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.
Faith Hill’s Mother Passes Away at 80
Faith Hill's mother, Edna Perry, has passed away at the age of 80 in a hospital in Jackson, Miss.
Remember When Elvis Presley Bombed on the Grand Ole Opry?
Elvis Presley's influence was enormously important to both rock and country music, but the iconic singer suffered through a humiliation at the Grand Ole Opry early in his career.
Remember When LeAnn Rimes Competed on ‘Star Search’?
LeAnn Rimes shot to overnight stardom in 1996 with the release of 'Blue,' becoming the youngest singer ever to win a Grammy for Best New Artist at age 14. But she actually got her first taste of the national spotlight years before that.
Garth Brooks Parts With RCA, Going at It Alone for New Albums
Garth Brooks has departed his deal with RCA after just one album, and has announced that he will release his two upcoming projects via his self-owned Pearl Records.
Merle Haggard Dead at 79
Merle Haggard has died after a series of recent health struggles. The legendary singer passed away on April 6, 2016, which was also his 79th birthday.
Merle Haggard Cancels April Concerts Over Health Concerns
Merle Haggard has been forced to cancel more upcoming shows due to his ongoing health struggles. The 78-year-old country icon has called off the shows he had scheduled for the entire month of April.
Randy Travis Nearly Died After Stroke
Randy Travis is being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the country icon was on hand in Nashville on Tuesday morning (March 29) to address the crowd at the Hall of Fame when this year's class was announced.
Tanya Tucker Hospitalized, Postpones Florida Show
Tanya Tucker is in the hospital after postponing a show in Florida that was originally scheduled for Friday (March 11).
Glen Campbell’s Wife Reveals He’s Lost Ability to Speak
Glen Campbell has entered the final phases of his battle with Alzheimer's, and in a new interview, his wife Kim reveals the country and pop legend has lost the ability to speak.
Brad Paisley Remembers Little Jimmy Dickens on Anniversary of His Passing
Brad Paisley made a surprise appearance on the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday night (Jan. 2) to pay tribute to his friend and mentor, Little Jimmy Dickens, on the one-year anniversary of his death.