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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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Aww, Snap … ‘American Idol’ Audition Ends With Keith Urban Getting ‘Slapped’ [Watch]

It's not clear if 'American Idol' contestant Samuel Prince earned praise for his singing, but his acting was pretty good. Harry "Henry" Connick, Jr. does a nice job in this video, as well ... maybe too nice a job for Keith Urban's liking.

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Carrie Underwood Named Top-Earning ‘American Idol’ of 2014

For the second year in a row, Carrie Underwood was the highest-paid 'American Idol' alumnus in 2014.

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Tim McGraw Is Happy Keith Urban Is Representing Country Music on ‘Idol’

'American Idol' kicks off a new season Wednesday, with Keith Urban once again representing country music in a judge's chair. Tim McGraw considers Urban a friend, and insists his buddy is a great representation of the genre.

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‘American Idol’ Hopeful Priscilla Barker Covers Miranda Lambert During Audition

Priscilla Barker’s acappella version of Miranda Lambert’s ‘More Like Her’ is bringing the ‘American Idol’ hopeful early attention. The new season doesn’t begin until January 7, but a clip of Barker’s audition was released to YouTube, giving country fans something to be excited about.

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‘American Idol’ Contestant Is Crazy for Keith Urban in Season 14 Trailer

The new season of 'American Idol' is right around the corner, and Keith Urban may be judging one of his biggest fans this year.

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Keith Urban’s Reality Competition Past Helps Him Empathize With ‘American Idol’ Contestants

Keith Urban is one of the most popular judges in the history of 'American Idol,' and he says he has a special connection to the contestants on the show.

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Big Machine Label Group’s Scott Borchetta to Mentor on ‘American Idol’

Scott Borchetta discovered Taylor Swift, as well as founding Big Machine Label Group, and now he's taking his expertise to 'American Idol.'

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Keith Urban Talks Changes in Upcoming ‘American Idol’ Season

Keith Urban is getting set for the January premiere of the 14th season of 'American Idol,' and he says there are some big changes to the iconic reality singing competition this time around.

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Kelly Clarkson Performs Winning ‘American Idol’ Song 12 Years Later [Watch]

Kelly Clarkson took everyone back in time when she performed at the Miss Vietnam competition. The now-star sang 'A Moment Like This,' her winning song from 'American Idol,' twelve years after winning the reality competition.

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Adam Lambert Fills in for Keith Urban at ‘American Idol’ Auditions in NYC

Keith Urban is taking some time off from work in light of the unexpected death of wife Nicole Kidman's father.

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