Country Music Explosion:Thanks for doing this interview,Let's first start off by giving us a little background of your life,then we can proceed to the rest of the interview

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Country Music Explosion:Did you live in a small town or big city?

Whisper Whitlock:I live in a small town, Pendergrass GA
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Country Music Explosion:Did you attend church?

Whisper Whitlock:Every so often, but I am a firm believer in God.
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Country Music Explosion:Do you have any brothers or sisters,?if so,Are you the oldest?middle?

Whisper Whitlock:I have one older sister,Bethany, making me the youngest.
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Country Music Explosion:Where did you and your friends like to hang out the most on weekends?

Whisper Whitlock:Bonfires.
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Country Music Explosion:Did you finish school?

Whisper Whitlock:Yes.
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Country Music Explosion:What were your fondest memories in school?

Whisper Whitlock:Friday Night Football games and the drama productions I was in.
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Country Music Explosion:When it comes to friends at school,Do you still stay in contact with them?what kind of things did you all like to do together?

Whisper Whitlock:Yes! Well. some of them. And we went to the football games, movies, bonfires, the races.
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Country Music Explosion:Did you ever get in trouble with your friends?

Whisper Whitlock:How do you think I got the inspiration to write my first single “Breaking Hearts & Curfews”?
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Country Music Explosion:What is your favorite food?

Whisper Whitlock:Probably hot wings
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Country Music Explosion:What is your favorite drink?

Whisper Whitlock:Mountain Dew
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Country Music Explosion:What is your favorite season of the year?

Whisper Whitlock:Fall
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Country Music Explosion:What is one moment in your life that you will never forget?

Whisper Whitlock:Watching my nephew be born.
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Country Music Explosion:If you were able to have a super power,which would you rather have?

Whisper Whitlock:To read minds
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Country Music Explosion:If your allowed to drink alcohol,which is your favorite?

Whisper Whitlock:I’m only 19, lol.
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Country Music Explosion:Is there anything you cant live without?

Whisper Whitlock:Yes, my family.
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Country Music Explosion:Do you have any animals?if so what kind?

Whisper Whitlock:I have two dogs. A Great Dane puppy named Cash & a Pitbull-Shitzu mix named Ruger.
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Country Music Explosion:What else can we expect from you in the future?

Whisper Whitlock:More music, I am signed to Heart Songs Corporation and my future looks bright.
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Country Music Explosion:What did you like to do growing up?

Whisper Whitlock:I really liked reading and writing growing up.I also enjoyed hanging out with my sister and cousins.
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Country Music Explosion:What kind of hobbies did you have growing up and have right now?

Whisper Whitlock:I’ve always loved music, played golf, races, writing,
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Country Music Explosion:What is your biggest goal in life?Name three of your biggest weaknesses.

Whisper Whitlock:My biggest goal in life is to be happy and successful in whatever I end up doing with my life.Three of my biggest weaknesses are that I am a very trusting person.I always give people the benefit of the doubt even if they’ve done me wrong multiple times.Another weakness of mine is that I overthink everything,I'm also very forgetful.
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Country Music Explosion:What hidden talents do you have?

Whisper Whitlock:I can make a three leaf clover with my tongue.
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Country Music Explosion:When & where were you born?

Whisper Whitlock:In Georgia
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Country Music Explosion:Did you grow up at this location?

Whisper Whitlock:Yes.
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Country Music Explosion:Where have you lived? What section?

Whisper Whitlock:Georgia,specifically Pendergrass, Georgia.
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Country Music Explosion:What year were you born?

Whisper Whitlock:1997
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Country Music Explosion:Did you go to college,if so What is your major? How supportive were they about you going away to college?Did you get along with your roommate?Why did you go into that major?

Whisper Whitlock:I haven’t attended college yet,but I want to. I haven’t decided what I want to major in though.
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Country Music Explosion:How far back can you trace your ancestors?

Whisper Whitlock:Oh goodness..I have no idea.I had to do a family tree once in middle school,I think it went back to like my great great great ancestors.
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Country Music Explosion:Do you know if your parents,grand-parents,great-grandparents were the ones to migrate to the US?

