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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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Montgomery Gentry Interview: Duo Talk New EP, Single and Upcoming Taste of Country Music Festival Appearance

Montgomery Gentry are one of the most successful duos in country music history. Consisting of Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, they landed a deal with Columbia Records and shot to fame with the 1999 release of their debut album 'Tattoos & Scars,' which went Platinum on the strength of hit singles like 'Hillbilly Shoes' and 'Lonely and Gone.'

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Ray Price Attacks Blake Shelton for Comments About Classic Country Fans

Legendary country star Ray Price is not happy with reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Blake Shelton, and he's not afraid to say so in public. In a Facebook post today, the 87-year-old entertainer took issue with comments Shelton made to GAC, in which he derided old country fans for not understanding the music of the new generation.

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Toby Keith Cancels All Meet and Greets Due to ‘Security Concerns’

Toby Keith is a guy who knows how to take care of himself. The rugged 6'3" performer doesn't seem like one to back down from a fight, but when it comes to his personal security, evidently something has the star spooked enough to take steps to limit the people who have access to him. The 'I Like Girls That Drink Beer' singer has canceled all upcoming personal fan interactions at his concerts, citing his security.

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Mackenzie Wasner Wows ‘American Idol’ Judges With Vince Gill’s ‘Whenever You Come Around’

Seventeen-year-old country singer Mackenzie Wasner owned the Chicago auditions on the second night of the 'American Idol' premiere, easily winning her way to Hollywood Week with a stellar rendition of the Vince Gill classic 'Whenever You Come Around.'

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Lady Antebellum Team Up With Stevie Nicks for ‘CMT Crossroads’

Country superstars Lady Antebellum and legendary Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks are teaming up for an upcoming episode of the hit show 'CMT Crossroads,' which will air later in 2013. The show pairs contemporary country artists with some of their favorite rock performers for collaborations on some of their best-known material.

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Simon Cowell Trying to Lure Shania Twain for ‘X Factor’?

It looks like maybe Blake Shelton and Keith Urban have started a trend. Shelton became the first major country star to appear on a mainstream reality TV singing competition when he signed on as a coach for 'The Voice,' while Urban is appearing as a judge on the upcoming season of 'American Idol.' Now, according to reports, Simon Cowell is trying to woo country superstar Shania Twain for 'X Factor.'

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Jennifer Nettles and John Legend Duet ‘O Holy Night’ on ‘CMA Country Christmas’

Wow. Just when you think it's impossible to bring any kind of new life to an age-old Christmas classic, Jennifer Nettles and John Legend go and prove you wrong. The pair teamed up for an absolutely stellar version of 'O Holy Night' on Thursday night's 'CMA Country Christmas' special, proving that a great song and strong singers still win out over all the marketing in the world.

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Westboro Baptist Church Blames Carrie Underwood for Tragedy in Connecticut

In one of the unlikeliest scenarios imaginable, the rabidly anti-gay rights group Westboro Baptist Church is blaming country superstar Carrie Underwood for the shootings at Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut. The group's spokesperson claimed via Twitter that Underwood's support of equal rights for same-sex marriage helped bring down God's wrath upon the innocent victims.

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