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JOEY ALEXANDER

Pianist Joey Alexander is an extremely gifted jazz musician who first came to the public’s attention as a prodigy before the age of ten. Born Josiah Alexander Sila in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia in 2003, Alexander was introduced to music by his father, an amateur musician and jazz aficionado…. READ MORE
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KELSEA BALLERINI

A country-pop singer and songwriter out of Knoxville, Tennessee, Kelsea Ballerini started writing songs when she was 13 years old, began learning guitar a year later, and moved to Nashville at 15 to pursue her dream of being a professional singer and songwriter. Four years later in 2013… READ MORE
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KELLY CLARKSON

The winner of Fox TV’s first American Idol competition during the summer of 2002, Kelly Clarkson went from an anonymous talent to a nationally known singer in a matter of months, performing for an audience of millions. One of the show’s most naturally gifted singers, the affable Texan then went on to enjoy a successful pop career, with only Carrie Underwood rivaling her as American Idol’s most commercial export…. READ MORE
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ANDRA DAY

Retro-soul singer and songwriter Andra Day is from San Diego, California, where she performed in church and enrolled at the School of Creative and Performing Arts. After she graduated from the school, she leaned toward contemporary R&B and pop, but was eventually drawn back to the classic jazz and soul… READ MORE
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JOEY ALEXANDER

Pianist Joey Alexander is an extremely gifted jazz musician who first came to the public’s attention as a prodigy before the age of ten. Born Josiah Alexander Sila in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia in 2003, Alexander was introduced to music by his father, an amateur musician and jazz aficionado…. READ MORE
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KELSEA BALLERINI

A country-pop singer and songwriter out of Knoxville, Tennessee, Kelsea Ballerini started writing songs when she was 13 years old, began learning guitar a year later, and moved to Nashville at 15 to pursue her dream of being a professional singer and songwriter. Four years later in 2013… READ MORE
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KELLY CLARKSON

The winner of Fox TV’s first American Idol competition during the summer of 2002, Kelly Clarkson went from an anonymous talent to a nationally known singer in a matter of months, performing for an audience of millions. One of the show’s most naturally gifted singers, the affable Texan then went on to enjoy a successful pop career, with only Carrie Underwood rivaling her as American Idol’s most commercial export…. READ MORE
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ANDRA DAY

Retro-soul singer and songwriter Andra Day is from San Diego, California, where she performed in church and enrolled at the School of Creative and Performing Arts. After she graduated from the school, she leaned toward contemporary R&B and pop, but was eventually drawn back to the classic jazz and soul… READ MORE
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Brett Eldredge

Singing country music with a soulful edge and more than a dash of pop polish, Brett Eldredge was born in Paris, Illinois on March 23, 1986, and grew up listening to singers Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, and Bobby Darin. After hearing Brooks & Dunn at the age of 16… READ MORE
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AMY GRANT

Although Amy Grant cannot claim to have invented the contemporary Christian music (CCM) style of gospel music, she did the most to popularize it in the 1970s and 1980s before successfully crossing over to pop music in the ’80s and early ’90s. When Grant came along as a teenager in the mid-’70s, “inspirational” (i.e., white) gospel music was a tiny subgenre, its records sold almost exclusively in Christian bookstores and almost exclusively in small numbers. … READ MORE
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LORETTA LYNN

Loretta Lynn is one of the classic country singers. During the ’60s and ’70s, she ruled the charts, racking up over 70 hits as a solo artist and a duet partner. Lynn helped forge the way for strong, independent women in country music. As told by her song (and movie and book), Loretta Lynn is a coal miner’s daughter, born in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky in 1932. As a child, she sang in church and at a variety of local concerts. … READ MORE
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IDINA MENZEL

Best known for her Tony-nominated performance in the Broadway smash Rent, singer/actress Idina Menzel made her solo debut in 1998 with the pop-soul effort Still I Can’t Be Still. She joined the cast for Wicked in 2003 and appeared on the recording that same year, while 2004 saw her releasing the album Here…. READ MORE
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Brett Eldredge

Singing country music with a soulful edge and more than a dash of pop polish, Brett Eldredge was born in Paris, Illinois on March 23, 1986, and grew up listening to singers Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, and Bobby Darin. After hearing Brooks & Dunn at the age of 16… READ MORE
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AMY GRANT

Although Amy Grant cannot claim to have invented the contemporary Christian music (CCM) style of gospel music, she did the most to popularize it in the 1970s and 1980s before successfully crossing over to pop music in the ’80s and early ’90s. When Grant came along as a teenager in the mid-’70s, “inspirational” (i.e., white) gospel music was a tiny subgenre, its records sold almost exclusively in Christian bookstores and almost exclusively in small numbers. … READ MORE
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LORETTA LYNN

Loretta Lynn is one of the classic country singers. During the ’60s and ’70s, she ruled the charts, racking up over 70 hits as a solo artist and a duet partner. Lynn helped forge the way for strong, independent women in country music. As told by her song (and movie and book), Loretta Lynn is a coal miner’s daughter, born in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky in 1932. As a child, she sang in church and at a variety of local concerts. … READ MORE
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IDINA MENZEL

Best known for her Tony-nominated performance in the Broadway smash Rent, singer/actress Idina Menzel made her solo debut in 1998 with the pop-soul effort Still I Can’t Be Still. She joined the cast for Wicked in 2003 and appeared on the recording that same year, while 2004 saw her releasing the album Here…. READ MORE
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SARAH MCLACHLAN

