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Five years ago, while driving on a Nashville interstate,songwriter Zach Lyle wracked his brain for a fresh idea. He lookedskyward for inspiration -- and literally saw the writing on thewall! Read More
After a short break from radio, TyHerndon was ready to return. His comeback song, "Heather's Wall," hadbecome a hit video and the Alabama native was eager to give his fansa new batch of songs. Then Ty hit his own wall -- and found himselffacing an unexpected identity crisis. Read More
In the radio these days, everythingnew is new again. After several years during which country producedvery few new stars, the charts are suddenly filled with risingtalents making a big splash with debut hits. In fact, newcomersaccount for about a quarter of country radio's current hits. Read More
The mid-'90s were a boot-stomping,chart-topping time for Little Texas. The popular group cranked outseveral hits -- "God Blessed Texas," "Kick A Little" and "My Love" --and were on the road almost nonstop, performing one rocking showafter another. As good as it was, it proved to be too much forkeyboardist and fan heartthrob Brady Seals, who left the band in1995. Read More
Oh, yeah," said George Strait,grinning and lighting a cigar. "I'm a big winner." Read More
Lonestar stands tall aboard the deckof the USS Harry Truman aircraft carrier, pumping out their poignanthit "I'm Already There." The song's achingly touching theme -- beingaway from family -- resonates especially well this night, becauseLonestar is playing for an audience that can truly relate: Americanservicemen and women stationed on the massive ship, docked off theFlorida coast. Read More
SHeDAISY sisters and Brad Paisley survive chilling plane mishap --an exclusive first-person account Read More
Justin" singer Blake Shelton neverexpected to find himself plotting his escape from prison. But here heis, decked out in convict garb as he shoots the video for his newsingle, "Ol' Red." Read More
As grizzled rockers ZZ Top once proclaimed in song, Every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man! Many of today's country stars are also crazy about the three-man rock band from Texas, whose brand of hard-driving barroom blues influenced their sound. Read More
George Strait tugs his blackResistol a little tighter on his head. In just seconds, he'll bejostling in the saddle as his horse, Joker, bolts pell-mell into therodeo arena chasing a steer. Read More
Pat Green is a glass-half-full kindof guy. "I don't have a dark, deep side," confesses Pat. "I'm anoptimist -- and I have no room in my life for negativity." Read More
I'm holding my own, sang Lee RoyParnell in one of his biggest hits. For him, those words still ringtrue. He fired off a string of smashes in the mid-'90s, including "OnThe Road," "Love Without Mercy" and "Heart's Desire" -- aremarkable achievement, especially given the way the Nashvilleestablishment often frowns on the adventurous kind of musical spiritthat has always steered Lee Roy's music. Read More
Stting in a styling chair at aNashville photography studio, Mark Chesnutt nervously taps his righthand on his knee. As the stylist clips at Mark's hair, Mark isalready half-closing his eyes, dreading what's coming next -- theshot of hair spray. Read More
It should be no surprise that GabbieNolen is enjoying her first hit, "Almost There," before she turns 20-- after all, she first sang professionally at 12, graduated fromhigh school at 15 and moved out on her own at 17. Read More
Before Shania Twain skyrocketed to stardom, she was a poor, struggling, big-hair resort act whose idea of a real treat was hot tea with lemon. Read More
In this exclusive interview, Barbara Brooks and Janine Dunn reveal what their husbands are really like away from music's glitz and glamour. Read More
Few debuts in country history havebeen as splashy and spectacular as Clint Black's. The black-hattedTexan with the boyish charm made instant history when his firstsingle, "A Better Man," jumped to No. 1 in 1989. That made Clint thefirst male country singer since Freddy Fender in 1975 to hit the topwith a debut song. Read More
When Chris Cagle recently jetted toCozumel, Mexico, he was a man with a mission: He wanted to get hisopen-water scuba certification from the Professional Association ofDiving Instructors (PADI). Read More
Dolly Parton likes to eat realdown-home country food," says Mary Cornell with a smile. Read More
Two of country music's rising stars-- Bill Anderson and Roger Miller -- had an idea for a song that wasliterally out of this world.< Read More