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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.
Scotty McCreery
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Scotty McCreery Promises Upcoming Album Will Be ‘More Mature’

Fast-rising country star Scotty McCreery scored a big hit straight out of the box with his debut album 'Clear as Day,' but the former 'American Idol' champ doesn't want to rest on his laurels. In a new interview, he says he's taking a different approach to his upcoming second studio effort -- temporarily scheduled for September or October -- which he describes as a mix of traditional and contemporary country.

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Dierks-Bentley

Dierks Bentley on Upcoming Album: ‘I Want It to Be My Best One’

Country star Dierks Bentley scored a massive success with his most recent album, 'Home.' Not only was it his fourth No. 1 album in a row, it was also nominated for a Grammy. However Bentley intends to top it with his next outing, which he's been working on since October with the hope of releasing it this fall.

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Hunter Hayes Stevie Wonder
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Hunter Hayes Performing With Stevie Wonder on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Monday

Hot country star Hunter Hayes is making a habit out of performing with legends. The 21-year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist joined in an all-star jam with Blake Shelton and Stevie Wonder to close out the recent ACM awards, and now he'll join Wonder again on Monday night (April 22) for a duet on 'Dancing With the Stars.'

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Willie Nelson Miranda Lambert
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Miranda Lambert Featured on Willie Nelson’s Next Album

The ink is barely dry on the cover of Willie Nelson's most recent album release, 'Let's Face the Music and Dance.' But the legendary country star is already working on his next project, which he has been cutting in Nashville. The disc features duets with some of the top female vocalists in the world -- including Miranda Lambert.

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Janelle Arthur
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Janelle Arthur Sings Vince Gill’s ‘When I Call Your Name’ on ‘American Idol’

Up-and-coming country singer Janelle Arthur paid tribute to one of her earliest influences on 'American Idol' Wednesday night (April 17), performing the Vince Gill classic 'When I Call Your Name' to effusive praise from the judges -- except one.

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Miss Willie Brown
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Miss Willie Brown Break Up

After a critically acclaimed run, the dynamic country duo called Miss Willie Brown have decided to part ways. The pair -- consisting of Amanda Watkins and Kasey Buckley -- first came to national attention by performing on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' before they were signed to a recording contract. They announced their breakup on their official website on Tuesday (April 16).

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Hunter Hayes
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Hunter Hayes Recalls First Meeting Brad Paisley, Talks ‘Outstanding in Our Field’

Hot rising star Hunter Hayes is on a major roll. The 21-year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist released his major label debut in 2011, and since then he's scored a big hit with 'Wanted' and won a number of critical accolades. But he was still unsure of himself when superstar Brad Paisley asked him to play guitar on 'Outstanding in Our Field,' a track from the legend's new album, 'Wheelhouse.'

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Kelly Clarkson
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Kelly Clarkson Performs ‘People Like Us’ on ‘American Idol’

Season one winner Kelly Clarkson performed her new single 'People Like Us' on 'American Idol' on Thursday night (April 11), showcasing an interesting blend of light and dark that's a little bit edgier than some of her past efforts.

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