Whisper Whitlock:I don’t think they were.
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Country Music Explosion:What was a typical weekend like growing up?

Whisper Whitlock:It was different every weekend.My dad liked to take us on spontaneous road trips.Sometimes we went to the dirt track races.
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Country Music Explosion:Were you or your family members involved in the community?What kind of things?

Whisper Whitlock:I don’t think so.
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Country Music Explosion:What role did your parents play in your education?

Whisper Whitlock:They helped me as much as they could always supportive.
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Country Music Explosion:What language(s) do you speak?

Whisper Whitlock:English
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Country Music Explosion:How was your educational experience from K-12?

Whisper Whitlock:My educational experience was interesting, I grew alot as a person.
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Country Music Explosion:What schools did you attend? Where located?

Whisper Whitlock:Jefferson City Schools & Jackson County Comprehensive High School. They are located in Jackson County- literally like 5 mins away from each other.
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Country Music Explosion:Compare your junior high to high school involvement?

Whisper Whitlock:Middle School to high school was alot different especially since I transferred schools my junior year in high school.I would have to say that my Junior and Senior years were my favorite years in school.I think I grew the most during that time of my life.
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Country Music Explosion:What kind of activities or organizations were you a part of?

Whisper Whitlock:I played golf and sat the bench on the basketball team in middle school.I played golf and did drama in high school. I was also involved in the chorus program.
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Country Music Explosion:Do you and/or band have social media accounts where fans can reach out to you?if so,what is the URL for them? Yes

Whisper Whitlock:

Facebook: @whisperwhitlockmusic

Twitter: @whisperwhitlock

Instagram:@whisperwhitlock
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Music Q&A

Country Music Explosion:What role did your parents play in your Music Career?

Whisper Whitlock:They are really supportive in it all.They always try their best to make it to all of my shows and make sure I know they believe in me and my dreams.
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Country Music Explosion:Some Artist sing part time,like a hobby,are you making this a Career or Hobby?

Whisper Whitlock:I really want to make this my career, although I know how hard it is gonna be.
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Country Music Explosion:What's your most favorite thing about singing?

Whisper Whitlock:Finding a song or writing a song that really grabs the attention of the listeners and connecting with them.
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Country Music Explosion:What's the first concert you attended?

Whisper Whitlock:Brantley Gilbert/ Colt Ford
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Country Music Explosion:What genre of music can't you stand to listen to?

Whisper Whitlock:Screamo music.
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Country Music Explosion:If you could dabble in another genre of music, what would it be?

Whisper Whitlock:Probably Indie music.
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Country Music Explosion:What kind of music do you listen to today?

Whisper Whitlock:All kinds
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Country Music Explosion:What embarrassing songs might we find on your MP3 player?

Whisper Whitlock:I don’t have an MP3 player,but when I did I had the entire soundtrack to all the High School Musical movies.
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Country Music Explosion:When it comes to your music,Do you have one that You're most proud of?If so what is the name of it?

Whisper Whitlock:Yes,my next single “Like I Can”
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Country Music Explosion:Can you tell us if there is a story behind the song?

Whisper Whitlock:Yes, there is.
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Country Music Explosion:Which of your song's do you feel most people can relate to?Can you tell us the story behind the song?

Whisper Whitlock:“Like I Can”I think everyone has been at their point in life where they are going through a break up or they see an ex with their new significant other and just thought to themselves,“Ya know,they may be a really beautiful person and all but they will never love you like I can.” That is what inspired this song.
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Country Music Explosion:What message are you trying to send with your music?

Whisper Whitlock:I just want to make music that inspires someone,to let them know they aren’t alone or inspires them to follow their dreams like I am doing.Because you can do whatever you set your mind to,no matter how many times you’re told no or that you can’t do it.
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Country Music Explosion:What age group is your music aimed towards?

Whisper Whitlock:People my age so around 16-25.
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Country Music Explosion:What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

Whisper Whitlock:Country; Miranda Lambert, Johnny Cash, Reba McEntire, the classics lol
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Country Music Explosion:What are your songs about?(What specific themes do they cover?)

