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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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Kelly Clarkson Reveals Why She Chose ‘The Voice’ Over ‘American Idol’ Revival

Kelly Clarkson fans may have been surprised to learn she is snagging a red coaches’ chair on The Voice rather than being a part of the American Idol reboot, since that’s where she got her start.

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Report: Luke Bryan Offered Gig as ‘American Idol’ Judge

We just got one step closer to seeing Luke Bryan as a judge on the new season of American Idol.

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Keith Urban Isn’t Sweating Possible ‘American Idol’ Return: ‘If It Happens, Great’

Keith Urban's fans might be on pins and needles over his possible American Idol return, but the superstar isn't too worried about it.

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Luke Bryan Coming to ‘American Idol’ Reboot?

Luke Bryan is reportedly under consideration to fill one of the judges' chairs for the upcoming reboot of American Idol.

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Ryan Seacrest Returning as Host of ‘American Idol’

It's official! Ryan Seacrest is back as host of American Idol.

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Scotty McCreery’s Proud of Lauren Alaina for Her Success: ‘She’s a Powerhouse’

Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina came up through the ranks of American Idol together in 2011, when they were both just teens, and through that unique journey, they formed a strong bond.

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Scotty McCreery Thinks Tim McGraw Would Be a Good ‘American Idol’ Judge

Scotty McCreery thinks Tim McGraw would make a great judge on the new season of American Idol, and his reason is personal.

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Baby No. 2 on the Way for Casey James

American Idol alum Casey James is growing his family with the addition of baby No. 2, he shares on Instagram. The artist posted an adorable photo on Tuesday (June 20) of his daughter, Lexi, holding a photoshopped version of What to Expect When You’re Expecting, inserting the word "Mommy's" before "Expecting" to clue fans in...

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Lauren Alaina Pumped for ‘Idol’ Reboot

Lauren Alaina may be a little biased, but she says she's pumped for American Idol to return to television, which it will in 2018.

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Yes, Keith Urban Would Consider Returning to the ‘American Idol’ Judging Panel

Keith Urban stepped away from the judging panel after American Idol went off in the air in 2016, but he may be interested in returning when the show is revived in 2018.

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