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About six years ago, Chris Cagle chilled out at a minor league hockey game in Nashville and got an unexpected idea for a song. Read More
Roy Acuff had made a name for himself in "hillbilly" circles for such tunes as "The Great Speckled Bird" and "Wabash Cannon Ball." He sang them on several radio programs of the era, sparking the interest of the American Recording Company. Read More
I told my dad," chuckles funnyman Bill Engvall, " 'I can honestly look you in the eye and say, "I'll be coming to a theater near you - and not buying popcorn!" ' " Read More
Jennifer Hanson figured out what she wanted to do with her life when she tagged along to her dad's workplace. Of course, that workplace happened to be onstage as a tour musician with Alabama, where he was playing guitar in front of 60,000 people. Read More
West Palm Beach, Fla., to a lot of people is a place of relaxation. A vacation destination on the Atlantic Ocean. But for me, at the end of January of this year, it was anything but. Read More
Anne Murray's career is hot again. Surprised as anyone that she's become the queen of direct TV marketing, the Canadian singing legend was thrilled when 1999's What A Wonderful World CD of inspirational classics not only planted her back in the Billboard Country Albums Top 10 after a 12-year absence, but also sold over one million copies! Read More
As a child, Faith Hill listened to the songs of her idol, Reba McEntire, and dreamed of the big time. But she also worshiped the music of another diva - the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Read More
It's mid-morning on a sun-baked southern California day off the shores of Zuma Beach. The SHeDAISY sisters - Kristyn, Kelsi and Kassidy Osborn - are preparing to shoot their latest video, "Mine All Mine," as the hair and makeup crew fuss over them like mother hens. Read More
It's more important to have passion for what you do than to get rich - always," declares Eddie Montgomery. "I think this whole country - everybody - needs to be more passionate about what they're doing. Our forefathers and mothers all took pride in what they done, whether it was makin' clothes or farmin' or whatever. And some of that's missin'." Read More
Many older brothers regard their younger siblings as an annoyance. Read More
After over 30 albums, 40 Top 10 hits - including 10 No. 1s - and 30 years in the business, Tanya Tucker has finally made the record of her dreams. Read More
The CMA Awards of Oct. 11, 1982, shaped up as a night to remember for Marty Robbins, who was receiving the ultimate honor - induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. But it was also a night he nearly skipped. According to Marty's son, Ronny, Marty didn't see eye-to-eye with the CMA, which selects the Hall's members. "In his whole career, he never won a CMA Award, which had made him a little mad," recalls Ronny. "So he thought, 'Why should I even show up?' But once he realized how much the Hall of Fame induction meant to his family and friends, he decided that he would attend." Read More
Toby Keith's dad is no doubt smiling proudly down on his son. Read More
Larry Gatlin sits on the front porch at his home near Austin and cuddles the latest love of his life - 2-year-old granddaughter Parker. Read More
Since the day it happened, there's not a day that's gone by that I haven't thought about those families," says Faith Hill. "Every day of my life I see these faces and think about these people that I never knew before." Read More
Even as they became country's most famous and successful group, Alabama always remained tightly tied to their hometown of Fort Payne. Maybe that's why this small town at the northeastern tip of the state is home to... Read More
Back in 1981, Byron Hill and Blake Mevis set out to write a song for the movie The Soldier - and they ended up launching a superstar career. Read More
You're sitting in the audience at the CMA Awards show in Nashville. The stars are out in full force. There are Tim and Faith in the front row, looking glamorous. There's Alan Jackson, his lanky frame spilling out of his seat. Read More
When Chris LeDoux celebrates his 54th birthday Oct. 2, he just might want to save a slice of cake for his rebirth day five days later. After all, Oct. 7 marks the two-year anniversary of his liver transplant - and second chance at life. Read More
When Pam Tillis invited her family to sing on her new album, she expected a day of family bonding. What she didn't expect was the food bill.

"It was fun, but they just about ate me out of house and home!" she laughs. "I think they ate about $600 worth of groceries that day!" Read More