Whisper Whitlock:Basically my life.What I go through,who I am,who I want to be,sometimes I take my friends stories, just real life experiences.
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Country Music Explosion:What image do you think your music conveys?

Whisper Whitlock:I try to be real... I want people to be inspired by my music and also chasing a dream.
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Country Music Explosion:How old were you when you knew you wanted to be a singer?At the time did you know what Genre you wanted to sing ?

Whisper Whitlock:I think I’ve always known I wanted to sing, but I was about 13 when I really got into it. I knew I wanted to sing country music. It’s who I am.
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Country Music Explosion:Music-sharing sites and blogs as well as a flood of releases in general are presenting both listeners and artists with challenging questions. What's your view on the value of music today?

Whisper Whitlock:I don't pay attention to what other people think about our current music, I just focus on making good music and sharing it with my fans.
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Country Music Explosion:Which instruments do you play?

Whisper Whitlock:Guitar. But I also dabble at the piano.
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Country Music Explosion:What was the first tune(s) you learned?

Whisper Whitlock:Jolene by Dolly Parton. I played the heck out of that song.
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Country Music Explosion:Is your family musical?

Whisper Whitlock:My grandpa was in a bluegrass band along with my great uncle.
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Country Music Explosion:Describe your family member's musical interests and abilities.

Whisper Whitlock:My grandpa played harmonica in a bluegrass band.
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Country Music Explosion:Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?

Whisper Whitlock:Johnny Cash. He just went for it, he had nothing to lose. He didn’t care what anyone thought of him and made his music for him and not anyone else. I love that.
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Country Music Explosion:Which famous musicians have you learned from?

Whisper Whitlock:Johnny Cash, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Blake Shelton,
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Country Music Explosion:What are your fondest musical memories? In your house? In your neighborhood or town?

Whisper Whitlock:This is hard to answer I cherish all of my music memories.
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Country Music Explosion:Were you influenced by old records & tapes? Which ones?

Whisper Whitlock:Johnny Cash and his spirit to just go for it
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Country Music Explosion:Who are your favorite musicians? Groups?

Whisper Whitlock:Johnny Cash, Pistol Annies, Elle King, Dierks Bentley, Maren Morris, Ed Sheeran, Kip Moore
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Country Music Explosion:How often and for how long do you practice?

Whisper Whitlock:On an average day about an hour to an hour and a half.
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Country Music Explosion:What do you practice - exercises, new tunes, hard tunes, etc.?

Whisper Whitlock:I practice alot of everything.
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Country Music Explosion:How do you balance your music with other obligations - friends,family, job?

Whisper Whitlock:I just commit to practice everyday it is a part of my routine
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Country Music Explosion:Are you currently looking to be signed to a label?If your signed,can you give us a little insight on how you see the way things are done?is it like a big family?

Whisper Whitlock:I’m currently signed to Heart Songs Corporation they are my music family.Very supportive of my dream to make music.
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Country Music Explosion:Do you have any new releases coming out soon?if so,what is the name of the song,Album and is it available now for pre-order?

Whisper Whitlock:I currently have a new single out,“Breaking Hearts & Curfews” but I will also have another release after the first of the year, “Like I Can”
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Country Music Explosion:Where can your music be purchased?

Whisper Whitlock:Itunes,Google Play,Amazon,all digital outlets that sell music.I will also be in retail stores in 2017, I can't wait for that.
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Country Music Explosion:Have you released any albums,cd's..if so can you tell us about them and the process you did to complete it(length of time,favorite song)?

Whisper Whitlock: I have not I am in the process, stay tuned.
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Songwriting Q&A

Country Music Explosion:Who writes your songs? What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs? Do you think these topics will change over time?

Whisper Whitlock:I wrote most of my songs,but I cowrite alot.The main topics that I write about are generally about what I am going through at that point in my life. Of course these topics will change because my life is constantly changing.
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Country Music Explosion:How would you describe and rate the music scene of the city/state you are currently living in and how important is it in terms of what you're actually writing about?

