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Garth Brooks served as one of the pallbearers at the funeral of Grand Ole Opry member Johnny Russell on the morning of July 6. Several other Opry members also participated as pallbearers including Brad Paisley, Jim Ed Brown, Billy Walker, Porter Wagoner, Jack Greene, and Little Jimmy Dickens. Read More
Chely Wright was one of many performers for the PBS special "Capitol Fourth." The singer was overwhelmed with honor that she was asked to take part in the celebration because she comes from a military family. Read More
Legendary singer/songwriter and Grand Ole Opry member Johnny Russell died on July 3 after battling diabetes his whole life. The 61-year-old died peacefully at a Nashville hospital Read More
Tracy Lawrence and his wife, Becca, recently welcomed a new addition to their family. Read More
Shania Twain's hometown of Timmins, Ontario celebrated their favorite girl the weekend of June 29 with the "Shania Time Heritage Festival." Read More
Chet Atkins, musician, record producer and record company executive, died on Saturday, June 30 due to complications from cancer. Survivors include his wife of more than 50 years, Leona Johnson Atkins, and daughter, Merle Atkins Read More
Johnny Russell's condition is worsening, but his friends in the business have been faithfully visiting him in an effort to cheer him up. Read More
Kristyn Osborn, a member of SHeDAISY, filed a lawsuit against a major karaoke company on June 28. Read More
Jamie O'Neal is taking some time to recuperate after undergoing surgery for a ruptured disc. She will have to cancel all of her personal appearances for the next couple of weeks, but reps say she's expected to make a full recovery. Read More
Country artist Naomi Judd, 55, recently spoke at a large biotechnology conference in California. Judd who suffers from Hepatitis C credits the drug interferon with permitting her to control her disease while maintaining a fulfilling life. Read More
Trace Adkins has survived many situations that could have been the end of him--being shot by his ex-wife, run over by a boulder, and surviving an oil-derrick explosion. Luckily he made it through it all. Read More
Shania Twain announced that she was learning how to speak French at last year's CMA Awards. The Canadian-born singer now lives in Switzerland with her husband, Mutt Lange, and French happens to be one of the languages spoken there. Read More
New Orleans' House of Blues was the location of Trisha Yearwood's kickoff for her "Inside Out" summer tour. Recently she answered fan questions during a Yahoo! chat. Read More
In case they ever want to drop out of the music industry, both George Strait and Darryl Worley have degrees they can use to start new careers. Thanks to his parents, Strait has an agricultural degree that was a backup in case he didn't make it in the biz. Worley can claim a biology degree for the same reasons. Read More
Everyone expected Brooks & Dunn's Neon Circus and Wild West Show tour to be popular, but no one could have guessed just how popular. The festival drew record-setting crowds recently during two Wisconsin show stops. Read More
Hit-maker Garth Brooks is dropping out of the limelight to spend more time with his children. However, he does not want his children to feel like he is sacrificing his career for their sake.

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On June 23, 2001, Clint Black received the Celebrity of the Year Award from ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The star was honored because of all the support he has given to this organization throughout the years. The ceremony was held in Memphis, but Black could not attend so he sent Maria Brunner, a member of his management team and board member of St. Jude, in his stead. Brunner read a statement by Black during the ceremony. Read More
According to Lila McCann, finding songs for her first "adult" album, COMPLETE, was harder than she expected. Read More
Randy Travis is scheduled to release his first live album on August 28 Read More
Sara Evans' latest single, "I Could Not Ask For More" is rising closer and closer to the top of the charts. The song was written by pop/rock singer Edwin McCain, and Sara says the lyrics remind her of her son Avery. Read More