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.
Remember When Elvis Presley Bombed on the Grand Ole Opry?
He swore never to return, but the incident actually led to the connection that launched his career.
Nastiest Lawsuits in Country Music
The music business is a high-stakes, high-risk venture, and it's not unusual for things to wind up in court.
Remember When Sylvester Stallone Was a Country Singer?
It must have seemed like a good idea on paper.
Remember When Carrie Underwood Made Her Grand Ole Opry Debut?
Thirteen years ago today (June 10, 2005), Carrie Underwood was just a shy kid who was about to debut at the Opry.
Remember When Kristian Bush Was in a Duo With Meg Ryan’s Brother?
Most Sugarland fans don't even know about this other band.
Remember When Garth Brooks Almost Didn’t Perform the National Anthem at the Super Bowl?
Garth Brooks reportedly nearly walked out on performing the national anthem at the Super Bowl in 1993 — and re-defined the rules for Super Bowl performers in the process.
Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning: Country Stars Remember 9/11
"Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day?"
Remember When Vince Gill Was a Pop Singer?
Vince Gill is one of the most celebrated country artists of his generation, but did you know that prior to launching his country career, he scored a Top 10 hit in the pop charts?
Remember When Leonard Nimoy Recorded a Johnny Cash Song?
When Leonard Nimoy passed away on Feb. 27, 2015, he left behind a vast legacy as an actor and director. But the entertainer was significantly lesser-known for a brief stint as a country singer.
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.