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What do you do if you're a singerand suddenly you can't sing? That's the dilemma David Kersh facednearly three years ago. Read More
In 1971, 19-year-old Texan JohnnyRodriguez hit Nashville with $14 in his pocket and a beat-up guitarin his hand. "I couldn't even afford a guitar case," recalls Johnny."So I carried it wrapped in a plastic bag." Read More
I'm a mediocre talented, extremelyfarsighted, chubby guy from North Carolina," declares Charlie Danielsin a modest self-description that belies his impact on American musicand culture. Read More
Getting married is easy -- acertificate, a minister or judge, and two people ready to say "I do"is all you need. Staying married is hard. Read More
The three members of Trick Pony moveto center stage of the old church. Framed against a backdrop ofmassive organ pipes, they're standing beneath a chandelier with morethan 1,000 glistening crystals. Faces look down from the balcony,intently awaiting the musical message from the three-voice choir. Read More
Joe Nichols didn't write hisinspirational debut hit, "The Impossible" -- but he did live it. Inthe song, Joe sings about being 13, watching his idolized fathercrying upon his grandfather's death -- details that really hit hometo Joe. Read More
It was just a gravel road with abunch of potholes in it, and we had to drive down it," says SteveAzar thoughtfully. Read More
Dixie Chick Natalie Maines exclaimsthat she's head over heels in love -- with being a mom. And theobject of her affection is her adorable son, Slade. Read More
Willie Nelson knew that farmers werein dire straits on the eve of his 1993 Farm Aid fund-raiser, April 24in Ames, Iowa. Hundreds of farmers were already in need of financialhelp, but thousands more faced foreclosure due to the terrible springfloods of 1993. Read More
With an album nearing doubleplatinum, a toddler son approaching three years and homes in bothTennessee and Oregon, Sara Evans is both a country star and a busymom. Now she's adding another role to her expandingrésumé -- that of an aspiring politician's wife. Read More
Phil Vassar is standing on theterrace of the Ritz Carlton in Naples, Fla., looking out over thewhite, sandy beach as the sun is about to set over the Gulf ofMexico. A soft ocean breeze blows gently through the fronds of thepotted palms. Read More
So what's it like when the fourmembers of Little Big Town write a song together? "It's like a bigparty!" says Jimi Westbrook. Read More
Don Von Tress would agree thatthere's nothing funny about a broken heart. But back in 1990, thestruggling songwriter decided to approach romance-gone-wrong from ahumorous perspective. Read More
In 1967, Edna Perry already had twolittle boys in grade school. She loved them very much. Read More
Our first stop was Budapest,Hungary. Two days. Each morning we left our hotel and flew intoBosnia, still considered a hot spot. The troops carried weapons atall times. We'd visit the camps during the day, talk to the soldiers,tour the hospital and do our show in the evening. Each night we'd flyback to Budapest. Read More
Three years ago, things were lookingup for George Jones. "The Possum" had just finished cutting his firstalbum for Asylum Records, and a song called "Choices," written byBilly Yates and Mike Curtis, was picked to be the first single. Read More
At one point in his life, T. GrahamBrown wasn't content to just sing the blues -- he thought hehad to live them, too. Read More
Nothing about the romance betweenBryan White and actress Erika Page has been easy. They practicallyhad to be pushed together to begin with, and have carried on acourtship -- and now marriage -- separated by hundreds,even thousands of miles. Yet after five years of constant travel,high phone bills and way too many lonely nights, this pair'slong-distance relationship has left them more in love than ever. "Iwould definitely highly recommend it," declares Erika on a sunnyafternoon at the couple's apartment in Los Angeles' San FernandoValley. "Under the right circumstances." Read More
Kenny Chesney's mom has a slight problem with her son's role asone of country's leading sex symbols. When Karen Chandler saw anaudience full of screaming females on Kenny's new tour, her maternalinstincts kicked in. Read More
This is my final home," declaresPatty Loveless. "I've told everybody I'm gonna live here, die here... and come back and haunt the place!" Read More