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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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Dixie Chicks Replace Lady Antebellum

In a surprise move, the Dixie Chicks have announced a rare public appearance. The Texas trio have been confirmed as the new Saturday night headlining act for the 2013 Craven Country Jamboree, which takes place from July 11-14 in Craven, Saskatchewan.

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Connie Britton
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Whiskey Helped Connie Britton Prepare for Singing on ‘Nashville’

'Nashville' star Connie Britton is no stranger to singing in public, but the roles that made her famous on shows like 'Spin City' and 'Friday Night Lights' didn't focus on her voice. The actress admits that preparing for her role as country superstar Rayna Jaymes meant getting some special help from an old country music standby -- in this case, whiskey.

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Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw Top 2012 Country Tours

Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw were the top country touring attraction of the year with their Brothers of the Sun Tour, according to Billboard magazine, which has just published its 2012 Year in Music roundup. The massive road trek sold out nine of 23 shows and played to 1,085,382 total fans, raking in $96,458,890 to place seventh in all genres behind such huge mainstream artists as Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and Lady Gaga.

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Jennifer Nettles, John Legend
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Jennifer Nettles/John Legend Duet ‘O Holy Night’

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 Blames Carrie Underwood for Tragedy

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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Sheryl Crow 2012 Stagecoach Country Music Festival
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Sheryl Crow Says Her Upcoming Album Is Real Country Music

Sheryl Crow is undoubtedly best known for her pop and rock hits like 'All I Wanna Do,' 'If It Makes You Happy' and 'My Favorite Mistake,' but the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter has recently finished up recording her first country album, which she says is closer to true country music than much of what's being marketed as country these days.

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George Strait Launches Another Charity Auction in Honor of Late Daughter

Country superstar George Strait may be launching his final tour, but that doesn't mean he's finished helping out the charitable causes that are nearest and dearest to his heart. After an overwhelming outpouring of support for a recent online charity auction, the good-hearted singer has launched a second online auction which kicked off Friday (Nov. 23), with the proceeds going to benefit the Jenifer Strait Foundation.

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