Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw’s Record Label President Is the New Mentor on “American Idol”

Image Courtesy FOXFlorida Georgia Line, Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw's record label president, Scott Borchetta, will join American Idol as a mentor for the show's 14th season premiering with a two-night event January 7 and 8, 2015 on Fox. Also, this year's winner of American Idol will sign with Scott's label, Big Machine Records.

Scott joined this season's Idol filming during Hollywood week, and he plans to shepherd the winner onto success in the music industry once this season is over.

Scott says, "The entire label group will be invested and we look forward to bringing our energy, focus and know-how to help develop this young talent at the highest levels.”

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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the title of Reba and Brooks & Dunn's #1 hit duet from 1998? ANSWER: "If You See Him/If You See Her."

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Darius Rucker, Trisha Yearwood and LeAnn Rimes Perform on Christmas in Rockefeller Center Special

Peter Kramer/NBCDarius Rucker, Trisha Yearwood and LeAnn Rimes were among the musical performers on the NBC special Christmas in Rockefeller Center Wednesday night.

Rucker, who just released his first holiday music collection, titled Home for the Holidays, performed his version of "White Christmas" at the tree lighting ceremony in New York City.

Rimes plans to release a series of three holiday albums over the next three years, the first titled One Christmas Chapter-1. She sang a tune from that collection called “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.”

Yearwood covered the bluesy Elvis Presley Christmas song, “Santa Claus Is Back in Town.”

The special, which was hosted by Matt Lauer and other members of the Today show, also included performances by Mariah Carey, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Idina Menzel, Cyndi Lauper,  Sara Bareilles and Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane.

All the musical guests helped the Today show cast countdown the lighting of this year's tree, an 85-foot tall Norway spruce.

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Darius Rucker, Trisha Yearwood and LeAnn Rimes Perform on Christmas in Rockefeller Center Special

Peter Kramer/NBCDarius Rucker, Trisha Yearwood and LeAnn Rimes were among the musical performers on the NBC special Christmas in Rockefeller Center Wednesday night.

Rucker, who just released his first holiday music collection, titled Home for the Holidays, performed his version of "White Christmas" at the tree lighting ceremony in New York City.

Rimes plans to release a series of three holiday albums over the next three years, the first titled One Christmas Chapter-1. She sang a tune from that collection called “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.”

Yearwood covered the bluesy Elvis Presley Christmas song, “Santa Claus Is Back in Town.”

The special, which was hosted by Matt Lauer and other members of the Today show, also included performances by Mariah Carey, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Idina Menzel, Cyndi Lauper,  Sara Bareilles and Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane.

All the musical guests helped the Today show cast countdown the lighting of this year's tree, an 85-foot tall Norway spruce.

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Darius Rucker, Trisha Yearwood and LeAnn Rimes Perform on Christmas in Rockefeller Center Special

Peter Kramer/NBCDarius Rucker, Trisha Yearwood and LeAnn Rimes were among the musical performers on the NBC special Christmas in Rockefeller Center Wednesday night.

Rucker, who just released his first holiday music collection, titled Home for the Holidays, performed his version of "White Christmas" at the tree lighting ceremony in New York City.

Rimes plans to release a series of three holiday albums over the next three years, the first titled One Christmas Chapter-1. She sang a tune from that collection called “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.”

Yearwood covered the bluesy Elvis Presley Christmas song, “Santa Claus Is Back in Town.”

The special, which was hosted by Matt Lauer and other members of the Today show, also included performances by Mariah Carey, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Idina Menzel, Cyndi Lauper,  Sara Bareilles and Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane.

All the musical guests helped the Today show cast countdown the lighting of this year's tree, an 85-foot tall Norway spruce.

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