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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
Trace Adkins has a new baby, a hitsong and new property for his country dream home ... now if he canjust sell some records! 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
Earl Scruggs settles into the livingroom couch in his house just south of Nashville. He points to anothercouch, across the room. Read More
t felt weird," reveals the modestsinger. "At first I was not into it because it's such a milestone.But then I thought, 'We really have amassed enough hits. It feelslike the right time to move between what we've done in the past andwhat the future holds.' " Read More
If you find that your shining moments of inspiration come in the shower, you're not alone. On the day they wrote Brooks & Dunn's smash hit, "Ain't Nothing 'Bout You," songwriters Tom Shapiro and Rivers Rutherford drew from that same inspiring, water-drenched place. Read More
Standing at the altar, Sammy Kershaw fights back tears. He fidgets with his jacket sleeve as he waits for his bride -to -be, Lorrie Morgan, to come down the aisle Read More
Of all the CMA categories this year,perhaps the Horizon nominees face the stiffest competition. Read More
Songs from the double-platinum soundtrack for the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? dominate this year's Vocal Event category with two nominations: "Didn't Leave Nobody But The Baby," performed by alt-country divas Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss and Gillian Welch, and a soaring new version of the traditional hymn "I'll Fly Away," featuring Alison and Gillian. Read More
There'll be more to celebrate at the 2001 CMA Awards than who brings home the cherished glass trophies - this will be the CMA's 35th annual award show, and Vince Gill's 10th year as host, making it a milestone year for country's biggest night. Read More
A pink Prevost tour bus rolls intothe parking lot of the Executive Inn Rivermont, an Owensboro, Ky.,resort. Even though it's three hours before show time, a crowdgathers around the home-on-wheels. With loretta lynn emblazoned onthe side in purple script, there's no question who's inside - it's the Coal Miner's Daughter herself. Read More
Okay, so Travis Tritt was in the Caribbean's Cayman Islands toperform as part of the concert series Cayman Country. And perform hisheart out he did. But you'd better believe he also squeezed in sometime beneath the waves. Read More
Once upon a time, a songwriter inNashville broke up with his girlfriend. When she moved to Austin, herealized he'd made a terrible mistake. So he put a new outgoingmessage on his answering machine: "By the way - if this isAustin, I still love you." Read More