1. Trisha Yearwood Names Her Top 5 Country Heartbreak Songs of All Time

    July 29, 2016 11:53 AM EDT Who knows a great country song better than Trisha Yearwood ? “She’s in Love With the Boy” kicked off her career in 1991 by making her the first female vocalist since Connie Smith in 1964 (“Once A Day”) to top the chart with her debut single. Since then, Yearwood has added to laurels such…

  2. Country Songwriter Hank Cochran Dead at 74

    July 15, 2010 4:06 PM EDT H ank Cochran , a consummate songwriter who composed a string of country hits including "Make the World Go Away" for Eddy Arnold , has died. He was 74. Martha E. Moore, his publicist, said Cochran died Thursday morning at his home in Hendersonville north of Nashville. He had been in…

  3. Jamey Johnson Reveals 'Guitar Song' Details

    June 09, 2010 10:28 AM EDT J amey Johnson will give fans plenty of new material when he releases "The Guitar Song," his follow-up to 2008's award-winning, gold-certified "That Lonesome Song," on Sept. 14. "The Guitar Song" spreads 25 songs across two CDs -- including "Macon,"…

  4. Alan Jackson's 'Train' Coming March 30

    January 13, 2010 5:59 PM EST Country star Alan Jackson 's new album "Freight Train" (Sony Music Nashville) is set for release March 30. The 12-song album was produced by longtime collaborator Keith Stegall and features eight songs with Jackson's writing credit. The album also features Lee Ann Womack…

  5. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1989

    August 11, 2009 6:21 PM EDT REPEAT OFFENDER: This week 20 years ago, singer/songwriter Richard Marx joined a select group of male artists who've enjoyed runs of at least three consecutive No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100. After composing "Right Here Waiting," Marx felt the song was so personal that he…

  6. Vern Gosdin, Country Music's 'The Voice,' Dies At 74

    April 30, 2009 8:01 AM EDT Country singer/songwriter Vern Gosdin, known as "The Voice" for his distinctive tone and heart-wrenching way with a lyric, died Monday night in Nashville following a recent stroke. He was 74. Born in Woodland, Alabama, Gosdin's singing and writing style was influenced most by…

  7. Jones' 'Special Guests' Expanded, Reissued

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The 1979 duets album "George Jones: My Very Special Guests" has grown nearly three times larger for its May 31 reissue by Columbia/Legacy. The 1979 duets album "George Jones: My Very Special Guests" has grown nearly three times larger for its May 31 reissue by Columbia…

  8. Mud on the Tires

    August 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In the third installment of what's already shaping up as a remarkably consistent and imaginative recording career, Brad Paisley again sets the standard of what modern traditional country can be. In the third installment of what's already shaping up as a remarkably consistent and…

  9. Kevin Denney

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Kevin Denney may well be the best of a promising crop of male vocalists from the class of '02. Kevin Denney may well be the best of a promising crop of male vocalists from the class of '02. He owns a sincere, lights-out baritone with plenty of vocal tricks, and he's a more-than…

  10. Success Should Be 'No Problem' For Chesney's New Album

    April 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST After eight years of developing his career the slow and steady way, Kenny Chesney finally seems to be poised on the brink of major stardom. Two factors that may push him up into that rarefied air are After eight years of developing his career the slow and steady way, Kenny Chesney finally…