Since her debut in 1988, Sarah McLachlan’s atmospheric folk-pop has gained a devoted following not only in her native Canada, where she established star status with her first album, but also in the U.S. and U.K. The following two decades saw her grow both as a musician and songwriter, continually redefining herself and emerging as a major voice in the growing adult alternative pop format. She also founded Lilith… READ MORE
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KACEY MUSGRAVES

Songwriter and country singer Kacey Musgraves was born in East Texas, and made her stage debut at eight years old. One year later, she was writing her own songs and learning to play several instruments, including guitar, harmonica, and mandolin. She self-released three albums before catching a break when she appeared as a contestant on the 2007 season of the American Idol-styled television show Nashville Star…. READ MORE
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JENNIFER NETTLES

Singer and songwriter Jennifer Nettles is best known as half of the successful country pop duo Sugarland with Kristian Bush. She was born in Georgia in 1974 and began singing in earnest at age four. As a teen she played in local bands. Her influences ranged from gospel and pop… READ MORE
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BRAD PAISLEY

Arguably the preeminent male country artist to emerge in the 2000s, Brad Paisley cannily blended the past with the present, paying constant tribute to his forefathers — when he reached the top of the charts, he still found space for Little Jimmy Dickens and George Jones in his videos — but pushing the music forward into the new millennium, expanding its sonic and thematic possibilities…. READ MORE
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SARAH MCLACHLAN

Since her debut in 1988, Sarah McLachlan’s atmospheric folk-pop has gained a devoted following not only in her native Canada, where she established star status with her first album, but also in the U.S. and U.K. The following two decades saw her grow both as a musician and songwriter, continually redefining herself and emerging as a major voice in the growing adult alternative pop format. She also founded Lilith… READ MORE
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KACEY MUSGRAVES

Songwriter and country singer Kacey Musgraves was born in East Texas, and made her stage debut at eight years old. One year later, she was writing her own songs and learning to play several instruments, including guitar, harmonica, and mandolin. She self-released three albums before catching a break when she appeared as a contestant on the 2007 season of the American Idol-styled television show Nashville Star…. READ MORE
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JENNIFER NETTLES

Singer and songwriter Jennifer Nettles is best known as half of the successful country pop duo Sugarland with Kristian Bush. She was born in Georgia in 1974 and began singing in earnest at age four. As a teen she played in local bands. Her influences ranged from gospel and pop… READ MORE
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BRAD PAISLEY

Arguably the preeminent male country artist to emerge in the 2000s, Brad Paisley cannily blended the past with the present, paying constant tribute to his forefathers — when he reached the top of the charts, he still found space for Little Jimmy Dickens and George Jones in his videos — but pushing the music forward into the new millennium, expanding its sonic and thematic possibilities…. READ MORE
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RASCAL FLATTS

A country trio known primarily for its pleasing harmonies and Grammy-winning songcraft, Rascal Flatts comprises Gary LeVox, Jay Demarcus, and Joe Don Rooney. Cousins Demarcus and LeVox grew up in Columbus, Ohio, a town Demarcus eventually left in 1992 to pursue a music career in Nashville…. READ MORE
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jordan-smith-album

JORDAN SMITH

On the ninth season of The Voice, one contestant stood out from the start and eventually won it all. Jordan Smith of Harlan, Kentucky, auditioned with his take on Sia’s “Chandelier,” which resulted in standing ovations from all four judges. Although he got a hug from Gwen Stefani, he ultimately chose Adam Levine’s team…. READ MORE
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trisha-yearwood-album

TRISHA YEARWOOD

One of the most popular female country singers of the ’90s, Trisha Yearwood initially rose to fame as a protégée of Garth Brooks but quickly staked out her own identity as an assertive yet vulnerable modern woman. Yearwood was born in the small town of Monticello, Georgia in 1964 and grew up on a farm owned by her father, who also worked as a prominent local banker. She loved Elvis Presley as a child and sang… READ MORE
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chris-young-album

CHRIS YOUNG

The grandson of onetime Louisiana Hayride performer Richard Yates, country singer/songwriter Chris Young hails from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and first drew the public’s attention when he appeared on the Nashville Star television show in 2006. Young’s singing abilities first surfaced in children’s theater productions in grade school, and with his family’s full support, he threw himself into learning all he could about music, and country music in particular…. READ MORE
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RASCAL FLATTS

A country trio known primarily for its pleasing harmonies and Grammy-winning songcraft, Rascal Flatts comprises Gary LeVox, Jay Demarcus, and Joe Don Rooney. Cousins Demarcus and LeVox grew up in Columbus, Ohio, a town Demarcus eventually left in 1992 to pursue a music career in Nashville…. READ MORE
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JORDAN SMITH

On the ninth season of The Voice, one contestant stood out from the start and eventually won it all. Jordan Smith of Harlan, Kentucky, auditioned with his take on Sia’s “Chandelier,” which resulted in standing ovations from all four judges. Although he got a hug from Gwen Stefani, he ultimately chose Adam Levine’s team…. READ MORE
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TRISHA YEARWOOD

One of the most popular female country singers of the ’90s, Trisha Yearwood initially rose to fame as a protégée of Garth Brooks but quickly staked out her own identity as an assertive yet vulnerable modern woman. Yearwood was born in the small town of Monticello, Georgia in 1964 and grew up on a farm owned by her father, who also worked as a prominent local banker. She loved Elvis Presley as a child and sang… READ MORE
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CHRIS YOUNG

The grandson of onetime Louisiana Hayride performer Richard Yates, country singer/songwriter Chris Young hails from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and first drew the public’s attention when he appeared on the Nashville Star television show in 2006. Young’s singing abilities first surfaced in children’s theater productions in grade school, and with his family’s full support, he threw himself into learning all he could about music, and country music in particular…. READ MORE
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