Video: Stars Talk Musical Longevity

"Take a few leaps of faith and trust your gut," Carrie Underwood says of staying on top in the music business for the long haul. And she's just one of the many, many artists we talked to about this very subject.

It's June 21. And on this longest day of the year, we present a look at what it takes to have a long, long career in music: something that is famously difficult to achieve. We sat down with many, many hitmakers from Underwood, to rapper Wiz Khalifa to country icon Charlie Daniels (and several others) and got their candid answers about for the video above. Check it out, and then tell us who your favorite longtime musicians are in the comments below.

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