippets of both 'Blown Away' and 'Two Black Cadillacs' at the 2013 Grammy Awards -- ultimately delivering one of the most impressive vocal performances of the night.

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Micah Johnson Goes Home After Singing the Randy Travis Classic ‘I Told You So’ on ‘American Idol’

Aspiring country singer Micah Johnson was dealt a setback in his dreams of going pro on 'American Idol' Thursday night (Feb. 7). The 24-year-old performer washed out of Hollywood Week after singing the Randy Travis classic 'I Told You So.'

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Justin Moore Brushes Off Talk of Illegal Big Game Hunting With a Prison Joke

Fan favorite singer Justin Moore recently found himself in the middle of a controversy over illegal big game hunting. Now, the 'Bait a Hook' singer is talking about those allegations publicly with humor, joking about how he'd do in prison.

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Micah Johnson Wins His Way to Hollywood Singing Zac Brown Band’s ‘Chicken Fried’ on ‘American Idol’

24-year-old singer Micah Johnson astonished the judges on 'American Idol' by delivering a note-perfect rendition of Zac Brown Band's 'Chicken Fried' -- despite the fact that his voice has been damaged by a surgical mistake.

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