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In 1994, David Ball stepped up to the plate in Nashville withthree strikes already against him: He was over 40, unheralded andtraditional to the core. But the talented singer/songwriter defiedthe odds and took country by surprise. His first hit, "Thinkin'Problem," soared to No. 2, and his album of the same name sold amillion copies. Read More
George Jones reclines in a plushwhite leather chair. It's a sunny day at his estate south ofNashville. But George and wife Nancy aren't relaxing in their home- they're on George's new 45-foot tour bus parked next totheir stables and barn. Read More
Tim McGraw steps down from his busand sees the dew on the grass glistening in the first rays ofLouisiana sunlight. There's a chill in the crisp October air as heprepares to repeat an annual ritual that began with his firstSwampstock Celebrity Softball Challenge and Concert eight yearsago. Read More
Songwriter Gary Baker thinks back toa summer day in 1999, when co-writing a smash single nearly lost outto whacking a golf ball. Read More
Cyndi Thomson fights back tears.She's gazing out at a sea of her friends, music industry associatesand media who've joined her at a party celebrating the chart-toppingsuccess of her debut single, "What I Really Meant To Say." Read More
It's almost eerily appropriatethat "I Will Survive" is Wild Horses' first hit. "It's our band'slife story!" declares lead singer Angela Rae. "It's really strangehow it all tied together." Read More
I used to think that 15,000 was thebiggest audience in the world," Barbara Mandrell once said. But onNov. 18, 1980, she discovered what "big" really meant. That night,Barbara premiered her weekly NBC prime-time series, Barbara Mandrell& The Mandrell Sisters, to a TV audience that numbered in themillions. Read More
B eauty Bar. Even the name of thistrendy nightclub - literally 80 steps from one of Gene Autry'sfive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - oozes with glamour.That's why Tammy Cochran is here shooting her new video, "I Cry," inwhich she plays a woman stepping out on the town after the end of arelationship. Read More
For a lot of people, Junior Brown isthe guy in the madcap videos, wearing an old-fashioned suit andplaying his patented Guit-Steel instrument. Now the mega-talentedperformer wonders if those popular clips have given people the wrongimpression... Read More
Buce Robison insists that he wasnot agitated, bitter or even slightly cross when he wrote "Angry AllThe Time." Instead, the Texas-based singer/songwriter admits that hismood was more reflective than enraged. Read More
Resident Bush was standing at aWhite House podium. He'd invited Mark Wills, his wife Kelly and3-year-old daughter Mally - plus some other folks - to an Easterbreakfast. Mally would make it a memorable morning for George W. Read More
There's a new sheriff in thisCalifornia town, and she's calling the shots. Heck, she's eventriggering Clint Black and his stunning actress wife, Lisa HartmanBlack, to plot an escape to a distant ranch. Read More
Tomorrow's another day, and I'mthirsty anyway, so bring on the rain. Jo Dee Messina's been throughtough times in her life - so it's fitting that she's singing thesewords in her latest single, "Bring On The Rain." It's also fittingthat the song's video is overflowing with water - lots of water. Read More
Shania Twain may have been out ofthe spotlight lately, but that hasn't stopped her from having anotherbig year! Read More
Aaron Tippin stands in front of ahuge American flag &endash; 30' X 60', to be exact. As the camerasroll and the flag waves, Aaron sings a new song, "Where The Stars AndStripes And The Eagle Fly." It's a tune that was actually written twoand a half years ago, and was slated to appear on his album PeopleLike Us. Read More
The 35th annual CMA Awards were about two T's - Tim and Tradition. Tim McGraw took the coveted Entertainer Of The Year award, and the traditionally minded O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack earned Album and Single Of The Year honors. Read More
Gary Allan's fans will no doubt love every tune on his new Alright Guy album, but he just may have to do a little fence mending with one very important fan - his mama, Mary - over the lyrics on a couple of the CD's songs. Read More
Carolyn Dawn Johnson scrunchesherself into a chair, lets out a sigh and casts a gaze toward theceiling. "Things are going so well," she says, "I'm in totaldisbelief." Read More
Most parents don't encourage theirkids to try to become singers. But when Shannon Brown's dad heard herpowerful voice, he told her to go for it. Read More
From his mom to his wife to his newbundle of joy, it's the women in Vince Gill's life who've inspiredhim to write classic songs, live happily ever after - and evenbreak out into teary public displays. Read More