Whisper Whitlock:Well my hometown and home life is the inspiration of my songs.I only write about things that I can personally relate to.
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Country Music Explosion:What are your main impulses to write music?

Whisper Whitlock:To let my emotions out.
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Country Music Explosion:When it comes to song writing, what are your criteria for quality? What are currently your main challenges and ambitions as a writer?

Whisper Whitlock:I have been blessed to write with some accomplished songwriters,I continue to work on co-writes.My criteria is just authentic writers who respect the process of a co-write.
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Country Music Explosion:What do you usually start with when working on a new Music?

Whisper Whitlock:I usually start with a hook or I just randomly strum chords on the guitar and it inspires something.
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Country Music Explosion:Tell us about the selection process for deciding on what to write about,please.What sources will you draw from for research purposes and how much time goes into research,information gathering and fact-checking in general?

Whisper Whitlock:My team, label and I make those decisions together.
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Country Music Explosion:How do you see the role of a song writer in the creative process?

Whisper Whitlock:It's all about the song. That is the foundation.
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Country Music Explosion:In which way does writing and reading about music change the way it is perceived by the public?

Whisper Whitlock:I can't get into the public's head. I just put it out there into the universe.
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Country Music Explosion:Whom do you feel your obligation is to.. other artists or the fans, and how much do you feel is songwriting restricted by external factors?

Whisper Whitlock:I think myself most of all. If I stay true to who I am as a person that will come out in my music.
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Country Music Explosion:Song writing has changed considerably over the past century.What,do you feel,could – or should - be new forms and formats for song writing?

Whisper Whitlock:I don't think there should be a format. Just be real and the magic will happen.
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Country Music Explosion:When and why did you start writing songs?

Whisper Whitlock:I was about 13, and one of the very first songs I wrote was called “Dirt Road Dreamer” and I wrote this because I wanted to tell how I felt and express who I was but I didn’t really know how to say it so I wrote a song about it.

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Touring,Concert,Performing Q&A

Country Music Explosion:Have you been on tour?If so,what's the longest tour you have been involved in?

Whisper Whitlock:Not really.. My label is working on a summer 2017 tour.
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Country Music Explosion:What's the most gigs you do a year? Goodness,

Whisper Whitlock:it differs. I was busy this past year.
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Country Music Explosion:Where would you most like to perform?

Whisper Whitlock:Honestly, I don’t think I have a specific venue I would want to play.
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Country Music Explosion:Who would you most like to open for?

Whisper Whitlock:Miranda Lambert
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Country Music Explosion:Are you currently doing gigs?if so where?

Whisper Whitlock:Yes, here and there in my hometown and I have started to travel to other states.
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Country Music Explosion:Where have you performed? What are your favorite and least favorite venues?

Whisper Whitlock:I do not have a favorite
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Country Music Explosion:Tell us about the selection process you go through when doing a gig?or in the studio?How do you decide which song to perform or record first?

Whisper Whitlock:I usually tailor my set list to the type of venue I am performing at and I always listen to my fans requests.
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Country Music Explosion:Have you been in competitions? Any prizes?

Whisper Whitlock:I have not.
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Country Music Explosion:Do you perform in public? Describe those occasions? Concerts, radio, TV.online?

Whisper Whitlock:Yes I have been on TV in Nashville,I do Whisper Wednesday every week.I love performing and connecting with my fans.
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Country Music Explosion:What do you think about when your preforming?

Whisper Whitlock:I do not think, I just do it.
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Country Music Explosion:How do you handle mistakes during a performance?

Whisper Whitlock:Just keep going,it took me a while to learn this.I used to stop and apologize,but now I just keep on doin my thing and hope no one noticed. As they say, the show must go on.
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Country Music Explosion:Do you get nervous before a performance or a competition?

Whisper Whitlock:Always, it never fails
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Country Music Explosion:What advice would you give to beginners who are nervous?

Whisper Whitlock:To take a deep breath, calm down, and say a prayer.. It’s really not as bad as you think, as soon as you go up there and start performing it all goes away.

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