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Country Weekly would like to wish you, your family and friends a happy holiday. Read More
With the New Year upon us, thoughts turn to making - andkeeping - resolutions. The stars let us in on what they're vowing todo in 2002 to make it the best year ever. Read More
See How Country Measured Up in '01 Read More
In a year packed with big stars, big news and big moments, nobodyhad a bigger 2001 than country's biggest couple, Tim McGraw and FaithHill. Read More
Look at it - it's going nuts!"exclaims Joe Diffie as he inspects the large container of fermentingwine on his basement floor. There's a purple liquid oozing from thestopper, and it looks ready to blow - all over Joe's white walls. Read More
Loretta Lynn followed thetime-honored motto of the songwriter - "write what you know" - and turned it into her signature song, "Coal Miner'sDaughter." Drawing from her own background, Loretta painted anautobiographical picture of her poverty-stricken childhood in thetough coal fields of Kentucky. Read More
Darryl Worley is standing on afreshly built stage just a few feet from the edge of Pickwick Lake - 14 miles from his hometown of Savannah, Tenn. - whenhe spies a friend. Read More
Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Sara Evans are amongthe country nominees for the 29th American Music Awards, which willbe presented during a three-hour ABC telecast Jan. 9. The AMAs honorthe year's most popular performers in the categories of pop/rock,country, soul/rhythm & blues, adult contemporary, Latin music,contemporary inspirational, rap/hip-hop, alternative and favoritesoundtrack. Read More
He's been in the company ofpresidents, star athletes, Hollywood royalty and legendary musiciansof every genre. So when Charlie Daniels needed to fill up his newmuseum in downtown Nashville, he wasn't lacking in memorabilia andawards. "We just cleaned my mantelpiece off," jokes Charlie, walkingby one display case after another. Read More
Everyone enjoys tearing intothose brightly wrapped presents on Christmas morning to find outwhat's inside. But some gifts are unforgettable - and can evenhave a lifelong impact. Read More
Joe Stampley is a different kind of "hat act." He doesn't sport atopper onstage, but offstage he sports a variety of figurativeheadwear. "Why should I be pinned down to just one thing?" asks Joewith a grin. Read More
As Phil Vassar marches up the charts, he changes his plans to walk down the aisle... Read More
Jamie O'Neal is right at home ona balmy, tropical island - but an icy glacier really warms herheart. Read More
An eerie childhood memory thatwouldn't go away ... an old car that may have been haunted ... 30years of Vietnam War memories. These dramatic scenarios inspiredsongwriters Thom Shepherd and Wood Newton to write "Riding WithPrivate Malone," a touching story that seemingly came from nowhere tocrack the Top 10 and capture America's heart. Read More
Emerson Drive may be young - all six band members are between 23 and 28 - butthey're already old pros. Read More
Country's Top 10 Christmas CD's for 2001 Read More
Putting personal pain behind him, Garth Brooks serves up hisbiggest, brightest Christmas ever. But he says this is absolutely hislast dance. Read More
Though he jokes that Tulsa,Okla., is "where I keep my clean clothes," the road is still homefor Roy Clark. Read More
Part one happened so fast. No sooner did Brad Paisley realize his dream of getting a record deal than he saw his debut album, Who Needs Pictures, churn out four hit singles and make a rising star of the West Virginia native. Read More
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