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Billy Gilman is spending a rare,quiet afternoon at his home in Hope Valley, R.I., taking a break fromhis summer whirlwind. He flops into a chair, switches on thetelevision and starts to make plans with his buddies for the evening.It has already been a full day with family and friends, but like most13-year-olds, Billy wants to squeeze in every possible activity. Read More
Who needs to understand the Venusand Mars differences between men and women? K.T. Oslin knows exactlyhow to put the romance back into ailing relationships. "Live CloseBy, Visit Often" is the answer. Read More
Some country stars can dazzle computer guru Bill Gates when itcomes to tackling the Internet, while others don't exactly sparklewhen going high-tech Read More
Inside the rough and tumble honky-tonk, two-stepping couples crowdthe dance floor as Toby Keith and his band grind out solid countrymusic. An icy night wind swirling in from the Oklahoma prairie pushesunder the door, causing dust motes to do their own whirlingdance. Read More
I don't wear a lot of ties, but Ilearned a long time ago not to wear one in here," declares Steve Holywith a laugh as he walks into the Trail Dust Steak House inArlington, Texas. Read More
No matter what happens in my life, Iwill always have a mountain soul," reveals Patty Loveless with a warmsigh. "The first music I ever heard was from the mountains ofKentucky, where I grew up, and that mountain music is still very muchwith me." Read More
Imagine: It's the late '70s. RonnieDunn is singing on the stage of a dark Texas honky-tonk. Achicken-wire curtain separates his band from the beer-bottle-chuckingpatrons. He's playing for "the door." He and the band leave thatnight with $11 each, which they pocket after hauling their own gearoff the stage and loading it into Ronnie's Mercury Capri. Read More
Mary Chapin Carpenter is sitting ina London hotel room, trying to explain her absence. You see, it'sbeen five years since she has released a full album of new music. Onradio and in music stores, she's been a missing person. What took solong? Read More
Tim walked into a courthouse inOrchard Park, N.Y., on May 14 knowing he could spend a year inprison. Nine days later, he emerged from the same building still afree man. Read More
We've all had our opportunities tobe solo artists and do other things. But that's the great thing aboutthis band - we chose to do it as a group." Read More
Ira was sitting by the pool with allthose bikini-clad women throwing themselves at him," laughs HeidiNewfield, Trick Pony's lead singer, ribbing bass player Ira Dean."And by 11:30 that night, he was laid out on the couch going, 'Ican't go anymore ... leave me alone!' " Read More
Garth Brooks has helped me have someinteresting 'firsts' in my life," says songwriter and producer KentBlazy. And Garth's smash hit "If Tomorrow Never Comes" was mostlyresponsible. Read More
A year after Kentucky HeadHunters guitarist Richard Young suffered a heart attack, the band is celebrating with tattooed outcasts and fire-breathing go-go girls in- of all places - New York City. Read More
Nothing is as innocent as a child,"says Darryl Worley, wiping tears from his already reddened eyes. "Andwe were just children when we got together, really. Fifteen yearsold." Read More
Skillfully maneuvering around atree, he cuts a straight swath before parking the lawn tractor at thehead of a long line of other lawn tractors. He steps off the mower aseasily as he dismounts a horse - or as easily as he churns outhit songs, like his current single, "If You Can Do AnythingElse." Read More
A yearly tradition- many stars holdtheir own get-togethers witht heir fan club members, allowing them aneven more intimate visit Read More
Nothing is as innocent as a child,"says Darryl Worley, wiping tears from his already reddened eyes. "Andwe were just children when we got together, really. Fifteen yearsold." Read More
Alan Jackson had a theory about whyhe took home five awards from this year's TNN & CMT CountryWeekly Music Awards. He had his good-luck charms close by. Read More
Armed with Super Soaker waterblasters and shaving-cream pies, country stars scored more laughsthan runs at the 11th Annual City Of Hope Celebrity SoftballChallenge, one of the official lead-in events to Fan Fair. Read More
When singing cowboy Chris LeDouxneeded a new liver, superstar Garth Brooks was ready to saddle up andride to the rescue. Read More