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Take three honky-tonk heroes - JoeDiffie, Mark Chesnutt and Tracy Lawrence - mix in 75 cities, andyou've got country's biggest traveling party! The stars are callingit the Rockin' Roadhouse Tour and will hit the road this summerbeginning in Fargo, N.D. Read More
Excitement filled the air in MusicCity as the Grand Ole Opry celebrated two special occasions on thisday. First, it marked the gala opening night at the Opry's new home - the Grand Ole Opry House at Opryland - after morethan 30 years at the historic Ryman Auditorium Read More
After 45 years, country croonerLeroy Van Dyke continues to log thousands of road miles and plays 100shows a year. Read More
The compelling message in the songGeorge Strait took to No. 1 in 1990 is so enduring it's now beencaptured in a must-read book, Love Without End, Amen - highlighted bybeautiful photos, inspirational verses, a moving introduction byGeorge and a CD of his hit song. Read More
It's high noon. Troy Gentry andEddie Montgomery are on a couple of beefed-up Harleys rumbling down aribbon of blacktop in the desert near Las Vegas. The road snakestoward the distant Spring Mountain Range, jutting into a cloudlesssapphire sky. Read More
Everything's coming up roses forLorrie Morgan. She's got a new marriage to fellow singer SammyKershaw, a new single, "The Color Of Roses," and now a new DVD of thesame name that's due in stores March 12. Read More
In 1955, a young man patiently waited on the steps of a studiocalled Memphis Recording Service. He was hoping to catch the owner,Sam Phillips, arriving for work. Upon seeing Phillips, the young manstood up. "Mr. Phillips, sir," he boldly stated, "if you listen tome, you'll be glad you did." Read More
For 18 months Freddy Fender has stayed alive by taking four-hourdialysis treatments every other day. Last April, he almost died ofcardiac arrest. And he's got diabetes, hepatitis C and cirrhosis ofthe liver, a condition that may eventually require a livertransplant. Read More
Mindy McCready is standing in aNashville-area laundromat, intently preparing to flip a quarter. Shepops it into the air - and it flies astray, landing a couple of feetaway. Read More
Paul Overstreet knows how to writechart-topping songs. He's piled up 27 Top 10 singles for starsincluding George Jones ("Same Ole Me"), Randy Travis ("Forever AndEver, Amen") and Kenny Chesney ("She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy"). Buttoday, Paul has bigger fish to fry. Read More
I'm Movin' On" isn't just the nameof Rascal Flatts' latest hit - it could be their motto. "If you'repassionate about something you believe in, you gotta move on, moveforward and try to go get it," says Joe Don Rooney. "Or one day, Iguarantee you're gonna be kicking yourself in the butt for not atleast attempting." Read More
Elvis Presley's leg was shaking -but not for the usual reason. On the night of Oct. 2, 1954, Elvis wasas nervous as he'd ever been. After all, he was playing the Grand OleOpry. Read More
Trick Pony could have played it safewith their third single. They could have followed their two rockin'hits with a sugar-sweet ballad, like some folks thought they should.They could have followed their tried-and-true formula of HeidiNewfield singing lead, like some folks thought they should. Read More
Bobby Braddock needed that one hugesmash to get on the "A" list of Music Row songwriters. So he decidedto spell one out. Read More
Gene Watson has survived enough fadsto know not to follow them. "Oh, man, I've come through everything -the pop-country thing, the rhinestone cowboys, the Outlaw movement,"declares Gene, who first hit the charts in 1975 and has enjoyed 21Top 10s. Read More
Feisty and uncompromising, LorettaLynn wrote some of the hardest-hitting real-life songs in countryhistory, including "Don't Come Home A' Drinkin' (With Lovin' On YourMind)" and "Fist City." Read More
Inside the Thomas And Mack Arena in Las Vegas, the best cowboys inthe world are competing in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, theSuper Bowl of rodeo events. They're ropin', ridin' and hangin' on tosnortin' bulls. Read More
Long before she was a country star,Carolyn Dawn Johnson was a Reba McEntire fan. "I remember her albumRumor Has It," recalls Carolyn Dawn. "I cried many tears for thatalbum! Me and my girlfriend listened to that all the time." Read More
Tommy Shane Steiner's father was arodeo star, and so was his mother. The Steiner family's hallowedrodeo heritage goes back to his great-grandfather, and also includesTommy's younger brother, Sid. Read More
Let's hope Vince Gill is getting alittle rest right about now. That's because he has recently plungedinto a flurry of activity that would exhaust lesser men - mostof it to help a bushel of good causes. Even with his hands full beingdad to 10-month-old daughter Corrina, Vince has worked overtimeplaying at benefit shows for everyone from the victims of Sept. 11 toa Nashville fund to help children with life-threatening illnesses.Even his fun activities have helped people out - he had a ballhosting the T.J. Martell Golf Tournament in Nashville to furtherleukemia, cancer and AIDS research. Read More