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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
When Chely Wright was a newspaper delivery girl in her hometown of Wellsville, Kan., she knew every street like the back of her hand. "I also knew every crack in the sidewalks," she jokes. Read More
here do your favorite country stars eat, shop and hang in Nashville? "Spotted" lets you know what the stars are doing - and where they're doing it when they're offstage. Read More
His first hit, "Hard Call To Make," is about tough decisions. But for J. Michael Harter, the hardest call to make was whether to come to Nashville at all.

That's because making the move from his native Arizona meant leaving home - and his longtime girlfriend - behind. "That was a hard thing to do, because I'd been with her for close to three years," he says. "I was torn between chasing my dream and staying in Arizona." Read More
Damond Rio drummer Brian Prout doesn't even try to wipe the grin off his face as he talks about the incredible year he's having. First, he married sweetheart and fellow performer Stephanie Bentley. And now, they're expecting their first child - a daughter - Oct. 10. Life is sweet. Read More
Who is Wynonna Judd, really? When is her new album coming out? Where has she been and what has she been doing? Read More
Johnny Bush's career as a solo artist was taking off in the early '70s when he came to a disc jockey convention in Nashville to sign a deal with RCA records. That's where the Texas native met RCA executive Jerry Bradley, who planted the seed for "Whiskey River," a song that would blossom into one of the best-loved - and most-recorded - in all of country music. Read More
Gs Garth Brooks released his second album, No Fences, on Sept. 29, 1990, he faced the inevitable question: Would he fall victim to the sophomore jinx? After all, Garth's self-titled debut album had sold nearly one million copies and yielded two No. 1 hits, "The Dance" and "If Tomorrow Never Comes." Read More
Iwas on a plane recently, and this sweet 19-year-old girl was telling me her life story," recalls Carolyn Dawn Johnson. "She was going back home, and she was worried about leaving because she didn't trust her fiance. Read More
A few months ago, patrons at a North Dakota casino scored a real jackpot: Jeannie C. Riley's first performance in seven years. Read More
It's been name-checked in hits like Collin Raye's "Little Rock" and Lee Ann Womack's "A Little Past Little Rock." What makes folks want to sing about this friendly town where the Southeast meets the Southwest? Here are the facts about Arkansas' capital and largest city, Little Rock: Read More
Does Tim McGraw have a normal life? Let him tell you. "Well, I got up this morning at 5:30 with the baby, made coffee - and then I dropped the jelly jar getting it out of the refrigerator. I had to clean it up from all over the kitchen floor. And I had to do it before the coffee was ready, so that was pretty normal." Read More