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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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Thomas Rhett, Justin Moore + Randy Houser to Headline Country Jam 2017

Thomas Rhett has been announced as one of the all-star headliners for Country Jam 2017, which is set to take place in Colorado in June. He'll join Justin Moore and Randy Houser, who will co-headline one of the other nights of the four-day country music and camping festival.

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Luke Bryan Slaps Concertgoer for Disrespecting Veterans [Watch]

Luke Bryan appears to have gotten into an altercation with a fan during the superstar's performance at Charlie Daniels' 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam on Wednesday night (Nov. 30). A video has surfaced that seems to show the superstar jumping from the stage to slap a fan up front during his set at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.

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Randy Travis Surprises Charlie Daniels at 2016 Volunteer Jam [Watch]

Randy Travis turned up onstage at Charlie Daniels' 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam in Nashville on Wednesday night (Nov. 30) to help present his old friend with a very special award for his efforts on behalf of U.S. military veterans.

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Dolly Parton Creates My People Fund to Help Gatlinburg, Tenn. Wildfire Victims

Dolly Parton has stepped up for the people who've been displaced by the wildfires in the rural part of Tennessee where she grew up. The superstar has established the My People Fund, which will give much-needed financial assistance to people who lost their homes in the fires in and around Gatlinburg.

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Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn Extend Las Vegas Residency With More 2017 Dates

Reba McEntire will join her old friends and musical cohorts Brooks & Dunn for another series of shows at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in 2017, making their residency the longest-running country music residency since the venue opened in 2003.

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5 Unforgettable Little Big Town Moments

What a long, strange journey Little Big Town have had to success in country music. The golden-throated foursome have seen plenty of highs and some devastating lows along the way, but one very special once-in-a-career song rides at the top of the most unforgettable Little Big Town moments.

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Kenny Chesney Adds Second Show at Gillette Stadium in 2017

Kenny Chesney announced what he thought would be his only stadium show of 2017 a few weeks ago, but the superstar has changed his mind due to overwhelming demand. He has added a second show at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., in August.

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Dollywood Evacuated Due to Wildfires in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Dolly Parton's signature theme park and the surrounding areas have been evacuated due to the wildfires that are currently raging in rural Tennessee. Dollywood, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge in Tennessee are under mandatory evacuation notice.

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