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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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Tim McGraw Says He Always Seeks Faith Hill’s Opinion on Songs

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are one of country music's power couples, but their music is very different. In recent years Hill has incorporated more of a progressive pop/AC element into her songs, while McGraw favors contemporary country-rock productions. But when it comes to choosing songs, McGraw says he still listens to his wife's advice.

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Kree Harrison Sings Aretha Franklin’s ‘Don’t Play That Song’ on ‘American Idol’

Kree Harrison is a performer who seems like she's probably destined to be a star whether she wins this season of 'American Idol' or not. On Wednesday night (March 27) she moved one step closer to that goal with an exceptional performance of Aretha Franklin's 'Don't Play That Song' that even got the ultimate stamp of approval from Smokey Robinson.

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Category: Country Music News
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Jenny Beth Willis Sings Trisha Yearwood’s ‘Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love’ on ‘American Idol’

17-year-old country singer Jenny Beth Willis sang the Trisha Yearwood song 'Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love' on 'American Idol' Wednesday night (Feb. 20), delivering a somewhat spotty performance that didn't really do her voice justice.

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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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Kelly Clarkson Pays Tribute to Patti Page and Carole King at 2013 Grammy Awards

Just a few minutes after winning the award for Pop Vocal Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards, pop star-turned-country singer Kelly Clarkson sang a stellar tribute to Patti Page and Carole King -- turning in the standout vocal performance of the night.

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