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CMA Fest Announces Lineup for Legends, Newcomers Stages

CMA Fest 2017 keeps getting bigger and bigger, as two new stages — and its performers — have been announced

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James Otto Pays Tribute to Prince With Soulful ‘Purple Rain’ Cover [Watch]

The heartbreaking news of the death of Prince at age 57 this week is drawing artists out to pay tribute to the music icon. Country singer James Otto followed suit by honoring the legend with a rendition of "Purple Rain" on the Big D and Bubba radio show Friday morning (April 22).

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James Otto Mourns Loss of Grandfather

James Otto shared some sad news with fans on Sept. 21, writing a post about his grandfather, Pete Lee, who had not been doing well.

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The Showdown: Kellie Pickler vs. James Otto

Kellie Pickler has consistently been a difficult Showdown artist to top, and her new song isn't changing that. "Feeling Tonight" won for a second straight round over the weekend, topping "Stay a Little Longer" from Brothers Osborne.

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ToC Critic’s Pick: James Otto, ‘Somewhere Tonight’ [Listen]

It’s all new for James Otto. The singer’s new song “Somewhere Tonight” represents a new style to go with his new record label and new look. Okay, he hasn’t had long hair in quite awhile, but admit it … Otto has never looked like the bad boy he’s playing on this single's cover art.

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James Otto Gets Revenge on Alleged Impersonator

James Otto's week started poorly, as he was informed someone may be using his name to fool his fans. Now, the 'Just Got Started Lovin' You' singer is fighting back using the power of social media.

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No. 52: James Otto, ‘Just Got Started Lovin’ You’ – Top 100 Country Love Songs

Okay, forget the hearts and roses for a minute -- this next song is really an unambiguous plea for more sex. James Otto represents the more carnal end of the country love song spectrum with 'Just Got Started Lovin' You,' which comes in at No. 52 on our Top 100 Country Love Songs list.

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Before They Were Famous: James Otto

Before chasing his country music dreams, James Otto served two years in the U.S. Navy. In 1998, he decided he could get a dirty job in his home state of Washington or one in Nashville, where he could begin a career as a musician. With encouragement from his father, he moved and took any job he could. That meant driving a bus for Opryland.

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James Otto Reacts to Ronnie Montrose Death

Even country artists like James Otto were affected by the death of guitarist Ronnie Montrose. The classic rock legend, who played with singer Sammy Hagar in the band Montrose, died on Saturday (March 3) at the age of 64. The news shook the classic rock community, but clearly, Montrose's outreach was much bigger. Otto, a singer/guitarist himself -- who saw his second album 'Sunset Man' produced by a pair of country heavyweights in the form of John Rich and his own brother-in-law, Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus -- posted a tweet about this great loss to the music community. In doing so, he shared a short but sweet memory of how the late, great Montrose factored into his life.

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James Otto Gets New Tattoo in Honor of Daughter

James Otto is one proud daddy to his first born daughter, Ava Katherine ... just ask him! After this past weekend's activities, you don't even need to strike up a conversation with the 'Just Got Started Lovin' You' singer to know that, since he is now sporting some fresh ink across the inside of his wrist with his little love bug's name.

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