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Since its debut in 2002, ‘American Idol’ has become one of the most important vehicles for discovering new musical artists across all genres. First season winner Kelly Clarkson has flirted with country music, but season 4 winner Carrie Underwood is by far the biggest country star the show has launched, scoring 14 No. 1 hits and winning CMA, ACM and even Grammy awards for her work. Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery is also a fast-rising country star now, but in addition to the winners, a number of runners-up have gone on to successful country careers, including Bucky Covington, Kellie Pickler, Casey James and Lauren Alaina. Keith Urban joined the show as a judge in season 12, further cementing its connection to country music.

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Remember When Sundance Head Tried His Luck on ‘American Idol’?

Long before Sundance Head made his way to The Voice, he was on another reality singing competition -- American Idol.

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Trent Harmon on the Song He Can’t Wait for Fans to Hear

Trent Harmon can't wait for fans to hear the new music he's been working on. The most recent American Idol winner says he's written four or five songs for his debut album and one called "On Paper" is really special.

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How Trent Harmon Won ‘American Idol’

Trent Harmon says when it boils down to it, he just wanted to win American Idol more than the other finalists.

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Is ‘American Idol’ Making Its Comeback?

American Idol helped launch the career of country superstar Carrie Underwood just over a decade ago, and despite its big season finale earlier this year, the series may not be completely over.

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Trent Harmon, La’ Porsha Renae Sign to Big Machine

The final season of American Idol came to a close in a very special episode on Thursday night (April 7), and both of the finalists walked away as winners. In addition to Season 15 champion Trent Harmon, runner-up La' Porsha Reanae has also signed to Big Machine Label Group.

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Carrie Underwood Closes ‘American Idol’ Finale With ‘Something in the Water’

Carrie Underwood took the American Idol stage for the last time, and brought the show's performances to a close on Thursday night (April 7). The Season 4 winner stood on a pedestal to sing "Something In the Water" from her greatest hits album.

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Trent Harmon Wins ‘American Idol’

Trent Harmon, the American Idol underdog, won Season 15 of the reality show on Thursday night (April 7).

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Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina Lead Country ‘Idols’ in Hits Medley on Big Finale

Quite a few major country singers have been discovered over the 15 seasons of American Idol, a fact that was brought home on the series finale on Thursday night (April 7).

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Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood Recreate ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around’ on ‘American Idol’

Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood were the first superstar duet pairing during the final episode of American Idol.

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Kelly Clarkson Misses ‘American Idol’ Finale for Baby, Sends Show Off With Medley

Kelly Clarkson graced the stage of American Idol for the very last episode ever, returning to the stage where it all began for her ... only, she wasn't actually there.

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