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Not long before Jo Dee Messina was scheduled to perform at thissummer's Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation National Race ForThe Cure in Washington, D.C., she received bad news. A family friendof 26 years was dying of cancer. Soon after Jo Dee got the news, hedied. Read More
George Strait waves to 50,000 screaming fans at Nashville's Adelphia Coliseum and breaks into a Texas-sized smile. A lanky figure has just strolled onto the stage, and suddenly the screams rise to decibel-piercing level. Could that long, tall guest star possibly be ... Alan Jackson? Read More
The wind howling through the Blackhawk helicopter's opendoors at 14,000 feet drops temperatures near freezing for the membersof the army's elite Golden Knights Parachute Team huddled inside. Read More
All the high-profile personalities who appear on the celebrity version of TV's Who Wants To Be A MillionaireWomack Wins Big Read More
A little tune got stuck inside Mark McGuinn's head, and itwas driving him nuts. "I'd been carrying this maddening tune aroundfor so long, and I was watching a movie called Friday starring IceCube," remembers Mark. "These guys were all sitting out on the porch,watching their neighbor mow the lawn. They're all going, 'Wow! Lookat Mrs. such 'n' such! She's so fine!' They were so enamored withthis neighbor who was really hot. It was hilarious. Read More
At one time or an other, we've all wanted to ask our favorite Country Stars questions. We've heard your requests and are going to present you with the opportunity to do just that! Read More
"I loved that house," declares Trisha, who's moving closer toNashville. "Really, it was just needing to make a change. Read More
Eddie Montgomery slumps over a pooltable in the dimly lit room, as if carrying the weight of the worldon his broad shoulders. He idly rolls the white cue ball from oneside rail to another, while his Montgomery Gentry partner, TroyGentry, strums some mournful chords on a guitar. Read More
Relaxing in the air-conditionedcomfort of his tour bus, Randall Hank Williams Jr. - "Bocephus," ifyou prefer - pulls off his trademark sunglasses and rubs his eyes.After years of hard living, he has the relaxed air of a mancomfortable in his skin and content with his life. Read More
It's amazing that a million people have bought my album," declaresSara Evans with a touch of awe, after recently receiving herfirst-ever platinum record for her latest CD, Born To Fly. "It reallyis the first time I've felt like I've truly arrived. Read More
Loretta Lynn is beaming as she cutsthe ceremonial ribbon at the opening of the Coal Miner's DaughterMuseum on her ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. Standing beside her aresister Crystal Gayle, fellow legend George Jones, Tanya Tucker, NaomiJudd and others. Read More
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
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
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
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
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