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Do not mess with Willie Nelson --he's a black belt. "A couple of years ago, my wife and boys went tothe tae kwon do school, and I decided I was not about to let them getahead of me," he chuckles. "So I went down and started doing it. Iactually caught up with them and passed them -- they're black beltcandidates, but I got mine before they did." Read More
Brooks & Dunn's 1991 debutalbum, Brand New Man, did more than just establish Kix Brooks andRonnie Dunn as instant superstars. It also set a hefty high-watermark for future country duos. Read More
Even before the tragedies of Sept.11 turned the country's focus to our military troops overseas, VinceGill and his wife, Amy Grant, were keenly aware of the freedoms weenjoy as Americans -- and were eager to show their supportthrough the gift of music. Read More
Sometimes -- especially in thisbusiness -- if you make a little money, you can have too much fun,"explains Harley Allen, co-writer of Alan Jackson's 1997 smash"Between The Devil And Me." "And, if you're not careful, it can getout of hand -- especially if money tends to make you lean that wayanyway. But if you've got a good woman, she'll help keep you inline." Read More
Chely Wright relaxes on a livingroom chair and sips on the one cup of coffee she allows herself eachday. She's grateful for this moment of downtime from her whirlwindlife, where every micro-second seems accounted for. Still, shewouldn't have it any other way. Read More
The may not be a star yet, butJoAnna Janét knows what it's like to walk in a star's shoes-- or at least to drive one of their cars! Read More
Steve Holy was understandablyecstatic when his "Good Morning Beautiful" captured the No. 1 spotfor five incredible weeks and sent his career soaring into thestratosphere. Read More
What is it about NASCAR and country that go together like butter on a hot biscuit? Veteran racer Kyle Petty -- and one-time country singer -- shares his thoughts on this special relationship. Read More
Elizabeth flew in to town to see melast May during the ACMs," recalls Chris Cagle of the Texas beautywho became his bride in September. "And when she walked in the roomat this ACM event, Cyndi Thomson was next to me and said, 'You'relucky.' Read More
LeAnn Rimes and dancer Dean Sheremettook their whirlwind romance to the altar when they married Feb. 23at Perkins Chapel in Dallas. The beaming couple said their "I dos"before 150 guests, which included LeAnn's mom, Belinda. Read More
Growing up on a farm in Canada,Carolyn Dawn Johnson knows the meaning of fresh. "Our milk wasstraight from the cow," she says. "We even made our own cottagecheese!" Read More
arth Brooks confesses that thereare only two people who could lure him out of retirement. One isChris Gaines -- the fictional singer at the center of Garth'slong-planned movie, The Lamb, which he still hopes to get off the ground. Read More
Blly Ray is the first countrysinger to play a doctor on television, but certainly not the last. Ifothers starred in their own medical shows, would they be somethinglike these? Read More
Ask Hank Locklin how he's feelingthese days, and he answers with a hearty weather report: "Somewherebetween a cyclone and a gentle breeze." But whatever way the windblows, the spry 83-year-old is still kicking up plenty of dust. Read More
A decade ago Martina McBride madeher chart debut with "The Time Has Come." Such a milestone is causefor celebration and reflection, so we asked the superstar -- who went on to rack up multiplatinum albums, numerous awards and acollection of hits, including "Blessed," her most recent Top 10-- to share with us the 10 greatest moments of her life.< Read More
Blly Ray Cyrus is shivering in thecold of Toronto, Canada, on the set of his hit TV series, Doc. He'sporing over pages of dialogue for his character, Dr. Clint Cassidy,while sporting a white lab coat and nervously twiddling a pen in hisright hand. Read More
Aaron Tippin watched in horror asthe terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, unfolded on his televisionscreen. The images of black smoke rising from New York's World TradeCenter and the devastating piles of rubble left Aaron wracked withemotion. Read More
Stories ripped from the headlines!"blare the TV promos for NBC's juggernaut crime series Law &Order. Now SHeDAISY's just-released, in-your-face single, "Get OverYourself," could boast that it's also based on a true story "rippedfrom real life!" Read More
All Andy Griggs wanted to do wasimpress his wife. So he walked into their bedroom, sat down on thebed and serenaded Stephanie with his new single, "Tonight I Wanna BeYour Man." And impress he did!< Read More
My grandpa had a great old barn,"recalls Chris LeDoux with a smile. "Big old oak beams. All hand-hewn.You could see where they used the broadaxe on it. It was great." Hepauses for a moment. "I love barns." Read More