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"I am just me. I think my wife would testify if I sit on couch and watch and comment it's no different than sitting behind the desk" says Urban.
Urban has proven to be a popular addition to the judges table.
His new co-workers agree!
"We sit next to each other a lot. He is so smart. In all the years I've watched idol Keith speaks from a perspective I've not heard ever in 12 seasons" says Nicki Minaj.
"He is a good person and he's got a good heart in the way he deals with the artists and he himself said he feels like hes harder on country artists cause that is him" says Mariah Carey .
Urban may not cause any drama, but he often finds himself in the middle of it. When asked, Nicki and Mariah were pretty tight lipped about their issues.
"I say nothing. Zippy longstockings" laughs Mariah.
"There will be cat fights too but comes with territory" says Minaj.
They all can agree on one thing, cuntry singers are representing again this year.
We love nash, nash has done us proud and well. Country always represented from day one" says Randy Jackson.
Keith aside, Nashville has three new reasons to be excited about the hit show. Kree Harrison, Paul Jolley and Janell Arthur. Three singers that currently live in music city that have made it to the top 20 on season 12 of the hit show
"My favorite is a country singer Well, I have two favorite. One blonde one black hair. They seem to be real. Not pretending to be country we are obsessing" says Minaj.
"We do have a girl from Nashville that is really good" says Urban. F
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Monday, March 4 2013, 11:18 PM CST
Haslam's chief deputy Claude Ramsey to retire
June 19, 2013 16:41 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says chief deputy Claude Ramsey is retiring at the end of August to spend more time with his family in Chattanooga.
The Republican governor said in a news release on Wednesday that the 70-year-old Ramsey has been integral to his administration on key initiatives that include civil service reform, economic development efforts, workforce development training and improved operation of state government.
Ramsey was elected to the General Assembly in 1972 where he served four years in the House. He was Hamilton County's mayor for 16 years.
His last day on the job is August 31.
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DETROIT (AP) -- Porsche is the top performer in an annual survey of new vehicle quality.
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