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Mad dog mean, proclaims the sign onthe Nashville recording studio's door. Just before entering, TracyByrd grins and his longtime bud Mark Chesnutt chuckles. They're hereto record their first-ever duet, "A Good Way To Get On My Bad Side,"and they know exactly what the sign means. Read More
Troy Gentry squints as he lines upthe cue ball. Thwack! The cue stick rockets the ivory orb into thecrimson three ball, dropping it into the corner pocket. EddieMontgomery nods his approval. Read More
Remember that nothing lasts forever: beauty, employment, pleasure,pain, youth ... or the flu." Chely Wright offers that nugget, andothers, in her latest project: participation in an advice book forgirls called Hands On! 33 More Things Every Girl Should Know: SkillsFor Living Your Life From 33 Extraordinary Women. Read More
Before his country music star rose,Chris Cagle was an A student, a high school football star -and a super big brother. Read More
When Johnny Cash's rumbling version of the Neil Diamond classic "Solitary Man" won this year's Grammy award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance, the Man in Black was... Read More
Sitting in her bedroom in her parents' Clinton, Miss., home, Meredith Edwards could be any excitable, fresh-faced 17-year-old. But she's not. Read More

Real life is not all wonderful, and it's not all terrible," declares Pam Tillis. "It's somewhere in between." Between bites of a long-delayed lunch, Pam is discussing her philosophy about love songs. While other singers croon about love as if it were perfect bliss, Pam keeps a more...

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Good cooking runs in Sara Evans' family. "My mom is a major cook," declares Sara. "She's one of those who never leaves the kitchen. Every Sunday there is a huge meal with four desserts. "And my granny is the...

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New Yorkers aren't easily impressed. But here in the lobby of the swanky Pierre Hotel on Fifth Avenue, a fur-clad matron speaks breathlessly into her cell phone. "You'll nevah guess who I just saw upstairs," she rasps. "Dolly PAW-ton!"

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I wasn't even in Nashville to see the plastic pink flamingos pop up all over town. I hear ... " Then bam-bam-bam! An insistent knocking interrupts Billy Ray Cyrus in mid-sentence. He rises to open the door to his dressing room.

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Reba McEntire takes a rare moment to relax inside New York City's Marquis Theatre, where she is preparing for her Broadway debut as Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun. Nashville's durable redhead has been hard at work here for the last month, making sure everything will be just right when the curtain rises Jan. 26, in just a few days.

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It was the snip seen around the world. Faith Hill stepped onstage recently to accept her People's Choice Award for Favorite Female Musical Performer, but soon it was her new jagged, bobbed hairstyle - not her hits - that was on everyone's lips.

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There he goes again! Kenny Rogers, who made a major comeback in 2000 with his No. 1 "Buy Me A Rose," is back with a new album, There You Go Again, and another hit, "He Will, She Knows." And while that song... Read More
From early one morning to well into the next morning, Patty Loveless savored Miami's swank Doral Resort and the trendy nightlife of South Beach. Read More
He has endured a prison sentence, survived failed marriages and weathered financial hard times. He has been a rambunctious young rebel, an ex-con, a grandpa and a superstar. Read More
On his spacious Tennessee farm, two hours outside Nashville, Hank Williams Jr. looks over his acres of picture-postcard forest. "This is paradise," he declares. Hank chuckles as he watches his 3-year-old son, Sam, run around with... Read More
Who'll be the stars of tomorrow? These newcomers are ready for a place in the spotlight. Read More
As the new year begins, fans can't help but wonder what the future holds for country music. To find out, Country Weekly sought the advice of an all-knowing, all-seeing swami. But we couldn't get an appointment - so we asked Cledus T. Judd. Taking a break from promoting his new album, Just Another Day in Parodies, the comedian temporarily traded his funnybone for a crystal ball and answered some burning questions. Read More