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  • Video: Frankie Ballard on Detroit's Influences

    February 21, 2014 10:30 AM ET | Yahoo Our Country

    Although Frankie Ballard has just released his sophomore album, "Sunshine & Whiskey," and is having absolutely no trouble distinguishing himself in country-music central Nashville, he still finds himself having to explain one thing: His Great Lake State heritage. True, Michigan is a region that's better known for Eminem than Ernest Tubb. "A lot of people ask me 'Frankie, what do you know about country music, man? You’re from Michigan!' And here’s what I always ...  | More »

  • ‘American Idol’ Season 13 Contestants Who Inexplicably Disappeared

    February 20, 2014 3:39 PM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    "American Idol" actually won an Emmy for Best Editing in Season 7, but don't expect even a nomination in that category for Season 13, a season that so far has been packed with continuity fails. [Related: "Idol" Season 13 Recaps on Reality Rocks] Since the season debuted last month, we've witnessed one awesome audition after another — only to never see or hear from those contestants ever again, or at least not get any definitive answers as to why those contestants were cut in...  | More »

  • Benmont Tench: I, Heartbreaker!

    February 19, 2014 3:35 PM ET | Yahoo New This Week
     |  Dave DiMartino

    Though this purports to be a weekly recap of the week’s best, most exciting and best-decorated album releases, there are those certain times when, to be blunt, your guess is as good as mine! Back before my friend Larry invented the Internet, most music critics dealt in a world of print publications with three-month album review lead times, advance cassettes, promises not to leak said cassettes to over-eager radio stations, and a well-orchestrated publicity and promotion plan perfectly ...  | More »

  • Video: Bonnie McKee's Yahoo Performance

    February 18, 2014 3:30 PM ET | Yahoo Maximum Performance

    You might be left with a headache and a heartache after the long weekend bookended by Valentine's Day and President's Day. But a live performance from the most rock 'n' roll pop star out there, Bonnie McKee, is sure to be your cure-all. [Related: 3 Things We Learned About America From Bonnie McKee's 'American Girl' Music Video] The hitmaker behind Katy Perry, Taio Cruz and Britney Spears (just to name a few) stopped by the Yahoo Music studio a while back t...  | More »

  • Video: 'Idol' Lessons Learned From Randy Jackson

    February 17, 2014 5:30 PM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks

    Randy Jackson may no longer be a judge on "American Idol," but the Dawg is still in the house this season, albeit in a mentoring role. With the show now down to a top 31, Randy is back to whip these contestants into shape via his intensive boot camp program, with handpicked assistants Chris Daughtry and Adam Lambert (two of "Idol's" most successful non-winners) joining in. And as someone who's been through his workshop, I can tell you, Randy has not gone soft during his hiatus from ...  | More »

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